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Paal Kanji Recipe | Milk Porridge Recipe

Paal Kanji Recipe | Milk Porridge Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Paal kanji served with green gram thoran which is a comforting meal and light on tummy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 456 kcal


For Paal Kanji:

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 liter Milk
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ghee

For Green Gram Thoran:

  • 1 cup Green Gram
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Water

For Grinding:

  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 6 Dry Red Chilli
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder

For Tempering:

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 spirg Curry leaves


For making Paal Kanji:

  • Start by cooking the rice. Take rice and water in a pressure cooker and cook for 7 to 8 whistle. Then simmer for 10 mins. Now switch off the flame and let the pressure release all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and give a good stir.
  • Now add in milk to this and mix well. Keep this on a low flame.
  • Now make tempering. Heat ghee in a small pan. Add in cumin seeds and let them crackle till they turn golden.
  • Pour this over the rice mixture and mix well. Paal kanji is done.

For making Green Gram Thoran:

  • Take washed green gram in a pressure cooker. Cover them with water and add salt to them. Cook them for 6 whistle. Now let the steam go all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and see whether the dal is cooked. If not cook it for longer. If there is any water left, drain the mixture.
  • Now grind the ingredients given in the list coarsely without adding any water.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai. Add all the tempering items and let them sizzle for a min.
  • Add in the ground masala and toss well with the masala. Season the mixture with some salt.
  • Now add in the cooked dal and toss well with the masala.
  • Serve with paal kanji.


Nutrition Facts
Paal Kanji Recipe | Milk Porridge Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 959mg27%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 776IU16%
Vitamin C 74mg90%
Calcium 302mg30%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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