Quick and Easy Healthy Kanji

Quick and Easy Healthy Kanji

This alluring dish bursting with a multitude of flavour packed with energy, gives a healthy twist to the traditional kanji..

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time40 Minutes
  • Cooking Time30 Minutes


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 3 tbsp of yellow mung dhal
  • 2 nos of Knorr chicken cube
  • 150g of shredded chicken
  • 1 ½ litre of water
  • 1 cup of Coconut milk
  • 2 nos of tomato
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 no green chili
  • 1 no of small Carrot
  • 1 sprig of drumstick leaves (Murunga)
  • 1 handful of Mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp of Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
  • Salt to taste


  • Chop the tomatoes, garlic, green chili and mint leaves finely. Grate the ginger and carrot. With a mortar and pestle crush the fennel seeds coarsely and keep aside.
  • Wash rice and mung dhal well.
  • In a wide, thick bottomed, deep pan, bring the water to boil.
  • When you see the bubbles appearing, add washed rice, mung dhal, chopped tomato, garlic, chili, mint leaves, grated carrots, ginger, drumstick leaves, cinnamon stick, crushed fennel seeds and mix well.
  • Close the pan partly with a lid and cook for 10 minutes over medium flame, stirring in between.
  • Now add Knorr chicken cube, mix well and cook over low flame till the rice is cooked to a soft, mashable consistency. Immediately add coconut milk, mix well and close the pan tightly with a lid for the flavours to merge well. Add shredded chicken and mix well
  • Serve hot
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Use Sudu kekulu or rathu kekulu rice as a healthier option.