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Friday, 25 July 2014

Jeeraka Kanji


1/2 cup kaima / jeerakashala / basmati rice
1 cup grated coconut
3 shallots
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch turmeric powder

  1. Clean rice and cook it in a pressure cooker adding enough water ( about 3-4 cups of water) till rice is very soft.
  2. Grind grated coconut, shallots, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt adding about 3/4 cup of water.
  3. Pour this ground mixture to the cooked rice and mix well .
  4. Check for salt and if the kanji is too thick, add little more water and bring to boil in medium flame. Remove from flame and serve......
  •  Optional :- Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan and fry 2 shallots sliced till golden and pour over the prepared kanji...


  1. Healthy !my mom makes a similar version....

  2. we put more turmeric and make it really yellow... my kids love it...

  3. Perfect for Ramdan season.In our version, we add uluva and ashali too..


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