Chakka Pidi

Dish Type : Dessert


  • DH Chakkavaratty – Β½ cup
  • DH Rice powder – Β½ cup
  • DH Fennel (Saunf / Perinjeerakam) – ΒΌ tsp
  • Jaggery – as required
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup (first milk) and 2 cups (second milk)
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 pinch
  • Cardamom powder – 1 pinch
  • Salt – to taste
Boil water with fennel and pinch of salt. Add this to the rice powder, knead into smooth dough and roll into small balls (pidi), coat with rice powder and keep aside. Boil the 2nd milk on medium flame. Add the pidi into this and let it simmer gently. Melt jaggery with water to make a syrup. Add cardamom and dry ginger powder. Slowly mix the chakkavaratty into this syrup, while stirring continuously. When it starts thickening, add the cooked pidi and mix gently. Pour in the thick/ first coconut milk, mix and switch off the flame. Cool to room temperature and serve.
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