Kadalaparippu Madhura Pidi


2 cup rice flour plus 2 tbsp
1 cup kadalaparippu/ chana dal
200 gm/ 1 cup sugar
2 cup thick coconut milk
6 cup thin coconut milk
2 tsp cardamom powder


  1. Soak chana dal in water for 3-4 hours. Cook the chana dal in 2 cups of water till soft (3/4 cooked).
  2. Boil 2 cups of water with little salt in a pan.
  3. In a bowl, add the rice flour and pour the boiling water and mix well using a wooden spoon. Allow to cool it slightly.
  4. Then knead it well while it is still warm, to a soft and smooth dough.
  5. Make small buttons out of this dough and keep it aside.


       6.  In a large pan, heat thin coconut  milk. When it boils, add prepared rice buttons/ pidi’s and cook till done, stirring in between.
       7. Then add cooked chana dal, sugar and 1/2 tsp salt and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
       8. Add 2 tbsp rice flour mixed in 1/2 cup water and stir continuously.
       9. When it thickens, add thick coconut milk and boil for few minutes.
      10. Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from flame…Serve warm…
Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine


  1. I had just done this recipe for Lubna's guest post on the first day of Ramadan, do check that post… umma adds jaggery instead of sugar… looks s o good…

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