March 20, 2011

Thari Kanji -A Ramadan Special drink from Kerala !!

This is one recipe I was searching for long which I finally got it here  at Malabar Spices hosted by Shaheen.Thari kanji (തരിക്കഞ്ഞി),as far as I know is a sweet relish served during ramadan fasting break among muslims of Kerala.Even if this is one authentic flavour I tasted during childhood,I still remember the uniqueness of it ! This is not a payasam as we call in Kerala, since it's a much simple preparation with milk and semolina and garnished with chopped coconut and shallots ! A real energiser in all respects ! Hope you can imagine the flavour there..Thanks Shaheen,once again for sharing this wonderful recipe.


Ingredients

2.5 cup milk
1.5 cup water
2 tbsp semolina
3 tbsp sugar 
2 cardamom pods

To Garnish

2 tsp ghee
handful of chopped fresh coconut
2 shallots chopped round wise

Method
  • Boil milk and water in a sauce pan.Remove the pan from heat and now add semolina to it.(If you add it over flame it may overflow)
  • Reduce the flame.Add sugar and cardamom pods.Mix well with a spoon and cook this in law flame till semolina get cooked.It may take 6-7 mts.(This is tend to get cooked while sitting.Keep this in mind)
  • Check Sugar and remove thari kanji from stove.
  • Heat ghee in a small skillet and fry coconut pieces and shallots.Pour it over thari kanji.Close it with a lid and let it sit for at least half an hour.This will help the flavours to merge well.

*Thari kanji is a loose drink with splendid flavours to cherish..If you make it thick,somehow it's not the same.Simple,but be careful !!Enjoy..


I am sending this awesome Thari kanji to Bookmarked recipes hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes.

8 comments:

  1. I have heard about this kanji,but now only having the recipe.thanks for sharin.

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  2. Authentic recipe,never tried this yet,looks so delicious..will surely give this a try.

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  3. nice recipe. i had this before and taste also nice.

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  4. Wow That is a very interesting combo of milk and shallots - very new and delicious!

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  5. That sounds very authentic. A nice and hearty dish!

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
    US Masala

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  6. Sounds more like a comfort drink from Mom's kitchen...Nice and varied collection of recipes...following You!!

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  7. Thanks for dropping in, you have an interesting space here..I loved reading this in Shaheen's space..good that you enjoyed making it..

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