Fruity Millet (Poha)

Millet flakes are available in the market now. The package said cereal, and I got it to mix with cornflakes. It was quite chewy. Later, I noticed that it absorbs the liquid after soaking for a while and becomes fluffy like thick rice flakes. These millet flakes lend itself to sweet and savoury dishes like rice flakes or Poha. Almost all recipes made with poha may also be made with millet flakes.

Use your favourite combination of fruits and dry fruits.


Millet Flakes - 1 cup
Hot Milk - 3/4 cup
Mixed fresh fruits - 1/2 cup (pineapple, apple, orange, pomegranate)
Dry fruits - 4 Tbsp (figs, raisins, dates)
Honey - 2-3 Tbsp
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 2 Tbsp
Pistachios - 6, sliced (optional)


Wash and drain the millet flakes.
Pour just enough hot milk to cover the flakes.
Keep aside until the liquid is absorbed and the flakes are dry.
Cube the fruits and mix honey and dry fruits into it.
Sprinkle cardamom powder over the soaked flakes. Mix in the fruit mixture.
Taste for sweetness and add more honey or sugar to taste.
Keep aside for 5 minutes for flavours to soak in.
Garnish with pomegranate pearls, roasted cashew nuts and sliced pistachios.

Note: Toasted coconut can also be added.


kitchen queen said…
nice innovative recipe.
R said…
looks yum and healthy, great for breakfast.
Priya Sreeram said…
good fruity twist to the poha !!

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