Sunday 20 May 2012

Allipidi / Rice Dumplings in Sweetened Coconut Milk

Allipidi, a sweetened rice dumplings cooked in coconut milk is a classic Kerala breakfast or an evening snack/ nalumani palaharam. I usually make this for breakfast on weekends. So yesterday when I made this I thought of taking some fresh pictures and reposting. A perfect gluten free and vegan recipe from Kerala Christian homes....

Allipidi / Rice Dumplings in Sweetened Coconut Milk 
(Recipe Source: Vanitha Pachakam)

Roasted Rice flour-200gm
Salt- one pinch
Freshly Grated Coconut – 2 nos
Sugar- to taste
Cardamom, Cumin and Dry ginger -1 tsp (powdered together)
  • Mix roasted rice flour and salt, add enough boiling water to this and make a smooth and soft dough using a spoon to blend everything well. When it is warm enough to touch knead well and make tiny balls and keep aside.
  • Separate thick and thin milk from grated coconut and keep aside thick milk. Boil thin milk in a pan. (you can also add little fresh milk to enhance the taste).
  • Add the shaped balls to the boiling milk one by one and let it simmer. Add sugar to taste and mix well. Lower the heat and cook till gravy thickens; about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add thick coconut milk and ground spices and turn off the heat when the gravy is thick.
  • Serve hot.
Instead of grated coconut I used coconut milk powder to make coconut milk (Mix 6 or 7 tbsp coconut milk powder in 500 ml water and boil).

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  1. Wow allipidi looks so delicious and creamy..perfect entry dear :)

  2. I thought these were rasgullas from the picture! I have enver heard of these, but we do make something similar in Bengal... not exactly with rice flour & then put them in mil.. call it pithey..

  3. Wow I love this dish, reminds me of home when i was a kid, mom made this a lot, especially on weekends.
    I have not had this atleast for the last 18 years.
    Wish i could grab them from the screen.

  4. Yummy dish Swapna, Looks so perfect and delicous!!! I make it a lil different your balls look very soft!!

  5. This is my all time fav..amma makes it when i reach from hostel....lovely and perfect balls.. :)

  6. Oh yum! Can roasted rice flour be made from regular rice flour.Thanks:)

  7. Thank you Parita :)

    Soma I also found out this recently....but it is very tasty....hope you blog Pithey's recipe....

    Happy cook...please make it your self...I am sure you will like it...:)

    Thank you Ramya & Lena...:)

    Thanks delhibelle....yes you can roast regular riceflour....but please make sure not to over rosat....

  8. adipoli entry! Looks soo yumm! And yes you can definately send in an older post provided you re-post it again with a link to my event!

  9. thank you so much for the nice and authentic entry :)

  10. Am 3 days late here! :D Kids were unwell for a day one after other..:( This is the same dish I presume, which you helped Shn with, when she was stuck with name!
    I tried it then but the ladoos came a bit hard, shd hv been softer..much slurped on the sweet milk! I can alws give more tries! :D Tks for sharing..lovely pics!! (Am finally making Goulash today ;) )

  11. New dish for me.....but looks delish and those dumplings look tempting in that rich sauce

  12. AYYYYOOOO this is tooo good!!!
    Love them!!!!
    In fact I came across this lovely delecacy when I was there in Akkara and Kurian was too excited to explain the recipe to me..and the recipe was there in one of those cook books he was having too...
    Lucky Nags!';)

  13. Thank you everybody:) Yes Purnima this is the same dish that I helped Shn with....

  14. Thanks for the comment Swapna. you send comment for my last 3 recipes/..compared to anyone yours and bharathys comments are most important for me from the beginning..everytime after i post an entry, daily i wl check whether urs n bharathy's comment is there or not.. :)

  15. I know im late.. but im really thank you for the receipe which my grandma used to make when i was 5year old. even after decades its still in my taste buds.. Thank you very much..

  16. Looks delicious and nice pictures. Love the tea pot.:)

  17. Lovely. Reminds me of the Thai dessert - sticky rice and mango. The rice is sweetened with coconut milk and this should taste as nice.

  18. looks delectable n nice presentation

  19. Hi There,
    Wow...this recipe is looking so Appetizing. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. I can't wait to try it on my island. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

  20. Looks amazing!! Loving the crochet too!!

  21. hhmm so yummy....rice with coconut milk sounds amazing...I wish, I feel the aroma at least....I love to read the recipes of swapna cuisine...

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  22. it looks like wonderful. thank a lot


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