Kola Kenda
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Kola Kenda

This is a traditional dish, that is usually eaten before breakfast. It is very nutritious. Serves four.

Green leaves loosely pack in 500ml container ( You may use Gotukola, Mukunuwenna, Ranawara, Welpenela, Polpala, Iramusu, Hathawariya, Elabatu, Aligetapera, Erabadu or a mix of any these.
1 1/2 cup of cooked rice (prepared from white or red raw rice)
About 1 L of water
7-8 tbsp (heaped) of coconut powder
1 tsp of salt

Herbal Porridge

Crush the cooked rice with 1 cup of water for 10 second in an electric blender and put in to a pot.
Dissolve the coconut powder in 1/2 cups of water and add in to the pot.
Add salt and bring to boil in medium heat.
Blend the green leaves with 1-2 cups of water in the electric blender and strain the juice well.
Add the juice to the boiling mixture and stir continuously.
Add the rest of the water.
Remove from fire when the mixture just starts to boil. Leave for few minutes to cool.
Serve with a piece of juggery.

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