Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Payaru Kanji with Thenga Chammanthi


Payaru Kanji with Theng Chammanthi

          Payaru Kanji is a comforting porridge recipe from Kerala, Which is very easy to make in less than 20 minutes time.  This one pot meal is very nutritious and even served in many church after a long service on Good Friday day.  This Kanji can be prepared in various method according to their family tradition.
         
          Kerala, the "God's Own Country" is among the most favorite and popular tourist spots. Huge number of people from all across the globe comes to pay a visit to this beautiful state of Kerala. Peaceful beaches, composed climate, lush green hill stations, serene stretches of backwaters, and exotic wildlife are the most sought after attractions of this land.

   Kerala is renowned for its cuisine, featuring delicious seafood and coconut flavors.  Kerala's long coastline, numerous rivers and backwater networks, and strong fishing industry have contributed to many sea and river food based dishes. Rice and cassava (Tapioca) form the staple food of Kerala. All main dishes are made with them and served along with Kootan; the side dishes which may be made from vegetables, meat, fish or a mix of all of them. The main dish for lunch and dinner is boiled rice. The Kerala breakfast shows a rich variety; the main dishes for which are made from rice flour, or fresh or dried cassava. Owing to the weather and the availability of spices, the Kerala cuisine is richly spicy... Now let see this simple recipe from Kerala Kitchen..

Preparation time: 10 ~ 15 minutes
Soaking time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1/2 cup boiled rice / puzhangal arusi or rose matta rice
1/4 cup whole moong  
1 tsp methi seeds 
1 garlic pods
1/2 cup shredded Coconut for coconut milk
1/2 tsp sukku powder / dry ginger powder 
Few curry leaves 
Salt to taste
Payaru Kanji

Method:
1. Wash and soak rice and moong dhal together for an hour with 3 cups of water. 
2. Transfer the soaked rice and dhal with water to pressure cooker. Add methi seeds and garlic. Cook it for 3 whistle. Turn of the heat. 
3. Grind 1/2 cup of shredded coconut with 1/2 cup of water and squeeze thick milk from the coconut. (Add extra water to extract 2nd milk and 3rd milk for other dishes).
4. When pressure drops, remove the weight and open the lid. Add salt, coconut milk, curry leaves, sukku ginger. Serve hot with thogayal.

  Chammanthi / Thogayal


Payaru Kanji with Theng Chammanthi


Ingredients:
4 red chillies  or to taste
1/2 cup shredded Coconut  
1 tsp tamarind paste
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method:
1. Heat a pan, fry red chillies without oil. Cool and grind red chillies with remaining ingredients to fine paste. Adjust salt to taste.

Payaru Kanji with Theng Chammanthi


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Payaru Kanji with Chammanthi 

Preparation time: 10 ~ 15 minutes
Soaking time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients:
1/2 cup boiled rice / puzhangal arusi or rose matta rice
1/4 cup whole moong  
1 tsp methi seeds 
1 garlic pods
1/2 cup shredded Coconut 
1/2 tsp sukku powder / dry ginger powder 
Few curry leaves 
Salt to taste

Method:
1. Wash and soak rice and moong dhal together for an hour with 3 cups  of water.
2. Transfer the soaked rice and dhal with water to pressure cooker. Add methi seeds and garlic. Cook it for 3 whistle. Turn of the heat.
3. Grind 1/2 cup of shredded coconut with 1/2 cup of water and squeeze thick milk from the coconut. (Add extra water to extract 2nd milk and 3rd milk for other dishes.)  
4. When pressure drops, remove the weight and open the lid. Add salt, coconut milk, curry leaves, sukku ginger. Serve hot with thogayal.
  Chammanthi / Thogayal

Ingredients:
4 red chillies  or to taste
1/2 cup shredded Coconut  
1 tsp tamarind paste
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method:
1. Heat a pan, fry red chillies without oil. Cool and grind red chillies with remaining ingredients to fine paste. Adjust salt to taste.                                                                                       www.sarasyummybites.com



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19 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Not only it is comforting but Kerala Kanji looks simply delicious.
Deepa

Sireesha Puppala said...

Such a comforting pot of.porridge no.one would say no for it..

Priya Suresh said...

Am ready to start my day with this kanji and thenga chammanthi, sooo tempting.

Shri said...

Happy Vishu Sara.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

love the simple and healthy and this is surely one of it!! love the pot in which you have served it... makes it so appealing and authentic..

Shobana Vijay said...

hearing for the first time.. really interesting.

vaishali sabnani said...

The porridge is new to me...have not heard about this rice too...interesting.

vaishali sabnani said...

The porridge is new to me...have not heard about this rice too...interesting.

divya said...

Awesome....simply awesome...

Gayathri Kumar said...

This looks like a delicious combination. Looking at this I am reminded of the kanji and coconut thuvaiyal mom made..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Such a health combo,looks super delicious and tempting..

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

kanji makes for a nutritious and filling meal

Harini-Jaya R said...

Those terra cota pots look so cute. Good choices for Kerala.

Srivalli said...

That's an interesting feast you have there Saras...I have read so much about this combo, never made it myself..

Chef Mireille said...

new dishes to me - they both look so good

Pavani N said...

Healthy & nutritious dish.

Archana Potdar said...

ove it simple and delicious. Great pic I especially loved the red pot the kanji contrasts so very beautifully.

Usha said...

Looks like a healthy porridge. Chutney looks like a nice side for this porridge,

Suma Gandlur said...

I guess this kanji must be a popular one in the region. Rustic and healthy.