Sojji – easy to make tiffin :)

If you are from Tamil Nadu reading this, am sure you must be familiar with the phrase bajji-sojji. Haha, yeah.. This is the same sojji. After all the heavy diwali feasts, if you need something mild and soothing, go with this. This is extremely simple and tasty too. It uses ingredients similar to pongal. Check out the recipe below.


Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


Raw Rice – 1.5 cups
Moong Dal – 0.5 cup
Red Chillies – 4
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Channa Dal – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Water – 5 cups
Curry Leaves – a few
Salt – to taste
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp


1. Dry roast rice and dal till it gives a nice aroma and the rice changes bright white.Keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pressure pan. Temper mustard seeds. Once done, add the dals and let them turn brown.
3. Now add red chillies and saute for a minute.
4. Add water and required salt and bring to a boil.
5. Now add the roasted rice and dal. Mix well.
6. Once the water is almost absorbed, close the pan. Wait for steam to release and put the weight on.
7. Cook for 10 minutes with weight/whistle on.Switch off after 10 minutes.
8. Once pressure subsides, open and fluff up with fork. Add grated coconut and serve hot.


– The water quantity depends on the quality of rice used.
– The cooking time also varies with the pressure cooker used. Mine takes 10 minutes after the weight is put. I generally wait for the steam to build up before I put the weight.

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