May 9, 2013

Gothumai Ulundu Kanji / Wheat Dal Kanji - Diabetics Special Recipes

Me and my husband loves ulundu kanji, specially he loves it so much. Commonly we add rice instead of wheat in the kanji and have it. But i prefer this recipe rather for the rice version. I learned this recipe from my mom and it is my all time fav. This is very healthy recipe and has no fat at all. Specially this is one of the best food to give for diabetic patients. The wheat which i used in this recipe is called as oosi gothumai, it is thin shaped wheat which is slightly broken. But you can use regular coarse variety of broken wheat which is also known as dalia or samba gothumai ravai. And the dal is broken black urad dal with husk in it, you can add whole urad dal with husk in it.

The garlic which we add in this recipe give a nice taste and flavour to the kanji. So go ahead and add tons of them in this kanji if you love garlic taste. So go ahead and give this recipe a try, you will love it for sure.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 4


Broken Wheat / Oosi Gothumai - 1 cup
Black Split Urad Dal ( With husk ) / Tholi Ulundam Paruppu -  1 cup
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds / Vendayam - 1 tsp
Garlic - 10 cloves whole
Salt to taste
Milk - 2 cups or to taste
Water - 5 cups


Wash dal and wheat very well till the water runs clear.

Take broken wheat, urad dal, garlic, fenugreek in a pressure cooker.

Add in 5 cups of water and pressure cook it for 6 whistle and simmer for 5 mins. Now switch off the flame and let the steam escape all by itself.

Now open he pressure cooker and add in salt and milk to taste.

Serve warm or at room temparature.

You will need equal amount of dal and wheat

This is the wheat i am gonna use,
It is called as broken oosi gothumai,
but you can use broken wheat too

This is split black urad dal with husk

Wash them and add it to pressure cooker

Add in fenugreek seeds

Add it to the cooker

Add in garlic cloves

Cover it with water
Pressure cook

Till it is completely cooked

Add milk

Mix well

Season with some salt



  1. healthy kanji.. good breakfast item

  2. HI Aarthi,

    nice inlaws are diabetic and this will be perfect for them.. but we dont use garlic at home..any substitutes for that?

  3. My Mom makes this kind of kanji only with wheat.. nice variation adding dhal.. healthy recipe..:)

  4. Hi, I have been following your blog for some time and it's amazing. Thankyou for the wonderful recipes

  5. Very healthy kanji. Its very good when consumed in empty stomach early in the morning.Nice posting dear.

  6. Hi, Very nice recipe.You have a very systematic and clear way of explaining the recipes. It leaves no doubts unlike in other cases one keeps wondering about what to do when things are not clear.

    Really admire. Please do keep giving us more such recipes.

  7. Hi, we make the same kanji too but, with rice. Also, we add 1/2 tsp dried ginger(chukku) and a tsp or 2 grated coconut.

    Never tried with wheat. Will try it.

  8. I have been looking for oosi gothumai for long as it cures diabetes. what is it called in Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi etc?


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