Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Kanji Gandum dan Oat

This was what we had for our first Ramadhan iftar. For me kanji is nondetachable from the month of Ramadhan. My memory of kanji is that it has the magical power to warm myself up during the cold rainy season of Ramadhan in Malaysia. It also has the ability to boost the energy level quickly afer long day of fasting, mind you the hour fasting now is longer than ever. So, to perk yourself up after a long tiring day try this recipe. Don't forget to mention the doa to break your fast because the allur of this kanji can be overwhelming...hehehe... by the way this recipe is very easy to prepare. Here is the recipe of my version of kanji gandum and oat.

  • enough wheat - soaked overnight
  • half cup of oat
  • some beef with bones
  • 1 tbsp soup / korma powder
  • sliced ginger
  • 5 whole black pepper
  • 5 fenugreek seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut milk (or fresh milk)
  • your favorite vegetables (like carrot, potato, celery) - diced
  • salt
  • sugar
  • enough water
  • *shallots - slice
  • *oil (or ghee)
  1. Boil and simmer the beef with the wheat and add also the soup powder, ginger, fenugreek and black pepper about an hour or so until the beef and the wheat tender. (I used pressure cooker)
  2. Add the vegetables and oat. Stir.
  3. Pour the coconut milk and stir. Add some water if it is too thick.
  4. Add some seasoning; salt, ground black pepper and sugar.
  5. When the vegetables cook and oat's ready, off the heat.
  6. Heat a frying pan, add some oil or ghee.
  7. Fry the cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves and shallots.
  8. Fry until the shallots is golden in color and off the heat.
  9. Pour all in the porridge pot.
  10. Serve warm.
Selamat Berpuasa dan Selamat Beribadat!