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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.