Kanji + Payar + Kadumanga Achar for Good Friday


I have only a vague memory of having piping hot Kanji ( Rice Gruel) , Cheru Payaru Thoran and Achar at church on Good Friday , in Kuttanad( my maternal ancestral home) once upon a time. I believe they stopped this custom in most of the catholic churches later, though other denominations still continue this  and i never used to get it from our catholic churches in Changanacherry. 

But , this has become a tradition in most of households back home , to have kanji , a dish with payar and Pickle on Good fridays , after long hours of ceremonies in church ... I am here trying to continue the same and pass on to the Next Gen..

REcipe for Kanji for 2 

Soak 1/2 cup Rose matta rice or any parboiled rice of your choice for 30 minutes . Wash and clean till the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
Bring to boil 1.5 litres of water and cook on a medium flame till it is soft .( you can add more water of you want).
Serve this with the any of the following recipes and fried Pappadoms


Sarah

43 comments:

sojo said...

ooooo....love kanji and payar and kadumanga..... waiting for Good friday!!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Adipoli..absolute comfort food,love this combo

Suman Singh said...

Delicious and authentic dish..looks great and yummy!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wonderful Combo..We always have kanji and thogayal. Got to try this. Thanks for sharing !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Comfort food...innale ratri kazhichade ullu...your pics tempts...

Rajee Mani said...

Great combo and an authentic dish. Love it.

Priya said...

Wonderful,delicious and irresistible combo,ultimate dishes together..

Gulmohar said...

This is THE comfort food for me :-) Wish you a blessed and holy week end !

Swathi said...

kanjium payarum pinnae entha vendthu. adipoli. unnu kushal. Happy Easter.

Kairali sisters said...

Eeshwara, Sarahee, ente kothy kitty for sure, The best and ultimate omfort food for me too :)

An Open Book said...

reminds me of my grand moms place on good friday :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

It looks like a splendid fare Sarah! Simple and comforting!

Deepti said...

ages since I had the combo...Never used to like kanji those days in Kerala n now craving for some...
tempting clicks ...

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Smitha said...

the spread looks delicious....brings back memories!...nostalgia!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious and wonderful combo !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Achar looks delicious and tangy. Looks inviting.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nandini said...

Classic meal...Very nice and lovely...

aipi said...

Such a classic- very well made n presented!
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Prathibha said...

Never had thsi way..must b heathy n yumm

Rachu said...

You have conquered the peak of comfort levels!!! Best post ever! its our authentic, nadan , tastiest dinner ever!!!!
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Zareena said...

Wow the pics are drooling.
I never had kanji, as I dont like the watery thing. But once I had it at my frn's place with cheru payar thoran and pappadam it was damn tasty.
Awesome clicks dear.

Plateful said...

That's a splendid combo, Sara!! Malayali's comfort food, elle? My hubby likes to have kanji for dinner whenever I make biryani for lunch.

Sarah said...

yummy! Its a wonderful combination and we still have this tradition strong in our churches :) Esp for tomorrow

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow tats so much comfort food love it..

Vandana Rajesh said...

love kanji payar...the perfect comfort food...happy easter to u and family.

Ila said...

awesome and comfort meal :)

anishathefoodie said...

Hi
This is going to be my lunch tomo just as it has been for the laste 20 odd years of my life. Cheers

Anisha

Nitha said...

The most comfort food...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy meal

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious looking platter

kaveri said...

That's one my favorite combos....Usually have Kanji during Summer's...it's a great cooler...Love your pics...Thanx for stopping by my space and your lovely words...Love to follow you...

S.Menaga said...

nice & authentic dish!!

Nisha said...

Adipoli , reminds me of home

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking kanji looks good

Now Serving said...

wow all too yummy!

Shanavi said...

Ur clicks speaks for ur recipe.. Awesome.

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & satisfying meal :) Nice combi with kanji too!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Biny Anoop said...

very hearty kanji....love it ....slurp

Nithu said...

Lovely combo. Looks so good.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I love the kanji made during ramzan time...this is more simple and earthy!

julie said...

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women-wisdom.com said...

It looks traditional. Love this combo. Yummy.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Such a comfort food.. love the clicks..

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