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5 from 3 votes

Golden Breakfast Porridge with Cinnamon & Sugar (Kaachi)

Prep Time1 min
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 4
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Honest and Tasty


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 heaping cup of all-purpose flour
  • 6 full cups of water
  • 1 ½ tbsp turmeric or until color of mixture starts to change to a golden yellow-orange
  • 4 tbsp sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on top of each bowl
  • cinnamon to taste for sprinkling on top of each bowl


On medium heat add butter to a pot and right after it melts add the flour and combine. If the flour is still powdery after mixing into the butter, add a bit more butter. Mix and keep mixing until it changes color (about 10 minutes). Add 2-3 cups of water and mix well, getting most of the lumps out. Once the lumps are mostly gone, add the rest of the water and stir. Add turmeric and stir. Put on low heat and sprinkle 3-4 tbsp sugar on top and do not mix it in. Place lid on top and leave for 10-15 minutes then serve with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

    *If you like a kaachi tahdig (crispy kaachi at the bottom of the pot) to eat alongside the kaachi you can make the crispy tahdig by turning up the heat to medium at the end for about 10 minutes, and then using a spatula you can carefully remove the tahdig at the bottom of the pot when serving.


      Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3mg