Happy Vishu to all my friends and readers!
Today I am sharing a Vishu special recipe popular in central Kerala. It is a sweet rice and bean porridge/ dessert served as breakfast on Vishu /Kerala New Year. This recipe is shared by my mother-in law. Thanks ammachi for this recipe.It is a yummy porridge and definitely worth a try.
Rose matta rice- 1 cup
Vanpayar/ red cow peas- 1/2 cup
Jaggery- 1/2 cup (powdered)
Coconut milk thin- 2 cup
Coconut milk thick- 1 cup
Ghee- 1 tbs
Sliced coconut- 2 tbs
cashew nuts a few
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Cook vanpayar till soft and keep aside.
Add half cup of water into jaggery and make a syrup. Strain impurities and keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan add washed rice and thin coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Cook till the rice is almost cooked and add in the cooked vanpayar. Simmer for four to five minutes. Add the jaggery syrup and allow it to reduce and thicken. Pour the thick coconut milk and after a minute switch off the flame.
Heat ghee in a pan and roast coconut slices till attains a golden color. Add cashew nuts and sesame seeds and roast for a minute. Pour over the vishu kanji and mix. Serve warm.
Hope you will all enjoy!