Friday, March 9, 2012

Cumin Coconut Milk Porridge /soup

Cumin Coconut Milk Porridge /soup:

In the Islamic Tradition, during Ramadan's 30 days,  we  prepare this porridge  many times.  It is eaten with urad dal vadai, masala vadai, pakoda, bhajji, cutlet  or any of one snacks

Cumin seeds is a good ayurvedic medication for bladder infection.

You can also give this porridge to babies (6 months and above) as a healthy home-made baby food.


Broken uncooked  rice  - 100 grams
Cumin seeds - 2 tspn
Whole  black pepper -  1 tspn
Garlic pods – 6
Salt  - to taste

For  tempering: 

Oil + ghee – 1 tbspn
Cinnamon stick  - ½ inch size
Chopped onion  - 2 tbspn
Ginger garlicpaste – ½ tspn
Coconut milk – 150ml
Chopped Coriander leaves– 1 tbspn

For Garnishing
Mint leaves & curry leaves


Wash rice and add cumin seeds,  black pepper, salt and garlic.
Add 800 ml water (about 4 cups)  and  cook over medium flame in a pressure cooker.  (at least for  4whistles)
 When the rice mixture is well cooked,  mash them all together  without any  lumps.
If the porridge   looks  very thick , you can add little water  and mix well to make it to the desired consistency and cook for about 5 minutes.

In a wok, heat the oil + ghee over medium heat.
Add the cinnamon stick and chopped onion.
Sauté  for 2 minutes.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry foranother 2 minutes.
Add coriander leaves and fry for couple of  minutes.
Addcoconut milk  and cook  for 2 minutes.

Now add this tempered coconut milk to the porridge ( or soup, if you add more water) and  stir well.

Cook for about  5 minutes.

 Serve it hot with Roasted gram chutney with Palak (Spinach) pakodas .(or) any Snacks.
It is a very healthy porridge.


Adding black pepper,  helps to heal throat ulcers. Pregnant women can have this porridge to heal their digestive track problems.
Adding coconut milk and garlic can bring a cure for any sore in the throat ,  mouth and stomach.

I am sending this recipe to Erivvum purivum Julie's cumin and cilantro event & Gayathiri's Walk through memory lane hosted by roshan/Ayeesha Riyas's Healthy Morsels Pregnancy and sangeetha's summer splash


  1. Cumin in a milk porridge is such a fresh thought. Great going.

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  2. Idhu supera irrukku Jaleela, nice flavor with coconut milk and cumin..

  3. Oh my god..such a mouthwatering looks just awesome...vl try 4 sure....

  4. Yummy yum porridge..Jaleela,never thought to make this!!Thanx a ton for linking it to my event..

    Cook in any recipe with "Cilantro /Cumin & Just link in EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

    Erivum Puliyum

  5. Porridge with cumin sounds quite interseting n yumm :)

  6. wow very delicious n my fav type of konjee..

  7. Nonbu kanji is my favorite too... This is also very light and beneficial to expecting mothers... Thank you for linking it with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy. :)

  8. wow....superb porridge....great recipe....

  9. Very different and innovative recipe...

  10. Simple yet hearty porridge. Thank you for linking this healthy and yummy porridge with Healthy Morsels :)

  11. innovative and delicious recipe.. bookmarked...

  12. this sounds interesting..very flavorful and yummy one...thanks for sharing this recipe n linking to Summer Splash!
    glad to join your space...if u wish come n join me as well :)
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  13. Very different and new to me. Looks yummy.


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