Rice Kanji (Rice Porridge)

11 May

In South India, from Babies to Elders , they should have come across this dish some point in time.  This is easily digestible, filling and has a soothing taste .  Sometimes doctors in India also recommend this as a diet during illness. I sometimes also make it when I have no mood to eat anything solid.


  1. Rice – 1/4 cup
  2. Water – 2 cups
  3. Fresh Yoghurt – 1/4 cup (optional) but when used adds to the taste.
  4. Salt as per taste


1. Add Rice and water to a Vessel or Pressure cooker and literally overcook the rice. The cooked rice has to be soft and watery.

2. Add the cooked rice ,some water, yoghurt and required salt to a mixer and blend it become coarse drink.

3. Serve it warm in a glass or bowl. Add little yoghurt on top


1. Hot pickle is a nice accompaniment to it.


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  1. Manju Rajender

    May 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    My mom prepares this when I suffer from fever. Such a comforting dish Sridevi 🙂

  2. Priya

    May 12, 2010 at 2:17 am

    My favourite kanji, twice a month my mom prepare this kanji as we guys love it much..makes me nostalgic..beautiful food..

  3. Sushma Mallya

    May 12, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Very healthy,love to have this with pickle…i usually dont add curds, but will surely try it sometime…thanks for sharing sri

  4. SathyaSridhar

    May 12, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Wooow!! Devi, Very easy n comforting food . I like to have it with mango pickle taste very good.

  5. Treat and Trick

    May 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Simple yet fulfilling food, love without the curd….