Jeeraka Kanji ~ Cumin Flavoured Rice Soup

(Last Updated On: 17th February 2019)

By Shafeena Yusuff Ali: ‘This recipe combines my Ramadan of the past to this present time, and I remember when this flavorful soup would fill me up in the nights, especially when I would not want to eat much. Each house makes the classic Kerala dishes differently and this one in particular, is my mother in law’s recipe – spicier and has more flavor than the usual Jeeraka Kanji. I am blessed indeed to have a big family – to love and be loved by.’ Do read our Ramadan Special story that also include other women entrepreneurs from the food business.

Jeeraka Kanji ~ Cumin Flavoured Rice Soup

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Serves: 4


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • ½ tbs fenugreek seeds
  • 4 tsp ghee
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • ½ a coconut, grated
  • 1 and ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 garlic pod (optional)


  1. Make a paste of coconut, cumin and garlic. Keep aside.
  2. Boil rice with fenugreek and turmeric powder in enough water to immerse the rice completely. Add some more water If the soup looks dry.
  3. Add the coconut, cumin and garlic paste, and mix.

[Images and recipe provided by Author. Image: Sayana Rahiman,]


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We love the simplicity of this soup recipe and it looks not only colourful but is also comforting.

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Jeeraka Kanji ~ Cumin Flavoured Rice Soup

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