Happy Navratri from my Family to yours. Today, I making something special, which is a featured vegetarian food prepared during a special and auspicious puja. This special food is call #kanjirice, which consists of rice, #channaorchickpeas, #blackeyedpeas, grated coconut, onions and salt. However, I’m taking it a bit further by add wiri wiri peppers to my kanji rice to give it a peppery kick and a bit more savory taste. A simple food with flavors bursting through such as the sweetness from the coconut and the intense sharpness from the onions. The texture is complex as being slightly thick with 3 distinct softness from the grains, the crunch from the diced onions and the tiny chewiness from the coconut. Nevertheless, no matter what else you add to your kanji rice, it’ll never taste the same as the one prepared at the puja. One of the best food ever created to please the senses and it’s why I wanted to share the simplicity and purity of this food. Thank you and enjoy!
2 Cups (uncooked) brown rice
2 Cups grated coconut
2 Cups boiled channa or chick peas
2 Cups boiled black eye-peas
1 & 1/2 Cup white onion diced
5 Wiri wiri peppers (cut each pepper in half)
3 TBSP Sea salt
In a large pot bring water to a medium boil. Add the brown rice and until it’s fully cooked or soft with no grain. Liquid should be three quarter the amount of the rice. Once cooked, removed from the stove and set aside to cook down at room temperature. When cooled down, add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well until all of the ingredients are combine with the rice. Serve in a bowl, cup or mug.