Medicinal Njavara Paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk
Nutritious and medicinal Njavara paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk
Njavara paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk is a traditional recipe the monsoon season. Njavara or Navara rice, milk and sugar are the essential ingredients used in this recipe. Njavara is one of a unique rice variety cultivated in Kerala. It is believed to have medicinal properties to rectify the basic ailments affecting the respiratory, circulatory as well as the digestive system. Njavara Kizhi and the Njavara Theppu treatments in Ayurveda make use of this nutritious Navara cereal. During winter season recipes prepared of Njavara rice is known to have a positive effect on building immunity. The presence of milk in this recipe gives a white texture. Sugar or rock sugar candy is used for a sweet taste. Have a look at the ingredients used and the method of preparation of Njavara Paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk.
Ingredients used for making Njavara Paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk
- 50 gms of Njavara/Navara rice
- 500 ml of water
- 250 ml of milk (pure cow milk)
- Sugar or Rock sugar candy as per the taste
Method of preparation of Njavara Paalkanji or Boiled Navara rice with milk
- Wash the Navara rice in clean water for 2-3 times. Drain the rice and keep it aside.
- Heat some water in an earthen pot or in a rice pan.
- Once the water starts to boil, place the rice in the water.
- Reduce the flame to a low-medium range and cook it for some time.
- When the rice is cooked to a soft state, slowly pour the milk and continue boiling for 2-3 minutes.
- Add some sugar or white rock candy for a sweet taste.
- If needed, you can also include cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom for an improved rich flavour.
- Njavara or Navara rice paalkanji is ready and serve it hot.