Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thari kanji / Semolina Payasam(Kheer)

Every one surely would be confused with the name of this dish. It is not an actual porridge (kanji) but is a special type of lightly sweetened drink made from rava (semolina), milk and a little sugar and seasoned with shallots (small onion ), nuts and raisins. This is mostly taken for breaking the Ramadan fast. Adding fried shallots gives immense taste to thari kanji.

Semolina (rava) -1 ½ tsp
Milk – 1 ½ cup
Sugar – 2-3tsp
Sliced Shallots (small onion) – 2-3nos
Cardamom powder (optional) – a pinch
Nuts & raisins – a few
Ghee -2tsp

How to Prepare
=►Dilute milk with 1 cup of water (if the milk is thick).
=►Boil 2 ½ cups of diluted milk in a pan, once it is boiled add 1 ½ tsp of semolina,
a pinch of cardamom powder and 2tsp of sugar into it.
=►Allow it to cook for 10-15min on medium flame and stir it occasionally.
=►Heat 2tsp of ghee in a pan and fry raisins, nuts and sliced shallots.
=►Pour it over the milk mixture.

Note: If u are using skim milk (low fat) no need to add water (use 2 ½ cups of skim milk). If You want the thari kanji to be thick then add one more tsp of semolina.


  1. good to see another malabar blog here.:)

  2. Hello Lisha,

    Great click and looks so delicious...