Neerakaaram is also known as Neechathannee in chettinad. In olden days people have been using it regularly especially during summer. They cooked rice in mud pot so the neeragaram was more tasty. It has got many benefits and it is just simple. Neer + agaram means watery food (neer means water and agaram means food )in tamil.
It is the best summer cooler. We can take neeragaram regularly in empty stomach. It will heal all stomach problems in summer and cool the body.
It contains good bacterias required for stomach and digestion. It is a very good remedy for ulcer, stomach pain and allergy too.
- Left over rice – 1 cup
- Boiled rice water – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Salt – to taste
- Curd – ¼ cup
- Small onion – 4
- Green chilli – 1
- Mor milagai – 2
Add one cup water to the left over rice and cover with a lid and keep it over night. Next day morning mash the rice with hand or ladle. Add boiled and strained rice water, salt and curd and mix it well like porridge consistency. Drink it with small onion, green chilli, mor milagai or mango pickle or any other side dish of your choice.
If you don’t have rice boiled water you can add water.
If you cook rice in the rice cooker you can use ordinary water.
You can crush mor milagai and add to the neeragaram and drink.
Chop onion and green chilli finely and add to the neeragaram.