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Ramzan Nombu Kanji – Authentic Palli Vaasal Nombu Kanji – Veg Recipe

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Authentic Pallivaasal Nombu kanji recipe. Vegetarian nonbu kanji recipe. Made during the ramadan/ramzan season.With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: serves 2


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 of a ripe tomato, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice grits -kurunai arisi – recipe given above.
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon fresh shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in one clove and a small half inch piece of cinnamon. Add in the fenugreek seeds (vendhayam) and the yellow moong dal (paasi paruppu ) and fry on a low flame for 3-4 minutes until its roasted well and very fragrant.
  2. Add in the onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Add in the rice grits and water. Cover the pan and cook for 4 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure from the cooker to release naturally.
  3. Open the cooker and add in the fresh shredded coconut, coriander leaves and the salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Porridge
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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