1. 2 tablespoons Porridge powder:
  2. 1.5 cups Water (boiling):
  3. as needed Salt:
  4. as needed Black Pepper powder:


  1. Porridge powder preparation: Take 1 cup (250 gms) of parboiled rice a.k.a. idly rice and dry roast it on low-medium flame till it turns light brown. Once it starts to change color, turn off and transfer it to a pan to cool down to room temperature. [A couple of them may pop. Not to worry.]

  2. Now take the rice in a blender and grind it coarsely. Transfer to an air tight container for storage.

  3. When needed, place a vessel on the stove and add about 1.5 cups of water – preferably boiled water to help speed up the process – turn on to medium. Now mix in 2 tablespoons of the porridge powder and ensure that there are no lumps.

  4. Let it boil for 5 minutes covered. Add salt and black pepper powder to taste. These are optional, though. [You may also stick to adding only sugar if you want it sweetened. If the fever or cold is doubted to be because of body heat/dry weather, you can add 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.] Once it starts to boil, turn off and serve.

  5. Tip: Ensure that the porridge stays hot or it will start caking. Since we are use rice; the carb level will be different than usual. Remember that when adhering to a meal plan. Disclaimer: it is not a medical diagnosis/medicine. This is vegan equivalent to chicken soup.

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