Website of the Year India 2016

Kanjiyum Payarum Recipe

Kanjiyum Payarum is a popular Indian Breakfast
Author :
On :
Friday, 21 April, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
12 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup (200 ml) - Kerala brown Rice
  • 4 cups (800 ml) - water
  • For Coconut mixture (thenga thiruviyathu):
  • 3 tbsp (45-50 g) - grated Coconut
  • 6 Garlic cloves, chopped and crushed
  • 3/4 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Mix all the ingredients well and keep aside (do not mix with water)
  • 1 cup - cherupayar (green gram / moogu)
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp - Urad Dal
  • 3/4 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • How to Make Kanjiyum Payarum:

    1. Wash and clean rice. Add 1 cup Kerala brown rice and 4 cups water in the pressure cooker and soak for half an hour.
    2. Pressure cook for 30 minutes (reduce the heat from high after 3 quick whistles and cook on a medium heat for 25 minutes). Do not open the pressure cooker lid immediately. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
    3. Wash and soak cherupayar in 2 cups water (400 ml) water for 6 hours (or overnight).
    4. Transfer soaked cherupayar (along with its soaked water) into a pressure cooker (final water level after soaking should be 1/2 inch above cherupayar). Close the pressure cooker lid and cook on high heat for 3 whistles. Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Open the lid. Boiled cherupayar will be thick in consistency.
    5. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and urad dal. Saute on a low heat for 1 minute.
    6. Add boiled cherupayar and grated coconut mixture and adjust salt to taste. Do not add water when cooking. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low heat for 10-12 minutes. Serve as a side dish with kanji.
    7. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


    Bawarchi of the Week

    Chef Balvinder Pal Singh Lubana

    Chef Balvinder Pal Singh Lubana

    Chef Balvinder, an expert in North Indian cuisine, is the Executive Sous Chef at Renaissance Lucknow Hotel.

    know more