Paal Pidi

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Total Time:
60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - rice flour (idiyappam flour/puttu podi)
  • Boiling water as required
  • 1 cup - coconut milk (can be replaced with milk)
  • 1 cup - milk
  • 1/2 cup - sugar

How to Make Paal Pidi

  • Boil water with a pinch of salt.
  • Pour it into the rice flour little by little, mixing with a spoon as you go.
  • Once it all comes together, knead for a minute to get a soft dough.
  • Take a small pinch of this dough, no bigger than the size of a cherry, and roll into a small ball. Repeat until the rice flour dough is used up.
  • Steam these pidi in an idli cooker for 10 - 15 minutes, till they are cooked through.
  • If the balls are big, it may not cook in the middle, so keep the size of the pidi small.
  • In a wide thick bottomed pan, mix coconut milk, sugar and whole milk together and bring to a boil.
  • Add the steamed pidi into it and let it boil for 10-15 minutes till it thickens a bit.
  • Taste in between and add more sugar if required.
  • Add half a tsp of cardamom powder, if desired and serve hot or cold, decorated with nuts.
  • You can make this with coconut milk or whole milk alone or use a combination of both.
  • Recipe courtesy: My Kitchen Trials