Kozhi Pidi - Curried Chicken and Dumplings


The celebrations are all over and the decorations are all packed. 
The days are so gloomy with the pale shroud of a January sky. 
I know it will be summer Before i know, but 
I need a get away from the death of this winter..............
Just like those birds flying south in winter
I am flying South To Florida
Where Warm bright sunshine
and crazy cousins awaits me........
But home is always home
and like those winter birds who fly back north
I will be back next week 
With a revived spirit ........
                                        Sarah Naveen

The poem and the vacation thing apart , today's post is a malabar specialty , which my kuttanadan grandma used to make years ago( yeah its kin of oxymoron) and i have blogged about it before here. 
Do you remember i said i was hoping for a stewy soupy winter this time . Yes, i have been cooking a lot of soups , stews and "stoups" in my kitchen lately and that was when i craved for something curried . 
It reminded me of this and , here it is A curried "stoup"or may be "choup" of chicken and rice flour dumplings. 
Here, Steamed rice flour dumplings is cooked in a rich spicy curried chicken gravy enriched with coconut milk. Oh trust me it can do wonders in this cold weather.



Ingredients:-

For Pidi / Dumplings

Rice powder - 1 cup ( Roasted) 
Crushed cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salto taste
Water - 1.5 - 2 cup
Oil - 1 table spoon (optional)

Bring to boil Water and salt . When it is bubbling hot add rice flour and crushed cumin seeds.
Cover it with a lid and switch off the flame. Let it stand for 2 minutes. 
Add oil and using the hand of a (wooden) spoon combine very well.
Use your hands to knead it to a dough like we do for idiyappam.
Make small balls with the dough .
Steam it in an Appachembu or steamer for 15 minutes or till it is done and keep aside
( You can shape it into whatever you like..
Most of the pidi in the net have dimples in it, i think that would be really good , but this is the way my grandma used to make it, so i decided to stick with it :) ).


For Kozhi / Chicken curry

Chicken - 1 lb
Onion chopped - 2 medium
Ginger crushed - a small piece
Garlic crushed - 3-4 cloves
Green chili chopped - 1
Tomato chopped - 1 large
Cardamom, star anise , and cloves crushed - 1 tsp
Mace - 1 
OR Garam masala - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 1 table spoon ( or roughly  two times the chili powder)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Thin coconut milk - 2 cup
Salt to taste
Curry leaves

Method for making Kozhi pidi

Clean and cut the chicken thighs into small pieces . Wash well and pat dry.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking vessel and curry leaves.
Add chopped onion and saute for 6-7 minutes and add crushed ginger , garlic and green chiles.
Fry it for 2 minutes and add chopped tomato and saute till the oil separates.
Make a paste with chili , coriander and turmeric powder , by adding a little water and add to the pan
Fry it for a minute or two and add the chicken pieces. 
Add 1 cup of thin coconut milk and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
Add crushed spices and mace and steamed Dumplings and combine well. 
Cook covered for another 5-7 minutes and simmer for 2 minutes uncovered.
Remove from fire and serve warm.

Cheers
Sarah

64 comments:

Smitha said...

yummy yummy....love the chicken and love the dumplings...love them both together too...:))

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Laya..hey deleted your comment accidentally...
Tried to copy it and paste it..but that looked awkward :)..Sorry kto..

Laya said...

Thats ok.. I was saying nice poem and nice dish :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Yeah i read it :)...Your request is still safe with me...I would do it after my vacation :)

Reva said...

this curry is so wonderful...
Reva

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking curry, intersting dumpling idea too

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking curry, intersting dumpling idea too

Happy Cook said...

Muhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i think i am going to come and stay with you for a couple of weeks till I have had my feed of all your delicious traditional dishes, drool drool

Treat and Trick said...

Delicious curry, I'm drooling at your fantastic click....

Kairali sisters said...

Ohh my Sarah i was craving for this for a looong time, your post made me go crazy and probably i will have to make this today itself.Awesome girl...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
How are you ? Happy New year! I did not know you are a great poet too..awesome writing , as good as your recipe. In Korea, they use rice dumplings in many dishes. The recipe is very nice , would like to try someday.
Oh yes, wish you a great warm , sunny Holiday.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow Sarah the curry looks very inviting and new to me by adding dumplings.Really love it will give a try.Thanks for sharing with us dear.By the way Happy New Year.

Shanavi said...

This is called thikkadi in tamil, but in general they make it with lamb, Ur's sounds tooooo delicious...I love it dear..Love the clicks...Tooooo good

Umm Mymoonah said...

I want to try this for a long time, definitely going to try your recipe.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

kozhi pidi looks so yummy sarah..

