The classic rice porridge or kanji is one of the most nutrient rich food items that could be included in the daily diet. Kanji is the main dish at the quaint eatery ‘Nellikka’, located in Kochi, that celebrates the traditional dish in its myriad forms. ‘Nellikka’ is not just known for its commitment to serve delicious hot kanji but also is for its tasty side dishes.
The restaurant situated between Kakkanad Infopark and Rajagiri College has soon become the favourite hang out spot of both youngsters and old people alike.
Nellikka special kanji is their most popular item. Besides, curd kanji, the humble pazham kanji, the iconic combination of kanji and mung beans stir fry and the nutritious millet kanji are some of their top items. You could enjoy hot kanji with coconut chutney, dried shrimp chutney, roasted Bengal gram, mung beans stir fry, beef fry, clams fry, fried anchovies, fried sardines and steamed tapioca too.
Haridas ,who hails from Palakkad, deserves the credit for serving hot kanji into the plates of the food lovers of Kochi. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown came when the newly opened Nellikka was beginning to attract customers. However, Haridas says that their business had grown during the lockdown period. He vows that most of his customers are youngsters. Nellikka special kanji and pazham kanji are the most ordered items on the menu. You could enjoy unlimited kanji without having to pay a heavy bill. Nellikka serves hot kanji and curries from 11 am to 9.30 pm. The restaurant aims to promote the goodness of rice porridge among the food lovers of Kochi.