Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits is a very unique and healthy pudding. Also, it is very easy to make and vegan too. Yes, our humble Bajra gets a new makeover with this exotic pudding.

Never ever thought that our simple Bajra can be presented in such an exotic way too! And when served with jelly balls, it becomes a dessert to die for.

This post is my entry from alphabet F for Blogchatter’s A2Z 2020 challenge.

Pearl millet Pudding

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Looking at the boiled Pearl millet you immediately understand why this millet got this name. Each grain looks beautiful as a pearl only.

The Idea Of Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

Ever since I have started posting for Blogchatters A2Z challenge, my house is filled with millets and daily something or the other is being cooked with millets. And trust me, we all, including the fussy boys, are enjoying millets. My husband, who is already a die-hard fan of millets is very happy with these preparations. Nowadays, he loves to have Bajra Porridge for his breakfast every alternate day so boiled Bajra is mostly there in my refrigerator. I need to mention here, that he takes it with cold milk as Pearl millet by nature is a warm cereal.

About 2-3 days back, I was looking at the boiled Bajra and was toying as to what can be made with it other than porridge. And suddenly remembering my Sago Mango Pudding and getting inspiration from it, thought of giving this millet a try too. I had boiled pearl millet, coconut milk can was there and so were the fruits. And in just 5 minutes, my exotic Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits was ready.

Believe me, it was a hit so much so that I could only taste it while making only. Thereafter, it all vanished.

Millet Pudding

A Little About Pearl Millet

  • Pearl Millet is the most popular as well as widely grown millet in India. India is the largest producer of pearl millet followed by Africa.
  • Its a high energy cereal as is rich in carbohydrates, protein, fat vitamin A and B, calcium and all other minerals.

Of all the millets, Pearl Millet is rich in iron (8 mg in every 100 g of pearl millet) and ranks second highest after Little millet (it has 9.3 mg). You can view the complete nutritional profile of it here.

Benefits Of Pearl Millet

  • Aids in weight loss and also prevents gaining weight.
  • Good for sugar patients as it releases glucose slowly.
  • Good for lowering blood pressure as is rich in magnesium.
  • Good for the digestive system by avoiding prevents issues like bloating, gas, belly cramps etc. as it is rich in fiber.
  • Good for preventing celiac disease as is gluten-free.
  • You can read more about its benefits here.

Have You Started Eating Millets Or Not?

If you have already started eating millets then definitely it’s going to be a good addition to your millet recipes. But if you haven’t, then start with it. It’s so yummy that you will fall in love with millets. And it’s so easy to make that even those of you are not into cooking can make it easily.

You may feel that I am marketing it, so I would say, Yes! I am, as it is my brainchild so I am possessive about it.

How To Make Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

The very first thing that you need for making this pudding is Boiled Pearl Millet. Now, that is something which requires time but only time and no skills. For that, we need the whole Pearl Millet and not its rice or Rawa form. After rinsing pearl millet in water, soak it overnight or at least for 6 hours. In the morning, rinse it again in fresh water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles on medium-high flame. We add a lot of water while boiling, just the way we add in Pasta, so as to get rid of excess starch in it.

Once the pearl millet is boiled, it is added, along with the sweetener, to the coconut milk and is boiled for 2 to 3 minutes. That’s it! Let it cool down. Once cooled, add lots of fruits and rose essence. And its ready to serve. Serve it with love, jello balls optional. Isn’t it a cool recipe!

Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits In Coconut Milk

Bajre ki kheer has adorned our kitchens since ages and its very commonly made in most of the households. One can call this pudding as Bajre ki kheer only but it is much more than that.

  • The creamy texture and the sweet taste is there because of the coconut milk only. So, I strongly recommend using coconut milk only.
  • Secondly, it gets ready within 5 minutes with coconut milk.

Brownie Points Of My Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

Exotic in looks, full of nutrition and loaded with deliciousness.
Gets ready in 5 minutes (Provided you have boiled millet)
A healthy substitute for Fruit cream.
A good way to eat lots of fruits at a time.
Vegan thus its dairy-free
A super exciting way to start eating millets.
Easy and quick to make.
Perfect for novice cooks too.

 

Detailed Recipe Of Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits With Step By Step Pics

A. Boil Pearl Millet

  • Rinse pearl millet in water by changing water several times till you get cleaned lot.
  • Soak it in plenty of water for 8 hours minimum. If you soak longer even then there is no issue.
  • Rinse it fresh water again. Put it in a pressure cooker with a lot of water. We add a lot of water so as to get rid of starch in the water only.

Pearl millet Pudding

  • Pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles on medium-high flame. Switch off the flame and let the pressure settle down on its own.
  • Open the pressure cooker, check that it is cooked and is soft. If not, pressure cook for 1 or 2 more whistles.

  • Pass it through a colander and your boiled Pearl millet is ready.

  • Don’t worry, all the water used in soaking and boiling can very well be used for plants. They will love to drink it.
  • Use this boiled Pearl Millet for making Porridge or this pudding or Upma.

B. Make Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, take coconut milk. Add boiled pearl millet and sugar.

  • Boil it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the flame. It will not be very thick at this stage. It thickens after cooling like any other milk preparations.

  • Let it cool completely. Once cooled, add chopped fruits and rose essence.

  • Serve with love, jello balls optional.

Recipe Card Of Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

A very unique, healthy, easy to make pudding which is vegan too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking & Cooling Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Boil Pearl Millet

  • 1/2 Cup Pearl Millet Whole

For Pudding

  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Boiled Pearl Millet
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar or Jaggery Powder
  • 1 Cup Chopped Fruits, Mixed
  • Few Drops Rose Essence Or Kewra Water (Optional)

Instructions

Boil Pearl Millet

  1. Rinse pearl millet in water by changing water several times till you get cleaned lot.
  2. Soak it in plenty of water for 8 hours minimum. If you soak longer even then there is no issue.
  3. Rinse it fresh water again. Put it in a pressure cooker with a lot of water. We add a lot of water so as to get rid of starch in the water only.
  4. Pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles on medium-high flame. Switch off the flame and let the pressure settle down on its own.
  5. Open the pressure cooker, check that it is cooked and is soft. If not, pressure cook for 1 or 2 more whistles.
  6. Pass it through a colander and your boiled Pearl millet is ready.
  7. Don't worry, all the water used in soaking and boiling can very well be used for plants. They will love to drink it.
  8. Use this boiled Pearl Millet for making Porridge or this pudding or Upma.

Make Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits

  1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, take coconut milk. Add boiled pearl millet and sugar.
  2. Boil it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the flame. It will not be very thick at this stage. It thickens after cooling like any other milk preparations.
  3. Let it cool completely. Once cooled, add chopped fruits and rose essence.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used canned coconut milk. You can use that or make your own. But do not keep it very thin. 
  2. I used Boora sugar which is basically unrefined sugar. You can use any sweetener of your choice.
  3. Use a variety of fruits, as many as possible. Mangoes give very good taste, so try to add these.
  4. Chop fruits in small pieces as millet is also small in size.
  5. You can add dry fruits too.
  6. Adjust the quantity of pearl millet as per your liking. I like my pudding with thick consistency hence added more of millets.

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