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
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.