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Method of preparation of Kozhippidi is a non vegetarian chicken dish in Malabar style.

Paste made of ¼ kg parboiled rice, turmeric powder and cumin seed.
Cinnamon stick - 2 or 3
Pepper corn - 5 nos
Cumin seed - 2 pinch
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 5 nos
Curry leaves     
Tomato (chopped) - 2 nos
Large onion (sliced) - 1
Red chilli Powder - ¼ tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Cumin seed powder - ¼ tsp
Coconut paste - 1 cup
Coconut oil - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Chicken - 200 g (boneless)

Method of preparation
Steamed bits of rice
Soak the parboiled rice for two hours and grind it with quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and two pinches of cumin seed and by adding small amount of water. Make thick dough and then roll out thin cocoon-like bits, about half inch in length. Place them on an oiled piece of plantain leaf and then steam for 10 minutes. Sprinkle water on them to avoid sticking each other.

Chicken preparation
Heat some coconut oil in a pan. Add cardamom, cumin seed, cinnamon and pepper. Stir well. Now add to this crushed garlic and ginger. Put some curry leaves followed by chopped onions. Stir well. Add some crushed green chilli. Continue stirring. Now add salt and stir well. Put into this mix, some pieces of tomato. Next, add powdered turmeric, red chilli, coriander and cumin seed. Stir the ingredients well. Into this add pieces of boneless chicken and mix them well. You may now add some salt and the required amount of water. Leave it to cook for some more time.

Take out the steamed rice bits and sprinkle some water. Now it is time to check the chicken preparation. Add some coconut paste and stir well. Allow some time for the chicken preparation to get well cooked. You may add some garam masala. Stir gently and add the steamed rice bits.

Serve the dish hot and savour its unique flavor.

Mr. Majo C Chirappuram
Executive Chef
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad

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