Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nonbu Kanji (Rice Soup)

This is my favourite Kanji that is specially prepared during Ramzan for Iftar. Ramzan fasting is incomplete without this nonbu kanji. I love to have vadai/bajji dipped in this kanji and that is the best dish for starved stomach :)

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf - 1
Garlic cloves - 10
Chopped vegetable - 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp, Oil - 2 tsp
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Coriander leaves - few
Mint leaves - few
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 5 cups + 2 cups
Salt - to taste

Wash and soak rice and moong dal in water.
Grind Rice and moong dal in mixie for few seconds..
Heat oil and ghee in pressure cooker.
Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and fry for few seconds.
Add finely chopped onion and fry till onion is soft.
Add green chillies and fry.
Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
Add garlic cloves, chopped tomato, chopped vegetables and fry one by one.
Add coriander leaves, mint leaves and fry.
Add cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Add broken rice and moong dal and fry.
Add 5 cups of water and adjust salt.
Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles. When done, open and mash it slightly.
Add coconut milk and 2 cups of hot water and boil.
Nonbu kanji is ready !!!

Linking this to Priya's Healthy Diet Event - Warm Soups , Let's Cook Rice event and New U event.


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