“Kanji” WAS the staple food of Kerala till early 90s. The bran in the rice gave the soup health benefits as well. People used to have it for dinner on a daily basis. Those who were not fortunate enough with money, had it for all meals as it was one of the cheapest food to prepare. “Kappa” was another favourite, particularly in the eastern area. “Kappa” is Tapiyoka or Yuka. It’s boiled along with turmeric powder and salt. Then added a couple of cloves of garlic and chopped green chilly. Finished off with chilly flakes and mustard seeds tampering. Even a basic food such as “kappa” required many steps and ingredients to prepare. But kanji required just water, salt and rice. That made kanji very popular, not to mention the health benefits and energy. The picture also has beef curry, onion salad with curd and pickled beets.
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