Ganji is a simple rice porridge from Mangalore that is best had with pickle and a side of fish chutney. It is comfort food at its best!
Course Main
Cuisine Mangalorean
Keyword Akki Ganji, Congee, Ganji oota, Udupi style
Method Pressure cooker
Diet Vegetarian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 344kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 1 cup brown rice or oorpel ari
  • 2 .5 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • Accompaniments - ghee pickle, fish chutney etc.


  • Wash and drain rice.
  • Pressure cook the rice with water on medium heat and salt till the vent goes off twice.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Take the cooker off the heat and let it cool down before opening the lid.
  • Serve the Ganji hot with the desired accompaniments.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg