Monday, June 22, 2015

Chola Kanji - Sorghum Porridge

#CholaKanji  #SorghumPorridge : #Sorghum is a #millet and grouped under major millet varieties. It is widely grown millet in India next to Pearl millet where the rainfall is very very less.
Here let me present a very simple but a healthy and tasty porridge using broken sorghum.

Chola Kanji [ Sorghum porridge ]

தேவையான பொருட்கள் :
1/4 cupSorghum broken [ sorghum rawa ]
1/2 cupMilk
1/2 cupCurd beaten
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/8 TspOmam 
1/8 TspAsafoetida 
1/4 TspMustard seeds 
1/4 TspCurry leaves
1/2 TspOil 

Method :
Take water in a vessel and heat on a stove over medium flame.
When air bubbles form at the bottom of the vessel add washed broken sorghum and stir with a ladle.
Keep the flame at SIM.
Keep stirring continuously, otherwise sorghum rawa might get stuck to the bottom.
Allow the sorghum to cook well.
Slowly it turns thicker and at one stage reaches kanji - porridge consistency.
It may take approximately 10 to 12 minutes to cook well.
Add salt and mix well.
Turn off the stove.

Add milk and top it with Omam seeds.
Enjoy omam flavoured sorghum kanji with milk !!

This kanji can also be relished after adding beaten curd.
Allow the prepared kanji to come to room tempeature.
Then add beaten curd and mix well.
Adjust salt and add tempered mustard seeds, asafoetida & curry eaves.
Chopped small onions can also be added to the kanji.
Enjoy with any pickle or thuvaiyal.
Chola kanji with milk Chola kanji with curd

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