Arisi Kanji /Rice Porridge With Brown Rice

This is a traditional porridge recipe made during festive occasions. My grandma usually makes this during Bhogi.   It had been a long time since I tasted this porridge and I had to make it after an interesting conversation with my MIL. We usually make ragi koozh along with non vegetarian dishes on the third week of Aadi Masam and I was discussing with her on the phone saying that it was only me who eats ragi koozh and no one would even taste it (hubby will take a teaspoon just for my sake). She suggested that I prepare this kanji instead of the ragi koozh and I made it exactly according to her instructions.  Surprisingly this was a crowd pleaser as well. We had some friends coming over as well and I served this kanji along with some non vegetarian sides, tomato rice, sambar, white rice, and kozukattais.  Overall it was a good day.

This kanji is slightly different from the traditional porridge recipe and no milk is added here. This is usually served with yogurt. The preparation is also very simple and easy. This can be made with any variety of rice. I tried with brown rice and this tasted really good and there was no difference in the taste.

1. Rice, 1 cup. I have used brown rice here.
2. Moong dhal, 1/4 cup.
3. Grated coconut, 2 tablespoons.
4. Salt as per taste.

Wash the rice and dhal separately. Grind the rice in the mixie or blender for just 1- 2 pulses so that it is broken a little bit but not too mushy.  Add the rice and dhal along with the salt, grated coconut, and 3 cups of water and cook for 10 minutes for up to 3 whistles. You can adjust the consistency by adding some more water if you want the porridge to be a little thin.

Serving Suggestions: This porridge can be served along with any spicy side dishes or pickle. Any non vegetarian sides will go perfect with this. This porridge can also mixed with some yogurt for some added taste.


remya sean said...

healthy one. I used to prepare it but with greengram

Ree Kasirajh said...

Very healthy and nice post!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a healthy and super filling porridge.

Vaishali Honawar said...

Hi Gita, I love simple recipes like this kanji -- and it looks so delicious. It's lunchtime now, and I am so hungry just looking at this. On a separate note, your blog looks fabulous.

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Lovely kanji