Creamy Rice Porridge or Ramadan Kanji


During Ramadan fasting season, one dish I look forward to while breaking the fast is this Creamy Rice porridge or knaji. There are a different ways of making this. Here I am posting a quick and easy recipe, which is more like a comfort soup on any day.

Creamy Rice Soup or Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji

Making Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji

Creamy Rice soup or Ramadan Kanji
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
To cook Rice
  • Rice-1 cup (Ponni or Sona Massori or Par boiled Rice)
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
  • Garlic minced- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Water-2 cups
To grind
  • Coconut, grated ( fresh or frozen)- 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Water- 2 cups
Other Ingredients
  • Coconut milk-1 cup
  • Salt- as required
  1. In a pressure cooker, cook the rice along with the above mentioned ingredients "to cook rice".
  2. In a blender, grind the grated coconut with cumin seeds and turmeric powder along with 1 cup of water, don't make it into a smooth paste, this grinding is to get the coconut milk out of it.
  3. Pour the ground mixture into a strainer and strain the coconut milk into the cooked rice.
  4. Grind the strained coconut one more time with 1 cup water and strain the coconut milk to the cooked rice. Combine well
  5. Add the coconut milk. Combine well.
  6. Heat the mixture, but don't over boil it.
  7. Taste and add more salt based on your needs.
  8. If the soup is thick add more water or coconut milk to thin down.
  9. Serve hot in a soup bowl and serve it with pickle of your choice.

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