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Monday, May 21, 2018

Mutton Rice Porridge ~ Mutton Ganji ~ Mutton and Rice Konji

Mutton Rice Porridge ~ Mutton Ganji ~ Mutton and Rice Konji
Mutton Rice Porridge

Mutton Rice Porridge is my personal favorite and a comforting one-pot meal. The best part of this recipe is that everything gets cooked in a single saucepan.

For me comfort food is something which has less spice, it should all be in one bowl so that I can just curl up in a corner of the couch with it and should be of a slurpy consistency. This Mutton rice porridge passes all the tests of my ideal comfort food.

There are various kinds of porridge or you can call it congee or kanji. In the southern parts of India, especially Kerela, coconut milk is also used as an extra rich flavor. You can see more One Pot Meal Ideas which I already have in my archives and also I would like to know what is your ideal comfort food when you are feeling low or if you are trying to recover from any sickness or during the cold winter nights.

Mutton Rice Porridge ~ Mutton Ganji ~ Mutton and Rice Konji
Mutton Ki Ganji

I have made this Mutton Rice Porridge post and video especially for this holy month of Ramadan. After breaking the fast, we need to go light on our stomach and not stuff it with unhealthy samosas and pies. I could not think of anything better than this soothing and comforting porridge which is packed with carbs, proteins and other nutrients which is enough to get the energy level back to normal.

You can adjust the consistency according to your preference, as most of them prefer it to be a bit more thin and runny. Whereas, I prefer the consistency of a thick soup which makes me satisfied and feel full with just one bowl. 

Mutton Rice Porridge ~ Mutton Ganji ~ Mutton and Rice Konji
Mutton & Rice Konji

You can watch the video here

Mutton Rice Porridge ~ Mutton Ganji ~ Mutton and Rice Konji

Mildly spiced one bowl comforting meal with the combination of mutton and rice making it a slurpy warm porridge.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
1 cup = 250 ml capacity
Serves 4


1/2 cup rice
250 grams mutton mince
1 medium onion, sliced
2 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste, combined
2 green chilies roughly chopped
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 carrot finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon ghee
Fried onion for garnish
4 tablespoon cooking oil
Whole spices: 2 bay leaves, 4 cloves and a small piece of cinnamon


1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan and add all the whole spices along with chopped onion. Fry till light brown.
3. Then add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies and mint leaves, and cook for few seconds.
4. Now add mutton mince, turmeric powder, salt and chopped carrot. Stir well and cook the mince for 1 minute till it combines with other spices.
5. Add soaked rice and discard the water. Stir well and add 3 cups of water (or more if needed). Cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. You need to keep stirring occasionally and keep adjusting the consistency by adding more water if needed. The rice should be fully overcooked and mashed.
6. Finally, add garam masala powder, lemon juice, and coriander leaves. Cook for a minute on high heat.
7. Garnish with ghee and fried onion and serve hot.

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1 comment:

  1. I really liked your recipe and I intend to cook it today for lunch, thanks for the recipe