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
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.
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita