Kollu Kanji/ Horse Gram And Brown Rice Porridge

Horse gram is one of the healthiest legumes, ideal for weight loss. I usually made a simple dhal fry kind of dish with this legume. This recipe was suggested my mother-in-law over the phone as I jotted it down quickly. We were discussing about weight loss recipes and she suggested that we have this porridge for breakfast. Still wondering about the taste, I made this porridge for us for dinner that day. The truth was that this simple porridge had a high satiety factor and did not make us feel like we were eating any diet food. I paired it up with a spicy side dish since the porridge is not spicy and very mild to taste, ideal for little ones too. The recipe is a very simple one and is a one pot dish ideal for a slow cooker too.

Here are some side dishes from my blog, which go very well with this porridge:
Meen Kuzhambu/spicy fish curry
Mushroom Pepper Fry
Paruppu thogayal
Tandoori Fish
Tandoori chicken

1. Horse gram, 1/2 cup. Washed and soaked for 3-4 hours.
2. Rice, 1 cup, washed well. Brown rice or red rice also works perfect here.
3. Grated coconut, 1-2 tablespoons. (optional)
4. Salt as per taste.
5. Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.

Add the washed rice and horse gram in a pressure cooker or  a pressure pan along with 3-1/2 cups of water and some salt. Cook for 15-20 minutes for up to 4-5 whistles until the legumes and the rice is cooked. Fry the cumin seeds in a little bit of oil and pour it over the porridge once the pressure is released. Add the grated coconut and some more water if needed. Serve with any spicy side dish.


Remya said...

healthy one...sure will try this soon,Im also struggling to reduce my weight :(

Merry Tummy said...

A must try recipe. Looks so tasty and inviting:)

Prema said...

wonderful combo,love the spread...feel like immediately dig in:)

Beena said...

Healthy recipe

nandoos kitchen said...

This looks very healthy

Shobha Kamath said...

Very interesting and healthy recipe.

Menaga Sathia said...

healthy n tasty recipe,love the all combo..mostly i prefer kanchi with thogayal !!

Sooriya said...

Glad I follow your blog sis....Lots of healthy and wonderful recipes:) Looks good!

Priya Suresh said...

Too good, cant wait to give a try..loving it.

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..Droolicious and also guilt free combo..

Gloria Fernandes said...

Healthy and delicious combo.. Looks very yummy.