Ayakkoora Pidi / Ayakkoora Kakkarotti ( Steamed Rice Dumplings in King Fish Masala)


1 1/2 cup rice flour
300 gm king fish / ayakkoora, cut into pieces
2 1/2- 3 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic, chopped
1 cup grated coconut
3 shallots
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
6-7 green chillies
1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
few coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste


  1. Boil 1 1/2-2 cups of water in a sauce pan adding little salt.
  2. In a bowl, take the rice flour and add the required amount of boiling water and mix well using a wooden spoon.
  3. When the dough is still warm, knead it well to a soft and smooth dough.
  4. Apply some oil to your hands and form small balls out of the dough and steam cook in a steamer for 10-12 minutes..Keep it aside..
  5. Cook the king fish pieces with 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt adding little water.
  6.  Remove the bones from cooked fish and break each fish piece into small pieces and keep them aside.
  7. Crush together grated coconut, shallots, 2 green chillies, cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and keep it aside.
  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped onion and little salt and saute well till transparent.
  9. Add chopped garlic and 4 green chillies and saute well for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add 2 -2 1/2 tsp coriander powder to this and mix well. Then add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp chilli powder and mix well.
  11. Add shredded fish pieces to this and mix well. Add mint leaves and mix well.
  12. Then add the cooked rice dumplings/ balls to this and mix well for 3-4 minutes.
  13. Now add the crushed coconut mixture and mix well till the raw smell goes and the masala is well coated with rice dumplings….
  14. Adjust the salt and spice level and remove from flame.
  15. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve…



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