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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thengai Paal Kanji (porridge with coconut milk)

                                                       I am sure this will be an item familiar to all Tamilians. This kanji is an excellent home remedy for ulcer in the mouth,tongue or stomach.The healing effect of coconut and fenugreek does the wonder. All of us one day or the other will  be suffering from the mouth ulcer and find this kanji very useful..For the bachelors who have food outside the whole week can have this on the week end to soothe the stomach. Paruppu thuvayal  or Vendakkai pachadi will be an excellent combination.

Raw rice or Rice that you cook -1/2 cup
Garlic pods-10
Fenugreek seed -1 ½ teaspoon
Coconut milk –milk taken from a small coconut  or ½ cup thick tinned coconut milk

Pressure cook the rice along with the garlic pods and fenugreek seeds adding  quarter cup coconut milk and 2 cups water.In slow flame cook the rice for 12 minutes.Open the cooker and smash the rice with a ladle adding little salt.remember this kanji does not need much salt. Now add nearly 2 cups of coconut milk.Add water to the tinned milk to make it two cups if tinned coconut milk is used. Serve immediately as the porridge will become thick once it cools .If you are going to use it later and find it very thick little more coconut milk or warm water can be used.


Madhu Pravin said...

Wow! Aachi... This is my favourite sunday breakfast, and used to call it, Vellai Poondu Kanji. I used to have lots of it wen Mom makes it :) I was searching the net for this recipes for months n gave up :( thanks a lot for the recipe. Will try it and let u kno asap :)

Cham said...

We make kanji but not this way with garlic. Sounds good remedy for mouth ulcer. Do u have the okra pacchadi?
Btw how re u, aunty?

Solai Chidambaram said...

Hi Cham
I am fine and how are you guys.I am trying to get back to active blogging.

blossoming_engineers said...

Mam.....u r back....m so happy to c ur latest recipes...

Nan tastea samaika kathukittathae unga blog parthu than...all credit goes to u....

Pls continue ur great work:):)

Madhu Pravin said...

Tried this Porridge today and it was lip-smacking good :) Thanks for the recipe, Aachi... It became little thick after I had mashed the rice along with coconut milk and water. Should I increase the amount of water while pressure cooking it?

Solai Chidambaram said...

Madhu,you can add more water while you cook and also can add coconut milk mixed water more after smashing to get your desired consistency.There is no hard and fast proportion for coconut milk or water added.

bhuvana chandramohan said...

Hi mam

I tried this receipe today it came out really good. Can i give this kanji to my 18 months old daughter.

Solai Chidambaram said...

bhuvana,Try giving 2 to 3 spoons initially to the kid.gradually increase the qty.That will be safer for all new food given to kids.

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe as we got seasonal sorethroat,worked wonders,guess its the garlic and fenugreek,
It's good to see recipes posted for people who are ill too,this is easily digestible and light for stomach too,thank you,skl