Did this recipe make miracles in your childhood? Repeat it now!

Rafaela Polo

Got a cold? Or are you in need of some comfort and warming food? Our suggestion is a chicken soup like your grandmother used to make. Some people say that it can cure cold and even jealousy! The origins of this recipe – that was one of emperor Dom Pedro II favourites – are in Asia.

The “kanji” (in Malayalam, a language spoken in Kerala, in southern India) went from Goa to Portugal and from there it reached Brazil, of course with some modifications. In the 18th century, it was even served at luxury meals, mixed with eggs. Nowadays, thanks to Jorge Benjor and our grandmothers, everyone knows that “chicken soup does no harm to anyone”.

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