Arunachal Pradesh Zan| Finger Millet Porridge with Vegetables

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Zan is a finger Millet Porridge made with millet flour and some veggies. Generally it is served with some side dish. Zan is a rustic staple dish of Tawang, a district in Arunachal Pradesh. The mountainous place is the land of the Monpa people who inhabit this place and make this simple and easy nutritious dish. Try this healthy wholesome easy meal option for breakfast or dinner.



  1. Dry roast ragi flour till nice aroma on low heat. Keep aside till it cools down.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add veggies of your choice, pour a cup of water and cook for 2 Whistles. Let pressure settle down.
  3. Now add a cup of water to ragi flour and mix without any lumps. Cook on low heat. When it starts thickening, add another cup of water and cook till attains the porridge consistency.
  4. Open the pressure cooker, transfer the cooked ragi flour to the vegetable mix. Add salt, pepper powder and a some more water. Cook on low heat till mixture becomes glossy. Add water according to your desired consistency.
  5. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and serve warm.


  • Vegetables of your choice and quantity can be added for this recipe.
  • Ragi flour can be roasted in a tbsp of ghee.
  • Make sure, you cook ragi flour on low heat.

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