Creamy Millet Porridge serves as a delightful alternative to traditional oatmeal.
It contains millets cooked in creamy coconut milk, sweetened with maple syrup and topped with stewed peaches or pears.
It’s a breakfast that is both comforting and energizing with its warmth and nourishment, this porridge is ideal for balancing Vata dosha.
Ingredients –
• 1cup – millet (rinsed)
• 3cups – coconut milk
• 2tablespoon – maple syrup
• 1teaspoon – Vanilla extract (optional)
• 1/2teaspoon – ground cinnamon
• 1pinch – salt
• 1cup – diced peaches or pears

Instructions –
• In a medium saucepan add the millets alongwith the coconut milk, over medium heat.
Stir to mix.
• While stirring sprinkle a pinch of salt and cinnamon. Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer gently.
• While the millets cook, stew the diced peaches or pears in a small saucepan.
• Add the diced fruits with a splash of water or additional maple syrup. Cook over medium heat until the fruit is soft( it usually takes around 10-15 minutes).
• Stir the millets occasionally, so that they donot stick to the bottom of pan.
• Cook the millets for about 25-30 minutes till they are creamy and cooked properly.
• Once the millet is cooked, remove from heat and stir in the maple
syrup and vanilla extract.
• Serve the creamy millet porridge, topped with the stewed peaches or pears.

Effect on Vata Dosha –
• Millet is ideal for balancing Vata dosha as it is warm and nourishing.
• The creaminess of coconut milk calms the dryness of Vata.
• Sweetness from fruits and maple pacifies the Vata’s airy and erratic nature.

Nutritional benefits –
This porridge is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and iron from fruits and millets.
It offers a balanced macronutrient profile from coconut milk.
This creamy millet porridge is a perfect dish for starting the day with stability and calm, especially for those looking to balance their Vata dosha.

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