I should have posted this recipe years ago! If you make a list of top ten comfort food of Keralites, “Kanji and Payar” (rice porridge and dal) will be a strong contender for the top slots. Steaming kanji with slightly mashed cherupayar thoran, freshly grated coconut drizzled on top and some pickle and pappad on the side! Ohh.. I miss home now :((
Back home we used to have kanji and payar mostly during lent season, also the days that follows Easter and Christmas. When we want our tummys to recover from the food abuse caused by heavy feast during Easter and Christmas, we go for kanji and payar.