Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oats kanji recipe, oats porridge with garlic

Indian style oats drinkable porridge / Kanji for breakfast. with garlic, coconut milk and spices
This is a perfect breakfast to kick start a day,healthy and a spicy,tasty,flavourful one. As a kid I have tasted noanbu kanji,from our sweet Muslim neighbor  friends ,very flavorful and healthy one…Its made of raw rice and fenu greek seeds,with lots of garlic,veggies,coconut milk and flavored with fennel and coriander too! They make this Kanji for ending their fasting .
We too make and call it as vendhaya kanji and its very healthy,as it contains fenugreek seeds,garlic and coconut milk. It cures stomach/mouth ulcers ,we don't add fennel though!
So this oats porridge is fusion of the above two.This recipe is actually originated by idea of Prathiba’s savory oats porridge,I tried recently her version and liked it so much!

Oats kanji recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time:15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins     serves: 2


Instant Oats (I used Quaker easy cook) - 1/2 cup

Garlic - 6 flakes

Carrot chopped - 3 tblsp

Tomato chopped - 3 tblsp

Green chilli,Chopped - 1

Fennel, crush slightly - 1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tblsp

Salt - to taste

Coconut grated - 1/4 cup

Or Low fat Milk - 1/4 cup


  1. Pressure cook everything with enough water(just add to cover the oats),except coconut in the above ingredients up to 2 whistles.
    oats kanji
  2. Open the cooker and mash it well with a masher. Make sure you mash the garlic properly so that the flavor blends well.
  3. oats kanji 2
  4. Extract milk from the coconut by grinding it with lukewarm water and squeeze out the milk.
  5. oats kanji 3

Add the extracted milk or low fat milk to the porridge and mix well and just heat a little and serve hot!! Smells great with garlic,fennel,coriander and tastes great with coconut milk! Enjoy hot!! oats kanji recipe

Sending this to EC’s  WYF : Breakfast.


51 Stars(comments):

  1. Anonymous13/8/09 14:00

    My hus luv oats thank u so much dear.

  2. OMG look at that pic. s so tempting nice and interesting recipe Will sure give a try.

  3. very tempting pictures Raji..morover a tasty breakfast too..

  4. Healthy breakfast & a lovely click!

  5. This looks really yum Raks..Oats is one staple breakfast here..n I havent ever thought of a savory version..will try it sometime..Thanks..:)

  6. Quaker Oats Koozh!! ;)
    Love the way you have topped the pachamilagai..

    Should be comforting and healthy!..
    Nice recipe, Raks!!

  7. i have those same towels :) and is the bowl from ikea? :D

  8. oh nice and different recipe. perfect click of course. i often take oats kanji for dinner and beakfast. will try out this

  9. healthy recipe dear..nice picture

  10. Thanks for all lovely words!
    yes of course! Both the bowl and towel from IKEA :)

  11. hi, raks, something different from the oats plain porridge, must try it sometime.., a very healthy breakfast, pictures are quite tempting

  12. Very interesting recipe ..looks too good ..Love the pics ..Hey awesome .!Thanks for sharing healthy recipe .

  13. I keep searching for oats recipes. I amde oats upma and it stopped there. I woulds surely make this, but can I substitute coconut milk with anything else?

  14. I think low fat milk/milk u can try and see :)

  15. Thats indeed a healthy porridge..Kanji is very common in Kerala but v always make with boiled rice or with special kanji rice..superb clicks

  16. Droolyfying pics and delicious brekfst.....

  17. very nice pic raks...looks healthy with those vegetables....will def try it out

  18. Nice and Very interesting recipe ..Looks too good.. lovely click!

  19. Thats lovely sure this shoos away the morning blues!

  20. Wat a healthy and delicious porridge, looks simply fantastic yaar!

  21. hey very nice and healthy recipe dear...nice click too

  22. Looks yumm..will try for sen and tell u :) I've posted veg pizza for ur event .Pls check it !!

  23. looks gorgeous and tempting! Nice dish :)

  24. very healthy dish Raks. Pictures are as usual great!!

  25. Looks yum and sounds yum too. Awesome clicks.

  26. I love oats porridge, everyday i take it as my breakfast, ur version looks yummy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Oats porridge sounds healthy n yummy.

    I welcome you to participate in the 'side dish for chapathi' event.

  28. Looks like a great way to start a day! Havent tried the savoury version though!

  29. Looks lovely, i use yogurt and other spices. Coconut milk is real interesting.

  30. Super healthy one..thanks for participating

  31. Healthy and delicious breakfast! nice click!

  32. Looks gud..and nice use of oats..I just throw mine 1kg oats coz it got spoil I never use you see :(...perhaps next time if I buy will make this :)

  33. looks very healthy and great..

  34. Such a healthy and a yummy dish!

  35. Anonymous17/8/09 21:52

    pls aceept a gift from my blog dear

  36. First time in your blog... u have a nice blog dear... Oats porridge looks extremely healthy and delicious.
    do visit my blog when u find time...

  37. I cook ordinary oats kanji...yes quite boring. Now it is time to change. Thank you for this recipe.

  38. nice pic rajeshwari....though we are not a big fan of oats ur pic make me have it

  39. It is a simple kanji.. awesome click as always

  40. Oh wow...that's a delectable and yum recipe.....Healthy that green chilli floating on porridge.....hmmm having fun with headers i think...this header also looks gr8 dear....

  41. சூப்பர்ப்..சத்தான ஒட்ஸ் கஞ்சி...எனக்கும் மிகவும் பிடித்தது..

  42. hi raks
    i tried ur oats porridge.tastes good
    but when i added coconut milk it curdled up(ready made coconut milk)
    i added coconut milk when it was hot
    can u tell me where i went wrong

  43. You can try adding when it becomes warm. But I dint had this problem so far, only if we boil after adding coconut milk, then it curdles.

  44. Hi ,have been following your blog for quite sometime .. very nice recipes... you come to my mind first when i want to search for some recipe ... good work ..
    i have a doubt in this recipe .. can i avoid adding coconut ? as i am little weight conscious i don't prefer using coconut ...

    1. Yes you can avoid coconut and use low fat milk instead...

  45. Hey!! Can i try preparing the entire recipe till pressure cooking and store it in the fridge in the night and take it out in the morning and then add low fat boiled milk just before having breakfast??? Will there be any change in the taste or will it become thick if refrigerated and hence spoil the porridge completely. I'm asking this alternative cz I can save time in the morning. Awaiting ur reply...

  46. Thanks for this recipe.When my daughter suddenly became health conscious she brought home a big pack of oats, after trying it once she didn't like its bland taste.(she likes everything super savoury) I think this porridge will suit her taste.

  47. Hi raks.... yummy oats porridge dear.. though read it sometime back tried it today and tasted excellent..


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