Oushadha kanji Kootu – Medicinal porridge

Oushadha kanji Kootu - Medicinal porridge

Ingredients: Njavara rice, Induppu & the below mentioned 21 herbs.

1.Dhanyakam
2.Cherupunnayari
3.Kudagappalayari
4.Karkokilari
5.Elathari
6.Vizhalari
7.Jeerakam
8.Aasali
9.Perum jeerakam
10.Omam
11.Uluva
12.Thippali
13.Kattuthippaliver
14.Kurumulakin veru
15.Thina
16.Cherula
17.Thazhuthama veru
18.Maramanjal
19.Chukku
20.Nellika
21.Cheru kurunthotti veru

The unique combination of 21 herbs, spices and rice in this dish would keep the fevers at bay and have a positive effect against some of the common diseases of like arthritis, cold & cough, loss of appetite, allergies and skin ailments. (Specially recommended for monsoon as these disorders are common during the period)

This is a special diet in Ayurveda, good for the people of all age groups in all seasons.

  • It is easy to digest
  • It helps to increase digestive fire
  • Balances the lipid level of body
  • Improve proper immunity of the body
  • Acts as a detoxifying agent
  • This porridge helps in maintaining the balance of all three body supporting humours- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Method of preparation: ( One portion) – Can be taken as breakfast/ Dinner.

  • 1 tsp( 5 gms) of medicinal powder to boiled in 1 ltr of water and reduced to ½ ltr.
  • Filter the decoction. Add 20gms of Navara rice and cook in medium flame till rice is in porridge consistency.
  • Add 30ml of coconut milk.
  • Add Induppu (Rock salt) as required.

Avoid adding coconut milk if suffering from Diabetes or Hypertension.

It is always better to avoid/ consume less of tamarind, Non-vegetarian food, alcohol, tobacco and refrigerated food items to maintain your health.

Indicated for:

  • Age– all above 6 yrs of age.
  • Good for people of chronic illness, especially those suffering from Indigestion, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, tonsillitis, respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, constipation and all the life style disorders.
  • Recommended to include in the diet of Auto-immune disorders as this unique preparation helps in maintaining proper immune functions of the body.
  • Contra-indicated for people suffering from haemorrhagic tendencies and ulcerative gastritis.