Breakfast has always played an important role in my life. It was never about about eating fancy food but something which is wholesome and healthy. This reminds me of good old days when I used to start my day with Pazhaya Soru Kanji. It is a porridge made with leftover steamed rice. This porridge is also known as Neeragaram.
We are mainly rice eaters and usually left with some steamed rice which we store in refrigerator in today’s times for future use. Remember the times when there was no refrigerator? My grandmother will simply soak the rice fully in water and store it in an earthen clay pot. She will leave it covered overnight. The rice will ferment by the next morning and we eat it for breakfast with curd and salt to taste in it. This porridge is very good for health. We were taught early is life not to waste any food. So, do not throw away that extra rice you had cooked today. It could make the healthiest breakfast you will ever have…
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Pazhaya Soru Kanji / Neeragaram
- Cooked plain rice - 1 cup
- Water - 1 cup
- Salt to taste
- Curd - ¼ cup
- Onion Shallots - 4
- Green chilli - 1
- Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
Add 1 cup rice and 1 cup water in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave it untouched overnight.
Next day morning, mash the rice with a ladle. Add salt and curd. Mix it and add more water if required to adjust consistency.
Add some chopped onion shallots, chopped corainder leaves, green chillies and enjoy this rice porridge.