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.
Now let us see how to make neeragaram
Cook time – no
Serves – 2
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.
cover with a lid and keep it over night. Water in the sauce pan is called vadithakanji (strained rice water).
Next day morning mash the rice with hand or ladle.Add boiled and strained rice water, salt and curd.
Mix it well like porridge consistency.
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.