Millet Pudding

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Millet is a super grain grown in a lot of African and Asian countries. Nigeria is the second largest producer of millet in the world and this grain is called Gero/Jero in Northern Nigeria. It comes in various colors and is the primary ingredient in a Northern Nigerian dish called Fura da Nono (Recipe soon). Millet is rich in calcium, iron and phosphorus and packed with fibers. Growing up in Northern Nigeria, one of the heights of the dry season was when we dried our harvested millet heads on pavements and danced on them to release the grains. Fun memories. This is a healthy pudding made out of millet. Its a great way to start your day.

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INGREDIENTS:

(1) 1/2 Cup Hulled Millet

(2) 1-1/2 Cup Water

(3) 1-1/2 Cup Milk (See Note 1)

(4) A Pinch of Salt

(5) Sugar  or Honey (Optional)

NOTES:

(1) You have a choice of using 3 cups of water or 3 cups of milk, or a mixture of both. You can also use coconut milk in place of milk.

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PROCEDURE:

(1) Place the millet in a frying pan and toast for a few minutes. Be careful not to burn the millet. Stop toasting when you begin to perceive the fragrance of the grains.

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(2) Place the millet in a small sauce pan, add your liquids and salt and cook on medium heat until the grains are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir occasionally. This takes about 30-40 minutes. If you notice that the liquid has dried up before the grains are soft, add more liquid to the pudding and keep cooking.

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(3) Serve your millet pudding hot. You can add some sugar or honey to sweeten the pudding if you want to. You can also top the pudding with some nuts and dried fruits.

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BONUS RECIPES:

Love Millet? Try some Fura da Nono. Recipe here.

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Check out my Acha (Fonio) Pudding. Recipe here

Acha Pudding

Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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10 comments on “Millet Pudding
  1. Teekay says:

    That’s one healthy recipe you have there. Thanks for sharing. Will surely give it a try.

  2. Ifeoluwa Akande says:

    In which store can I get this millet in Canada? I am in Calgary. Please and thank you.

  3. Ifeoluwa Akande says:

    Thanks Terry. Bulk Barn is actually close to me. Will try it for sure

  4. vivian says:

    Tanks terry.but in nigeria here we don’t seem to hav a hulled one so my question is how can one get the hulled millet or how can one hull millet.tanks

    • Terry Adido says:

      Vivian, hulled ones are those without chaffs. I’m surprised to hear that it cant be found in Nigeria. The process of removing the chaff at home is quite tedious. It involves putting the grains in a mortar along with a little water and pounding until the chaffs are off. Then the chaffs are blown off from the grains using a special woven tray through intricate hand motions. Yeah, too much work.

  5. Remibimbola says:

    Will love to try it but I don’t think we have hulled millet in Nigeria bUt will find out.

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