Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday - Rice Gruel/ Rice Kanji

Good Friday is the victory over man's failure to death and sin; while Jesus exchanged sin and death for redemption and grace.

Rice Gruel is the typical Keralite lunch on Good Friday accompanied with greem gram, spiced buttermilk, pappad and pickle....

Greem Gram Thoran
Green Gram - 1cup
Coconut Gratings - 1/4cup
Button onioins - 5sliced
Garlic - 2 cloves crushed
Cumin powder - 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves - 2sprigs
Dried Red chillies - 2 broken

Cook the greem gram in 2 cups of water until it becomes soft and the pan juice dries up (If additional water is required add water inermittently to cook the dal). Grind the coconut gratings, cumin powder, garlic, a couple of button onions to a coarse paste and place into the cooked gram. Cover and cook until the masala is cooked through. Temper the mustard seeds, curry leaves and button onions to a golden colour. Fry the red chilli and turn the tempering into the cooked dal. Stir well and serve.

Spiced Buttermilk
Yogurt - 1cup
Water - 1cup
Green chilli- 2 thinly sliced
Button onions - 2 thinly sliced
Ginger - 1/4tsp
Few curry leaves 
Salt to taste

Blitz yogurt in a bowl until smooth, add water and rest of the ingredients and stir well. Chill until serving time.

Mango Chutney
Raw mango - 1 whole peeled, de-seeded and cut into smal pieces
Coconut gratings - 1cup
Button onions - 4
Green chilly - 2
Cumin powder - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste

Grind all the ingredients to a paste adding water little by little. Serve immediately with the kanji.


  1. Ente fav..especially on this day..I have this here today :)
    Looks so mouthwatering

  2. Sounds good! New recipe to me.. will try it out..

  3. Hope you had a lovely easter.....Nice spread...I love to have it anytime.

  4. that's a comfortable spread, hope you had a nice Easter!!!

  5. I can live on this alone! Just love this combo!

  6. Hi Ally! Please collect the award from my blog.


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