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 gramsCumin seeds - 2 tspn
Whole black pepper - 1 tspn
Garlic pods – 6
Salt - to taste
Oil + ghee – 1 tbspnCinnamon stick - ½ inch size
Chopped onion - 2 tbspn
Ginger garlicpaste – ½ tspn
Coconut milk – 150ml
Chopped Coriander leaves– 1 tbspn
For GarnishingMint 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.
It is a very healthy porridge.
Serve it hot with Roasted gram chutney with Palak (Spinach) pakodas .(or) any Snacks.
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
.For Julie event - Coriander Leaves Roasted Gram Chutney