Thengai Paal Kanji

Thengai Paal Kanji

World coconut day is celebrated on Sept 2nd. Coconut has various benefits. This edition we share an authentic recipe made with coconut milk. Try it out and give us your feedback @

Thengai Paal Kanji is a porridge made with rice, fenugreek seeds (vendhayam/ methi seeds). This Kanji is an excellent home remedy for ulcer, also reduces blood pressure and helps in digestive problems. The healing effect of coconut and fenugreek coupled with anti-bacterial qualities does the wonder!

This Kanji is a traditional breakfast cuisine of Chettinad.


  • Raw rice or Rice that you cook -1/2 cup
  • Garlic pods-10
  • Fenugreek seed -1 ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut milk 3 cups


Pressure cook the rice along with the garlic pods and fenugreek seeds with 2 cups water. Open the cooker and smash the rice with a ladle adding little salt. Now add 2 cups of coconut milk and dilute accordingly. Serve warm. If you are going to serve after a few hours,add extra coconut milk or warm water until you reach a desirable consistency.

Your tasty, healthy comfort food is ready.

Recipe contributed by Kauvery well-wisher Mrs. Lavanya Mukil
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