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Kaikuthal Arisi Kanji

Kaikuthal Arisi Kanji (Porridge with Unpolished Rice)

This porridge has hand pounded rice and red rice in it. They have a very earthly simple taste. My mom and I renamed it as “B-complex porridge”. This porridge is rich in Vitamin B complex. Vitamin B complex group comprises many vitamins, which includes thiamine B1, niacin, riboflavin, pyridoxine B6, biotin, cyanocobalamine B12 and folate. Vitamins cannot be synthesized in the body in adequate amounts and therefore it should be supplied in food. Instead of opting for pills, it is healthier to eat vitamin rich foods, because vitamins are best absorbed in their natural state. Do try this, its very healthy and easy to fix.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 10


  • 1 kg Hand pounded rice / Kaikuthal arisi
  • 1 kg red rice
  • 200 gm barley
  • 100 gm horse gram
  • 2 tsp shredded fresh coconut
  • 3-4 cups water
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean the rice with running water and let it dry for a day.
  • Dry roast the barley and horse gram.Grind them all together to a coarse powder-like form.
  • The rice should have a broken look.
    Note: They should not be ground into a fine powder.
  • Store them in a dry container and they could be used up to 4-6 months.

To prepare the porridge:

  • Boil the water in a vessel.
  • Add about 1-1 1/2 tbs of the above made porridge mix to it. Gently mix them and let the rice cook.
  • If you would like the porridge to be watery, add little more water. Add salt and shredded coconut to it.
  • Mix thoroughly and serve hot with mango/amla pickle / any thogaiyal.
Keyword Kaikuthal Arisi Kanji
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