Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kanji / Rice porridge

We didn't really think we should make a post of this so-called poor mans food "Kanji " or in simple plain words Rice porridge. There's nothing really that goes into making it, but the idea is new to lot of other Indians. Its then we realized its popular only down south and most of us have this comfort food when we are struck with a bad cold or one of its accomplices.

Prep Time
: 20 mins
Ingredients

Rice:1/2 cup
Water : 1 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee(optional)
Grated coconut (optional): 1-2 tablespoons

* Rice : Water = 1:3
* If you are using red matta rice, you will need to add more water.
* While giving this to small babies/ children, add some ghee and nicely mash up the rice. Its a great meal by itself, specially when they are sick or have lost appetite.
*We usually make the kanji in a open deep pot.


Wash rice thoroughly and keep it to boil in water until the rice is cooked fully. Make sure the water doesn't completely dry up.It should be semi liquidy. Smash it a little with the back of a spoon or a potato masher. Add salt and grated coconut. Serve hot. Puzukku (lentil curry), Pappad, chamanthi /achaar is all you need with the Kanji to make it one of the best meals ever...

27 comments:

  1. looks very health and simply my dears..nice post:)

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  2. Thanks a ton dear for sharing this.Now I can make it for my Son. thanks again!

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  3. nice refreshing and a healthy kanji.you can drop by my blog and give ur comments.

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  4. Nothing will beat this healthy kanji na...looks great!!

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  5. Ayyo..ee kanjiyum thazhe irikkunna chammanthiyum...oooh heaven...btw..vazhayila evidunnu kitti??

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  6. kanji presentation adipoli....

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  7. Love the clicks...it gives such an authentic feel:) Kanji looks really healthy!

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  8. Kanji looks like it can keep the flu and sniffles at bay. I made chicken noodle soup at home today cause I am feeling under the weather. :(. Your bowl of Kanji is what I need right now. hey where did you find that plaintain leaf?

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  9. Thanks everyone for those lovely comments...

    Sarah and Cool Lassi(e) we buy the frozen plaintain leaf from the Asian food store. Its really good and it last 2-3 weeks.

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  10. What a beautiful presentation...kanji looks so good with the pickle and pappad :)

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  11. kanjiyum chammanthiyum nalla combination illya...enku valaraeestamanu!

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  12. Great combo kanji and chammanthi. I have an award for you.

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  13. Adipoli presentation....I can have it anytime..such a comfort food.

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  14. Adipoli! Presentation and picture.. I had kanji last night. Yum!

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  15. Nice presentation dear..2 kanthariyum koodi edutho..Njan ividunnu iranguva..

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  16. Poor mans food is many a times the best and the most comforting food one could have... We have Rice porrige with pearl onions and green chillies... nice pics!!

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  17. Kanji sure is a food for fever..lovely presentation..

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  18. Awesome pic and kanji chamanthiyum oru pappadavum mathi :)

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  19. wow liked that leafy presentation!!!

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  20. Hi girls...

    An award is awaiting you in http://cookingwithkairalisisters.blogspot.com/2010/03/bhel-puri-serves-8.html

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  21. Looks healthy and delicious Lovely presentation.

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  22. Everyday whn we drain rice after cooking , the water we is kanji.. too .. I just love it with a bit of salt.

    On a conditioning note, u cud use it with a bit of gram flour and wash ur hair with it . it conditions it well too

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  23. @Sandhya, thank you for the tips.. amma used to wash our hair with kanji vellam when we were kids...

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