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.


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

  • 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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