Kanji l Kerala style Matta Ari Kanji

Kanji or rice gruel is Kerala’s popular comfort food.  

Piping hot Kanji is served with mango chammanthi, kadala ularthiyathu, muthira stir fry, unakka chemmeen chammanthi, ghee, chembu asthram, etc.

Kanji is very easy to digest and considered as a light food.  


Kerala Matta rice / Kuthari – 1 cup
Water – 5 – 6 cups
Salt as needed


Clean and wash matta rice.  Add 5 to 6 cups of water to the rice. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till rice is cooked.

Once cooked, transfer on to serving bowls and add salt. 

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