Kunji pathil/Aana pathil (rice dumplings in beef gravy)
This delicious dumplings are called in different name…….such as Kunji pathil, Aana pathil, kozhi pidi or simply pidi and so on. But the way of preparations are almost similar. In our place we call it as Aana pathil.
It’s very bad of me that I din’t introduce any malabarian dishes yet.Malabar is in northern part of Kerala, and people over there are well known for their hospitality. If any guest arrive at home, table will be filled with variety of food,snacks and sweets. We malabarians celebrate with food. I am from north part of Malabar – Kannur.
Yes this is an authentic Malabar dish which is finger licking and lip smacking. One of my favorite dish, I love to eat this on the next day, taste will be enhanced even more. We usually make this for dinner. Small rice dumplings, cooked in steam and then mix with coconut beef/chicken gravy. During our childhood, whenever my mom make this for dinner, we children also take part in that, to make small dumplings….we all sit together and grab some of the rice and do it. It’s very interesting for us as child. We will feel so proud as a little chef 😜.
Its a bit lengthy process, but definitely worth the effort. Lets see how this dish has been made.