Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed.Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.In Southern states such as Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, Muslims break their fast with nonbu kanji. The Nombu Kanji is a nutritious, rich, gruel made of raw rice and dal, cooked to a smooth porridge consistency and seasoned with spices
Take raw rice , wash it in water 3 to 4 times. Soak the rice in water for 10 minutes
After soaking, drain the water completely
Once the rice is dried and has very little moisture left, pulse it in a mixie one or two times so that each grain of rice gets broken into 2 to 3 pieces. Set aside
Heat oil in a pan and add in one clove and a small half inch piece of cinnamon.Add in the fenugreek seeds (vendhayam) and the yellow moong dal (paasi paruppu ) and fry on a low flame for 3-4 minutes until its roasted well and very fragrant.
Add in the onion, tomato and green chillies. After frying, add the rice grits and mix.
Add water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles
Open the cooker and add coconut milk, coriander leaves and the salt.
Mix well and serve