Thursday, 31 May 2012

Leftover Rice Porridge | Kanji | South Indian Traditional Food | Rice Kanju | Palaya Sadham | Neeragaram

Kanji or Palaya sadham is a porridge kind prepared with leftover rice. Palaya sadham serves as a great breakfast and is also said to cool down the body. Whenever you are pondering about how to use the leftover rice try this kind. You'll get enough carbohydrates and energy necessary for the day, but it is best suitable for summers. In earlier days when there were no refrigerators or means to save leftover rice, people would pour water into the remainings and use it the next morning for breakfast, this is how kanji recipe came into the Tamilian menu and there are people who still prefer to have this for their morning. It is much better than the bowl of cereals loaded with sugar and preservatives. Serve the porridge with mango or citron pickle and some toasted papad and enjoy a simple fulfilling breakfast!!

For another kind of healthy rice porridge recipe click here.



INGREDIENTS

Serves 2
Total Preparation Time - (10 minute plus overnight soaking)
  1. Leftover rice - 2 cups 
  2. Curd/Yogurt - 1/2 cup 
  3. Shallots / Pearl onions - 8 
  4. Coriander leaves - Few (After chopping approximately 2 spoons)
  5. Curry leaves - Few (optional)
  6. Chopped Ginger - 1/2 spoon 
  7. Garlic pods - 5 
  8. Mustard - 1/2 spoon
  9. Salt - As per taste 
  10. Oil - 2 spoons 

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Soak the cooked rice in 4 cups of water overnight (no need to refrigerate).
  • Next morning take the watery soaked rice and mash it well with your hands.
  • To this rice mixture, add curd and salt and mix well set aside.
  • Peel and chop onions and garlic into smaller pieces.
  • Take half of the chopped onions and set it aside separately for garnishing or to serve as sides.
  • Now for tempering this kanji, place a pan on flame and pour oil. After it heats up add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Now add chopped onions, chopped garlic, and saute until they turn slightly brownish.
  • Remove from flame and add it to the prepared porridge.
  • Stir well.
  • Now add chopped ginger and coriander leaves and stir well.
  • Finally add the saved chopped onions.
  • Drop in a piece of pickle and Serve!!

TIP 1: You can skip the tempering part and serve plain kanji. 

TIP 2: Add more curry leaves for extra aroma. 


Delicious Leftover Rice Porridge / Kanji is now ready!! Serve plain or with pickles and Papads!!

50 comments:

  1. i love it divya..tasty and helathy

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  2. This looks delicious..We make porridge out of left over rice too, but that is just like the soft version of plain khichdi with mustard seeds tadka.

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    1. Thank you Shobha ji :) do try this version am sure you will like it..

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  3. Looks and sounds delicious.. Nice comfort meal!

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  4. Very yummy... No need to do puli satham alone

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    1. Yes Akila try this one next time you have leftover rice.. You will love it :)Thank you...

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  5. great one. nice way o use leftover

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  6. wanna try this bowl now :)

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    1. Sure just grab it from the pic I won't mind ;)..Thank you..

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  7. Never tried kanji this way..yummy n flavorful...

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    1. Thank you Vrinda, try it next time am sure you will love it :)

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  8. Good idea dhivya, I used to add just curd n salt to leftover rice...this looks yummy...

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    1. Yes Preethi...That's our traditional way of making kanji.. I have just added flavors to enhance its flavor..try it next time :)

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  9. My husband loves this, especially in the hot Indian summer..

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    1. This is my Hubby's favorite too.. And its comfortable for us too..right?? :) Thank you Hema...

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  10. very delicious and different recipe..nice idea to use leftover rice

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  11. One of my fav, simply love this rice porridge anytime.

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    1. Thank you Priya :) It tastes so good with pickle right??

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  12. very healthy and delicious kanji....my mom used to make this similar kanji and remember those days....thanks for reminding this one :)

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    1. My pleasure Kavitha, Kanji is our traditional recipe and am amazed how its taste can't be compared to the junk food of today :) Love those days.. Thank you Kavitha :)

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  13. Wonderful! Another savvy recipe! You're so good at that, thangai. I should get some counseling from you, I never manage to reuse food and end up throwing lots of it :(

    Kisses

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    1. Hi akka, this is our traditional dish, very healthy and delicious too.. I make it very often.. I will be glad to help you, and you are always welcome, do come to India for the tuition class..he he he :)

      Kisses :)

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  14. That's a great comfort food Divya.

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  15. Summer cooler ,delicious!!

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    1. Thank you Julie :) Yeah Julie natural cooler..

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  16. Perfect for the heat, looks lovely.

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  17. you made the same way like my mom use to do with the leftover rice and its really healthy.,refreshing summer drink.
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    1. So authentic and delicious right ?? Thank you :)

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  18. Looks lovely, perfect for the hot summer.

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    1. Thank you so much, its so good for to get rid of the heat :)

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  19. looks amazing! great recipe for me to find in time for the summer!

    www.fooddiaryproject.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Hi Claris, thank you welcome to my space :) Do come back again :)

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  20. Looks yum

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  21. Inviting kanji.. my mom used to prepare the same way..

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    1. Thank you so much Poorni, hope you liked it :)

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  22. After a long time i think am seeing this blog..Might be late.but really very different. good thinking:)1000 likes for this

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