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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Vendhaya kanji or thengai paal kanji, poondu kanji is a porridge made with rice, fenugreek seeds (vendhayam/ methi seeds), moong dal, garlic and coconut milk. I guess it is called with various names. But we call it vendhaya kanji. We make this for breakfast, my  mom makes this version, while my MIL makes with out garlic and add grated coconut instead of coconut milk. I guess it can be properly called as vendhaya kanji. I make it mainly when someone at home has mouth ulcer as it is indication of tummy’s underlying condition too. And whenever we feel like Winking, as it is really tasty with all this coconut milk and garlic. The coconut milk, moong dal in this kanji heals any ulcer, so a perfect home remedy for mouth ulcer/ ulcer.
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Last time when I was speaking to my MIL, she told she had made this for breakfast and I was so tempted to make. I make it often, but somehow never thought of blogging it. But my Co-sis insisted me to post it this time, so I got this post idea. My MIL told vadagam thogayal is the best combination for this kanji, so made that too. I will post the thogayal coming Monday Happy.

How to make vendhaya kanji/ thengai paal poondu kanji video

Vendhaya kanji recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins   Serves: 3

Click here for cup measurements

Ingredients

Raw rice (I used ponni) – 1/2 cup

Moong dal – 1 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 12-14 flakes (Small variety)

Salt – As needed


Method

  1. Wash rice, dal and methi seeds and add peeled garlic.
  2. 1-ingredients
  3. 2 cups water to it. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Once done, mash it well.
  4. 2-cook
  5. Mean while, you can extract coconut milk by grinding coconut with 1/2 cup warm water. Squeeze it through a metal strainer to get coconut milk.
  6. 3-coconut-milk
  7. Add hot water, coconut milk and salt to the mashed rice. Adjust the consistency as per your need using hot water. Slightly heat the kanji in medium flame.
  8. 4-heat

Notes

  • You can add moong dal more, upto 1/4 cup. It gives lots of volume. So adjust water too. Adding more moong dal will help in healing the ulcer too.
  • Methi seeds also you can add more or less.
  • Coconut milk can be avoided and can add grated coconut instead. But coconut milk is good for mouth ulcer.

Garlic and coconut milk gives an excellent aroma, you will never know how much you had. It tastes great as such, but you can serve it with vadagam thogaiyal, vathal kuzhambu or pickle.
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Raji,

    Thanks for sharing a beneficial recipe.wonderful.
    Please do correct the typo (vagagam thogayal)

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  2. Thanks Raji for this recipe. My late mum used to make this but I never got to learn the recipe. Now I'm definitely going to try making it using your recipe. Thanks again.

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  3. Thanks Raji for this recipe. My late mum used to make this but I never got to learn the recipe. Now I'm definitely going to try making it using your recipe. Thanks again.

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  5. In our community (Nattukottai chettiar) we call it as "Thengaai paal Kanji". We make it for breakfast every sunday. My mom used to add few springs of drumstick leaves along with it. Jaggary syrup and paruppu thogayal also goes very well with it.

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  6. It's called poondu kanji in my place and is served with pacha milagai thoku or thenga thogyal!

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  7. Can we substitute rice with any millet ? Also can we skip coconut milk here?

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  8. We too prepare it similar, but instead of coconut milk we add normal milk.

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  9. I tried it. Came out well and yummy. Thank you..

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  10. During pregnancy we are given this.

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  12. We eat this Ganji as well as substitute fenugreek seeds with coriander seeds during our post partum period. Sometimes we add both fenugreek & coriander seeds together. Very good for lactation and to settle the heat in the new mothers body. If the new born is colic too we feed the mums this Ganji.

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  13. Priya santhamohan
    Very nice recipe,thanks for sharing Raji.

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  14. My mom adds sugar atlast to the Kanji, we can have it as such, kids will love this version

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  15. My mom adds sugar atlast to the Kanji, we can have it as such, kids will love this version

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