Chalimidi recipe

chalimidi recipe, how to make chalimidi – rice flour recipes

Chalimidi is a unique traditional sweet recipe of Andhra. Whenever there is a celebration like a baby shower (seemantham) or Sri Rama Navami festival, you can be sure that chalimidi will be a star player. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are 2 versions of chalimidi, one is uncooked or pachi chalimidi and the other is paakam chalimdi which involves making sugar syrup. Chalimidi recipe involving the preparation of sugar or jaggery syrup can be quite tricky for beginners. I will share that version too in a future post.

chalimidi recipe
chalimidi – andhra sweet dish for sri rama navami festival

Whatever version you make, its imperative you make fresh rice flour at home. It involves soaking rice overnight, drying it for half an hour and grinding it to a fine powder. I have already done a post on how to make rice flour at home and few recipes with rice flour.

I’m sharing the simplest process of making chalimidi which is popular as pachi chalimidi (raw or uncooked version). It is recommended to use fresh coconut while cardamom is essential for an aromatic and flavorful chalimidi. With Sri Rama Navami festival round the corner, get ready to serve Lord Rama his favorite sweet using rice flour, along with vadapappu panakam.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to make chalimdi recipe


  Prepare time:
 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  rice flour
  •   sugar


  •   Rice flour - 1 cup (homemade, please refer link above on how to make rice flour)
  •   Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp, powdered
  •   Coconut - 2 tbsps, freshly grated (optional)
  •   Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  •   Milk - few tsps
  •   Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method for making Chalimidi

Take a bowl, add freshly ground fine rice flour. Add grated coconut, powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix.
Add ghee and mix well. Add little milk, tsp at a time and make a soft dough.
Remove to a serving bowl. You can make smaller balls of the chalimidi dough or make a single large ball and offer as prasadam.


  •   To make rice flour, soak 1 cup raw rice in water overnight. Next day, drain water and dry the rice on a cloth for 20-30 mts. Grind the rice to a fine powder. Sieve and use the fine rice flour. Grind the remaining coarse rice grains to make a fine powder.


chalimidi recipe, a special sweet dish for sri rama navami festival other than vadapappu & to make chalimidi, andhra prasadam rice flour recipes
  • Veena Theagarajan

    totally new to me.. sounds good

  • deepak mishra

    hi, i like this recipe and tremendous ,thank to sharing recipe.

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