Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Print Pin
3.77 from 17 votes

Rice Kanji | Homemade Probiotics

Rice Kanji is homemade probiotics made by fermenting cooked rice and mixed with curds.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine South India
Keyword Bachelor's Cooking, Basic, Breakfast_Ideas, Diet, Gluten Free, Healthy, home remedies
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Soaking time 12 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 people
Calories 110kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • ½ cup cooked Rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup curds , homemade
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or as required
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves , chopped

To Temper

  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon jeera / cumin Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal / split black gram
  • 1 teaspoon curry leaves ,finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon green chilies , chopped
  • 4 tablespoon onion ,finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger , grated
  • ½ teaspoon Asafoetida / Hing


  • Soak ½ cup cooked rice in ½ cup water in a clay pot for about 10-12 hours or overnight.
  • Next day , transfer fermented rice to a blender and blend to smooth paste.
  • Transfer blended rice into a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk ¼ cup of homemade curds and add to rice paste and stir well. Preferably add slightly sour curds as it tastes more good.
  • Now add salt to taste and mix well.

To temper

  • In a season pan / tadka pan , heat coconut oil , add mustard seeds ,jeera seeds , urad dal , chopped curry leaves , choppeds green chillies and fry well.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till it turns light brown .Turn off the stove
  • Now add in grated ginger , hing and mix well.
  • Pour temper over the prepared rice kanji.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.



  • Clay pot is used for fermentation , as science says it provides micro-oxygenation, including enzymatic reactions for producing unique flavors. If you don't have clay pot , you can use steel or glass vessel but clay pot is recommended.
  • Fermented rice needs to be mashed well , you can either squeeze with clean hands or use fork or blend in a mixer. 
  • Use slightly sour curds , it adds more taste to rice kanji.
  • Tempering  with coconut oil adds lots of flavor and tastes really good. 
  • You can use any type of cooked rice , best way to use left out rice.


Calories: 110kcal