What is Karkidaka Kanji (Medicinal Porridge)?

Karkidaka Marunnu Kanji (Medicinal Porridge)

Karkidaka Kanji (Medicinal Porridge)'Oushadha Kanji'/ Karkidaka Kanji is a medicinal rice soup is a traditional item of Kerala during the rainy days. This tasty dish has a special effect in warding off the monsoon fevers. Here is the exclusive recipe to prepare the ayurvedic ‘Oushadha Kanji" at your home.

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Ingredients of Karkidaka Kanji

If you find difficulty in getting any of the below ingredients, take the below list to the nearby Kerala Ayurveda store. They will aid you procure desired items safely.
  1. 5gm Malli
  2. 5gm Vizhalari
  3. 5gm Chrupunnayari
  4. 5gm Kutakapalayari
  5. 5gm Karkokilari
  6. 5gm Cumin seeds
  7. 5gm Aniseed
  8. 5gm Ayamodakam
  9. 5gm Fenugreek
  10. 5gm Aashali
  11. 5gm Putharichundaveru
  12. 5gmVarattumanjal
  13. 5gm Mustard seeds
  14. 5gm Chukku
  15. 5gm Sathakuppa
  16. 5gm Naruneendikizhangu
  17. 5gm Karimjeerakam
  18. 5gm Cardamom
  19. 5gm Thakkolam
  20. 5gm Grambu
  21. 5gm Nutmeg
  22. 1 liter water
  23. 250ml Cow Milk/Coconut Milk
  24. I tsp ghee
  25. 5gm Small onion

How to prepare Karkidaka Kanji?

Boil the ingredients 1-23 well in a cleaned pot for 15 minutes.

Clean the small onions and fry it well in one teaspoon of ghee.

Mix the fried onions to the prepared solution and let it cool for 10 minutes.

Consume the Oushadha Kanji in empty stomach in the evening or as a substitute for your dinner.


Oushadha Kanji should be consumed continuously for one week or multiplies of the week like 2 weeks, three weeks etc. for a better effect.

Those who suffer from high Cholesterol levels may use coconut oil in place of ghee.



Thanks for the receipe.
I was wondering what the karkidaka kanji is and your article helped me know the prepration.

We get it for 98 rupees or 100 at the medical stores here in cochin.