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7 Grain Cereal Porridge

This 7 grain cereal porridge is extremely healthy dessert which is a good source of fibers, calcium and iron. It also has protein and carbohydrate. I have used organic mixed cereals I bought from a local organic stores bulk section. . This dessert is a delicious and easy to make cereal porridge. The porridge can be served for breakfast, as a dessert, or even as a complete meal. You can also make cracked wheat/ daliya porridge by using the same method. Try out this light and healthy dish and please do share your comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi.

7 grains cereal porridge

Ingredients ( serves 4)

  • ½ cup 7 grain cereal (cracked wheat, cracked barley, cracked oats, cracked rye, cracked corn, millet, and flax seed)
  • ½ tsp ghee
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2½ cups milk ( i have used 2% milk)
  • a little more than ¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cups slivered almonds / nuts of your taste
  • ¼ cups raisins/ dried berries
  • 4 green cardamoms (optional)
  • Saffron threads (optional)

Method of preparation:

  1. Remove the green skin of the cardamoms and grind the seeds.
  2. In a sauce pan heat ½ tsp ghee on medium heat, and roast cracked 7 grains cereal on medium heat until it is golden red and aromatic. (takes 2-3 minutes). Roasting of creals in ghee inchances the flavor of porridge.
  3. Add slivered almonds and roast for another 30 seconds.
7 grains cereal porridge
  1. Add 1½ cups water , mix well and take a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat coojk oat to tender.
  3. Add warm milk and mix well. Take a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, mix well and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat. Add ground cardamoms. You can also add some saffron threads in this preaparation.
  5. Let the 7 grain cereal dessert cool down.
  6. Garnish with raisins or berries.
  7. 7 grain cereal porridge is ready to serve. It can be served in morning breakfast, or as a dessert, or even as a complete meal if you are looking for something light.

    This cereal can be served cold or hot as per taste.
7 grains cereal porridge

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. Do not add cold milk in the hot cereal, as milk may split.
  2. I have used a little bit of ghee to roast the cereals as it gives the nice aroma to the porridge but you can remove the ghee and dry roast it as well.
  3. I have also added a hint of saffron to make this porridge aromatic and tasty.

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