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Ramadan nombu kanji recipe

Ramadan nombu kanji recipe vegetarian version of muslim nombo kanji
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1/2 cup raw rice You can use seeraga sambar rice too
  • 1/8 cup moong dal
  • 1/2 cup onion roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup tomato roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves tightly packed
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • salt to taste

Spice powders:

To temper:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 nos cloves
  • 1 whole cardamom
  • 1 no green chilli


  • Rinse rice and moong dal well drainw ater completely dryf or 10 mins then grind raw rice and moong dal together to a coarse mixture,Set aside.Heat oil in a pressure cooker add the items listed under ‘to temper’ then add ginger garlic paste and onions fry till onions turn transparent.
  • Then add tomato,carrot, mint leaves along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder along with required salt.Saute until mushy.Then add raw rice moong dal mixture.
  • Add water,thin coconut and pressure cook for 4 whistles or until mushy.Once pressure releases open and mash it well.
  • Add little more water if its too thick, then add coconut milk give a quick stir,garnish with coiriander leaves and switch off.Do not boil after coconut milk is added.
  • Serve hot or warm


  • You can add other veggies like beans,cabbage etc.
  • If you are adding chicken / mutton 100gms, pressure cook it separately until slightly tender then add it along with rice dal.In that case you can use chicken/mutton stock instead of water.
  • The kanji should be in drinkable consistency as they serve int in a curved bowl to drink.It will get thicken soon , so switch it off at the right consistency.Else add more water to thin the porridge.
  • Traditionally they make this kanji in large containers , stir and cook it in open pot which takes time but I chose the pressure cooking way as its easy :)
  • Do not boil the mixture after thick coconut milk is added.