Thengai Pal Kanji/Rice & coconut milk porridge

Thengai pal kanji is a dish that is made combining all healthy ingredients. The rice is cooked in coconut milk with fenugreek seeds and garlic. Coconut milk is highly nutritious and rich in flavour. Fenugreek seeds helps with digestive problems and garlic enhances the taste and also has a lot of medicinal properties.

Thengai pal kanji final

Prep Time – 10 Mins

Cooking Time – 20 Mins


Raw rice – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 30 pods

Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon

Coconut milk – 1 cup (400 ml tin)

Water – 1 cup

Salt – to taste


STEP 1: Wash the raw rice and transfer it to a rice cooker.

STEP 2: Add coarsely chopped garlic, fenugreek seeds and salt to the rice.

STEP 3: Measure and combine the coconut milk and water. Add it to the rice and mix well. (Ratio for rice, coconut milk and water is 1:2:2)

STEP 4: Mix well and cook till the rice turns mushy. Leave the rice cooker lid slightly open just to avoid the coconut milk from oozing out from the cooker while cooking.

TIP: Serve the thengai pal kanji to kids by sprinkling some sugar on the top. The best combination for thengai pal kanji is summa Kuzhambu (similar to the taste of a Kara Kuzhambu but without any veggies)

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Thengai Pal Kanji & Summa Kuzhambu


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