Vishu Kanji

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Vishu Kanji is served as breakfast served on the auspicious day of 'Vishu'. It is traditionally relished after viewing the Vishukanni, early in the morning. In major parts of Central Kerala, it is referred to as ' Vishu Katta'. 

It is prepared with parboiled rice, white beans and finely scraped coconut. This kanji tastes best with Chakka puzhukku - steamed jackfruit.

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  • 1/2 cup - parboiled rice
  • 1 cup - raw small grain rice
  • 1/2 cup - white beans
  • 1 cup - coconut, finely scraped
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Vishu Kanji

  • Dry roast each type of grain separately till its own aroma exudes.
  • Crush together coarsely in a mixie or grind in hand mill to a porridge grain texture.
  • Put both kinds of rice and milled gram in a pressure cooker.
  • Add salt and six cups water and heat.
  • Allow to cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Grain should be fully cooked but not mushy.
  • When cooker has let off all steam, open.
  • Stir in scraped coconut and more salt if required.
  • Serve piping hot with butter or ghee, or cold.