Saturday 14 July 2018

Breakfast porridge or kanji

Hello friends,

I was bored of cooking up the same Akuri and French toast for Sunday breakfast.  Hence today I tried to make a healthy bowl full of goodness i.e. Porridge. Porridge is a thick, warm type food especially prepared  for breakfast. We all till date remember the famous fairy tale - Goldilocks and the three bears, and all about that delicious porridge. Isn't it?

I made a really quick porridge ( kheer) with some easily available ingredients. The best part it that there was no added sugar in it. Instead I used natural sweeteners in the form of dates and raisins.

Let me also tell all my readers, that there is no right or wrong while preparing  a recipe. If you feel you want to add sugar or jaggery  in this recipe please go ahead and do so. These days people tend to be more health conscious than ever and want to have wholesome and healthy dishes instead.


To make two bowls of porridge

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup fine jowar atta (read for options)
250 ml milk
I/2  tsp powdered cardamom (elaichi)
Few chopped dates
Handful of raisins
Honey to sweeten on table (optional)

Porridge can be made with  with rice, barley, oatmeal or any other grains like jowar, bajra or even millets.


1. I had leftover jowar chapattis, so in a dry mixer the chapattis were ground to make powder like in the picture below. You can take grain you have at home. Make one cup of it.

2. In  a medium size deep bottom pan, add the flour and half the milk to bring to a boil. Lower heat to gentle simmer.

3. Add  the cardamom , cinnamon, chopped dates and raisins. Stir and cook till milk thickens.

4. Cover and leave until the consistency thickens. Add a little more milk every time the porridge's consistency thickens.

5. Switch off the gas and serve the porridge in bowls topped with chopped almonds.
Well some like it hot, some like it cold but definitely not nine days old.

Note - Add honey to sweeten on the table but I feel we all need to develop that light sweet taste instead of an overtly sugary taste our Indian palate is used too.

Happy Stirring and happy Sunday to all. 

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