Swathi said...

adipoli kozipidi sarah.

Soumya said...

ugran dish....very tempting...
Have a wonderful vacation...

Dimah said...

This sounds really great!

Vandana Rajesh said...

looks so good...wish I could just come over and have a bite:). A classic kerala delicacy...you have made it look all so simple.

Padma said...

Nice curry with those dumplings... looks very tempting Sarah.

Pushpa said...

Mouthwatering and yummy chicken dumpling curry Sarah.

Nisha said...

Totaly yum sarah

Priya said...

Very interesting chicken curry, dumpling in chicken curry sounds truly new for me..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

ooh.. those dumplings look so cute :)
hey thanks a lot for following me on my blog :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious we make something similar but the pidi we make are different
this looks good

Mrs K said...

Kozhi Pidi is totally new to me & I must admit that this sounds like the perfect curry for this weather,we are already headed for a nor'easter again :( Lovely poem :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Ee recipeye kurichu kettitundu,kandittu kothiyavunnu..thanks for sharing.

Krishnaveni said...

new to me, looks beautiful

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Sarah

Loved the chicken curry especially the color of it. Will be eagerly waiting for your next post in the coming week.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Sarah,

Yummy treat with chicken...Beautiful poem dear...Keep writing more!!

check out www.poetry.com and et your poems published...:)

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Nitha said...

adipoli tto... eniku eshtam aanu ethu.. eppolelum try cheyyanam...

Nisa Homey said...

Pidi kandittu kothi varunnu...

Nisa Homey said...

Pidi kandittu kothi varunnu...

Harman said...

nice one..
looks like idli..
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Gouri Guha said...

Such a nice chicken curry. The poem is good and hope to read more lines in future. Keep writing.

Madhura Manoj said...

Interesting!! Dumplings in chicken curry new to me.

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Angie's Recipes said...

It has been raining and cold here...this would makes a great dinner for me!

lissie said...

absolutely drool-worthy kozhi pidi...craving for it..!

enjoy your vacation...have a blast with your cousins!

I feel better... but cannot type for a long time.

S.Menaga said...

very interesting recipe!!

shevon said...

This dish looks wonderful!

Madhu said...

wow...very unique Sarah. Will try this out.

Subhie Arun said...

nice curry with those dumplings..must try one!,,this looks v tempting n inviting!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

nice poem...
hope u have a good sunny break...
love the curry...

aipi said...

That is soooo beautifully presented!
Loved the poem too :)

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Dimah said...

sounds and looks awesome! beautiful presentation!

Reshmi said...

sarah..i heard abt this kozhi pidi recipe..but never had it b4..looks beautiful..and ofcourse by adding the dumblings it looks more adorable...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I normally add potatoes in my chicken curry but those rice dumplings are a good addition. They will go so well with the curry sauce. Hope you have a wonderful vacation :)

Gulmohar said...

Wow...adipoli pidi..I'm just waiting for you to invite me over ;-)

Fathima said...

u write poems too! Nice one... love this dish...My mom makes a similar dish.. it is called "Chakoli" though...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

This is ultimate and very new to me, looks delish...lovely poem lady and have a good trip Florida...:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, ultimate chicken dish...I have seen similar dish for beef...was so thrilled to see one in chicken, my fav' I cud try this for sure:)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so yum,nice and different dish...

Rachu said...

I had been trying so hard to get the perfect kozhipidi recipe. Am sure this will give me a chance to stand upto my mom in law's cooking,, lets see the result. thnks

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Silence Sings said...

Wow the recipe made me hungry....looks abosolutely delicious.....

Simply Life said...

dumplings taste good in everything - this looks delicious!

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

nalla puthumayulla vibhavam.....

Mallugirl said...

adipoli.. u have some leftovers?

Yummy Team said...

Poem adipoli, recipe and pics athilum adipoli!! Great post, Sarah..

Aparna said...

kollallo videon!!!,nannayitundu ;)

vineetha said...

Great poem ketto...oru kochu kavi analle..
Super delicious kozhi pidi..kothi vanu rakshayilla..

Thas@Cooking with Thas said...

In my hometown, this is called chakkoli and made in a slightly different way. I've posted the recipe, have a look: http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/chakkoli-or-dumplings-and-chicken-in-coconut-sauce/

I love it with shrimp. I like your way of making this too, have to try it out.

meeso said...

Wow, this is great! I'm bookmarking!

Suhaina said...

oh wow.. i had completely forgot about this dish... thanks for reminding me dear.. I make with slight changes in the ingredients...
love ur version too... i am drooling here.

Sona said...

Hey...i tried ur kozhi pidi..loved it...it was yummy :)visit my blog sonastastybites.wordpress.com

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