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Last Updated Friday December 09 2016 05:27 AM IST

Thari Kanji

Chef Sumaija Asghar
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Thari Kanji

In the month of Karkidakam, following a diet to keep monsoon related diseases at bay is recommended by Ayurveda. Among the many broths and porridge, a noted one is the thari kanji or semolina sweet broth. It's not only healthy, but scrumptious as well.

Ingredients

2 tbsp semolina/rava

2½ cups milk

1½ cup water

4 tbsp sugar

½ tsp cardamom powdered

Seasoning

1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter

1 small red shallot, finely chopped

3-4 cashew nuts chopped

5-6 raisins

Preparation

Combine the milk with water and bring it to a boil

Add sugar

To this, add the rava/semolina and sugar

Simmer on low heat for 5-8 minutes, until everything merges well and the semolina gets cooked

Be careful not to let it boil over. Add the cardamom powder and add more sugar if needed

Take the mixture off the flame and let it absorb the flavours

The mixture should be of the consistency of a watery smoothie

For seasoning, heat ghee in a pan, and sauté the cashew nuts, raisins and shallots on low heat till they turn golden

Remove from fire and pour over the milk mixture


(The author is a chef and tutor at Greens Ayur)

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