Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and worship. It is the Islamic month of fasting. Back in India, my neighbour aunty and our family friend gets me spiced rice porridge(noyambu kanji) for every ramadan. I like it so much. Even now when I happen to be in India for vacation during ramadan, she make sure to give me this porridge. They have this while breaking their fast. Far away from home I remember her every Ramadan and Eid.
Yesterday I spoke to her and she gave me the recipe of the kanji.I tried it and it came out good..the same taste…thanks a lot aunty 🙂
This recipe serves 4 . You need,
- broken rice (podi ari) – 1 cup
- onion – 1 medium onion sliced/crushed
- Ginger – 1 tbsp crushed (or replace with 1/2 tbsp crushed dry ginger)
- salt to taste
- Coconut gratted – 1 cup
- garlic – 1 big clove
- jeera//cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- corriander seeds – 1/2 tbsp
- curry leaves – 2 springs
- turmeric – 1/2 tsp
You have to,
- Wash rice several times and drain
- In a cooker add rice, add 4-5 cups of water, onion and ginger
- Pressure cook in medium flame for 3 whistles and remove from fire. Mean time grind the ingredients and keep aside closed
- Once the pressure is gone, remove the lid and add the ground mixture, salt ( If you feel the water is less add water at this point)
- Boil for another 5 minutes without closing the lid.
- Serve warm
1. This is also known as “jeeraka kanji” in Cochin area.
2. For non-veg version cooked chicken or mutton strips(cooked with pepper and salt) can also be added
3. The rice can be cooked with mutton or chicken stock instead of water
Kanji Looks Delicious !!!
Neat presentation :))
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very interesting & healthy recipe..:P
wow.. so yummy kanji..
Spice up the Curry says