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Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

For many families, porridge is the breakfast of choice on busy mornings. It requires just minutes to cook, there's no chopping or peeling involved, and there's just minimal washup. Moreover, it's healthy and can be customized to make it appealing to the pickiest eater in your family!

While oats is the most popular option for porridge, a lot of people are slowly including other grains and millets into their diet, and porridge is one of the easiest ways to have them. Today's recipe is about one such porridge which includes not just one or two grains, but six different kinds of millet, three grains and an assortment of nuts and seeds. Here's a quick look at the various nutritional benefits of these ingredients:

  • Barnyard Millet/Jhangora - Least carbohydrate content of all millets, good for weight loss
  • Finger Millet/Ragi/Nachni - High in calcium for healthy bones and teeth
  • Foxtail Millet/Kangni - Reduces cholesterol, aids digestion
  • Kodo Millet/Kodra - Medicinal benefits like quick healing of woulds
  • Little Millet/Kutki - Rich in thiamine and antioxidants
  • Pearl Millet/Bajra - Grain with the highest protein content, good for strength and growth
  • Sorghum/Jowar - High levels of magnesium, helps absorption of calcium
  • Corn - High fiber, promotes healthy bacteria in the gut
  • Sago/Sabudana - Increases energy, boosts bone & muscle health
  • Horsegram - Has body fat-reducing properties
  • Sesame Seeds - Rich in trace minerals like manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc etc.
  • Almonds - Full of healthy fats; aids brain development
  • Pistachios - Rich source of antioxidants, good for skin
  • Cashew nuts - Boosts immunity

Wow, with so many health benefits, this is one porridge recipe you must try!

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

Ingredients:

Method:

1. Mix 2 tablespoons of Multigrain Health Drink powder in 1 cup of water in a pan.

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

2. Use a whisk to dissolve the powder and ensure there are no lumps.

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

3. Cook the mixture on a low flame for 5-10 minutes. Whisk in between to ensure it stays smooth.

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

4. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot.

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

You can customize this in a number of ways. You can add sugar, honey or jaggery, but do remember that sugar and honey are not suitable for babies under one. You can also sprinkle some chopped nuts or dry fruit for added crunch. This porridge is full of whole grains and is guaranteed to keep you full till lunchtime, so you can be fully energetic and productive through the day!

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

Multigrain Millet Porridge Recipe

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