Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge

Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day happens to be my most difficulty meal as well. I am stuck between eating a loads of carbohydrates or sugar and struggle to find a right balance. Kanji / Porridge is something we all grew up having as a late morning meal. Right from when the kids starts on solids to aged people, porridge works for everyone. Porridge can be made with rice, wheat, millet and other grains. This Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge is one such recipe. I have made it as a savory version as there are certain days when I need a break from eating a sugary breakfast.

My grandmother would have spiced buttermilk as a late morning drink on summer days. Buttermilk is a very nutrient ingredient that is great for gut health and digestion. Cold buttermilk with spices on a summer morning is one refreshing drink that no one could resist. Check this recipe if you want to make a spiced buttermilk recipe. I have one other version of the spiced buttermilk that is more of a South Indian recipe. 

One similar recipe that I have made with steel cut oats which works as a great lunch for me when I am cooking for just one. Check this Thayir Oats | Oats Bagalabhath | Spicy Yogurt Oats, if you are looking for a lunch option. Broken wheat also known as godhumai rava in Tamil and dalia in Hindi is a coarsely ground whole wheat. I love the nutty flavor of the broken wheat and use it for many recipes.

Godhumai Rava Kanji

Few of my recipes made with Broken Wheat – 

This Godhumai rava kanji is an inspiration from the buttermilk recipe in which I have used wheat as a fiber and carbohydrate component to keep us filled up through the morning. I have made it in a drinkable consistency, but if you prefer to eat it out of a bowl, make it a little thicker. I would also suggest topping it with a little chopped onion if you are eating it out of a bowl.

Broken Wheat Porridge

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Difficulty level – Easy

Ingredients to make Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge – Serves 2

  • Broken Wheat / Godhumai Rava – 1/4 cup ( I used finely ground broken wheat)
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup (mix it with 1/2 cup of water)
  • Mint leaves – 7 or 8
  • Cilantro – 3 sprigs
  • Green chilies – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure to make Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge  – 

  • Wash the broken wheat under running water and then add about a cup of water and cook it until soft. I cooked it in my instant pot in pressure cook mode for 6 minutes.
  • Let the cooked broken wheat cool down to room temperature.
  • In the meantime, grind mint, cilantro, green chili and ginger into a smooth paste adding little water.

How to make Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge

  • Whisk the yogurt well and add about 1/2 cup of water to it. Add the ground mixture to the yogurt and mix well.
  • Also add the salt needed and ground cumin to the yogurt mixture.
  • Once the broken wheat has cooled to room temperature, add it to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
  • Adjust the consistency to your preference and serve. 
  • I make it the night before and love to drink it chilled on a hot summer day.

Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge

Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge
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Godhumai Rava Kanji / Broken Wheat Porridge

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Breakfast porridge, Broken wheat kanji with buttermilk, Dalia kanji, Godhumai rava kanji with buttermilk, Porridge, spiced buttermilk kanji
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Ingredients

  • Broken Wheat / Godhumai Rava – 1/4 cup I used finely ground broken wheat
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup mix it with 1/2 cup of water
  • Mint leaves – 7 or 8
  • Cilantro – 3 sprigs
  • Green chilies – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the broken wheat under running water and then add about a cup of water and cook it until soft. I cooked it in my instant pot in pressure cook mode for 6 minutes.
  2. Let the cooked broken wheat cool down to room temperature.
  3. In the meantime, grind mint, cilantro, green chili and ginger into a smooth paste adding little water.
  4. Whisk the yogurt well and add about 1/2 cup of water to it. Add the ground mixture to the yogurt and mix well.
  5. Also add the salt needed and ground cumin to the yogurt mixture.
  6. Once the broken wheat has cooled to room temperature, add it to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
  7. Adjust the consistency to your preference and serve.
  8. I make it the night before and love to drink it chilled on a hot summer day.

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5 thoughts on “Godhumai Rava Kanji | Broken Wheat Porridge


  1. What a great idea – godhuma rawa in a drinkable porridge sounds healthy and delicious. I can have it any time of the day. Thanks for sharing this.

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