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Vishu kanji recipe

palakkad Vishu kanji / raw rice porridge
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: festival recipes, vishu recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/4 cup unakkalari/ any raw rice
  • 1/4 cup matta rice
  • 4 cups third and fourth extract coconut milk
  • 2 cups second extract coconut milk
  • 1 cup first extract coconut milk
  • salt to taste

to cook mochai

  • 1/8 cup puliavarakkai/ mochai/ mocha kotta
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk (4th extract)
  • 1 cup water


  • roast the mochai/ puliavarakkai in cooker until spots appear. Add a cup of thin coconut milk and 1 cup water.
  • Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. 
  • Wash and add raw rice and matta rice to a thick bottomed vessel. Add third and fourth extract coconut milk. Mix well. let it cook in medium heat until all the coconut milk is absorbed. 
  • when is rice is half cooked, add second extract coconut milk and cooked mochai. Mix well and cook till soft and mashable. 
  • Lastly, add first extract coconut milk, salt. mix well and just heat it up. serve it fresh with chammanthi/pickle.