Let’s cereal with porridge!

Porridge is a warm breakfast cereal that has been boiled and prepared slowly until we reach to a thick consistency. It is good to have as a breakfast as it is filling to your stomach with lots of nutrients and fibre. Porridges are made up of whole grains and it has high amount of dietary fibre. Fibre helps keep blood-sugar levels normal and also reduces the risk for high cholesterol. Porridge contains a high amount of complex carbs, which get digested at a slow pace, unlike simple carbs. This gives you lasting energy. Making porridge with milk and adding seeds and nuts will create a high-phosphorus content in your meal. Strong Bones Calcium is similar to phosphorus in that it helps strengthen teeth and bones.

Quinoa Porridge


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar


Boil quinoa in milk and keep it stirring to check the consistency.

Add cinnamon powder and nuts or berries of your choice with 2 tablespoons of sugar. 

Brown-Rice Porridge


  • 1/4 cup rice2
  • 1/2 tea-spoon cumin seeds and asafoetida powder
  • 1 cup mixed diced vegetables like carrots, onion and peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder


  • Wash rice and vegetables; drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker; add cumin seeds and asafoetida powder till it crackles.
  • Add rice, vegetables, turmeric and salt along with 4 cups of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Whisk the vigorously mixture well and serve immediately. 

Semolina Porridge3


  • 1/3 cup semolina
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


Put the semolina, milk, water, brown sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring, until it is as thick as you want it.

Porridges are good for health filled with nutritious values added to it. It acts as a booster to your body when consumed as a breakfast. It won’t harm your health even if you have it any time as your meals. Have these healthy porridge and let us know whether these recipes were obliging.

Write-up by Kitchen Pops coordinate: Pratiksha Mestry

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