Ramzaan Nombu Kanji – Vegetarian Version

Ramzaan Nombu Kanji – Vegetarian Version

Ramadan Kanji:

Though personally I never appreciate the meatless version of Nombu Kanji, this was prepared for my relatives…who overwhelmingly asked me for a vegetarian version. I am glad that they liked it. So, here you go…


Basmati rice 1/2 cup
Mung dal 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds 2 spoons
Green chilies 6 sliced
Onion 1 sliced
Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon
Tomato 1 chopped
Mint leaves few
Cilantro leaves few
Cloves 3
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cardamom 3 crushed
Bay leaves 2
Ghee few spoons.


In a pressure cooker, heat ghee. Add the whole spices followed by chilies, wait till they crackle.

Add onions and ginger-garlic paste…fry till the raw odor leaves the pan.

Further add tomatoes, mint and cilantro leaves.

Add rice, lentil and fenugreek seeds. Add 2-4 cups of water plus salt, cover and cook till tender.

Serve warm as a hearty soup.


18 Responses so far.

  1. Rekha shoban says:

    never tried dis…healthy one!!

  2. Shivani says:

    thanks for making it vegetarian, so that we vegetarian can also try it.

  3. vegetarian recipe for the ramadan kani—unique, looks appealing!

  4. GEETHA ACHAL says:

    Looks so tempting…Nice to see you back…

  5. elle pee says:

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I also love auditory instructions “wait until they crackle” I listen quite a bit while I cook, too!



    making pressure cookers hip again, one recipe at a time!

  6. Uma says:

    nice soup. looks so good.

  7. nice and healthy dish it is suited me bec i am vegetarian

  8. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Lovely festive spread, Malar.

  9. Kurinji says:

    My fav… n looks yummy.

  10. Prathima Rao says:

    Would love to try this delicious recipe soon!!

  11. Priya says:

    Wat a fabulous looking kanji, i dont bother to have some..

  12. Jaisy James says:

    loved ur kanji i had this from one of our muslim freind . that was so tasty

  13. Dimah says:

    This looks and sounds very healthy and delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment! :)

  14. Wowwwwwwww.. Looks too good.. thanks for sharing !!

  15. Swathi says:

    Vegetarian version sounds delicious.

  16. Sounds very much like khichdi, it i just that it looks soupy, so, a variation. Will try it out sometime.

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