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Puzhungal Arisi Kanji (Savory Rice Porridge)

Puzhungal_Arisi_Kanji_Savory_Rice_Porridge_1 It is easy to prepare Puzhungal Arisi Uppu Kanji (Savory Rice Porridge) with Kanji Podi. It is mainly served to the patients suffering from fever, stomach upset, diarrhea as an easy to digest food.

This is the best food for patients because

  1. This is in liquid or semi liquid form without oil and with less salt.
  2. Parboiled rice is partially cooked and again boiling it makes digestion easy.
  3. Other than flavor, the spices used help digestion.


  • Kanji podi – 2 table spoon
  • Water – 2 cups

How to prepare kanji podi is here in Kanji Podi (Powder for Rice Porridge)



  • Boil 2 cups of water; add 2 table spoons of kanji powder; cook in low flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice particles are very soft (stir in between).
  • Adjust water as per need and add little salt as per taste.
  • For diarrhea patients: allow this kanji to cool and add little butter milk and serve.
  • For patients suffering from fever: serve hot or warm.



  • For sweet kanji, dry roast parboiled rice and then powder it. Cook this soft in boiling water. Add milk and sugar as per taste.

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  • Daisyblue March 24, 2010, 12:16 am

    Yes a typical diet when you suffer from fever..nice tip with the kanji podi…

  • Priyap March 24, 2010, 2:07 am

    Such a fantastic porridge, just love it..

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