HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY FINGER MILLET PORRIDGE

Finger Millet Porridge
Finger millet is an excellent source of complex carbohydrate (70%), protein (7%), fiber (3.5%) and minerals, especially calcium and iron.

Finger millet is also called red millet, Ragi in India or Wimbi in Swahili. It is a whole grain seed that is ground into flour used to make porridge, Asida, and for making fermented liquor.

Finger millet porridge is best consumed warm. As it cools down it assumes the consistency of pudding.

FINGER MILLET PORRIDGE RECIPE


Ingredients


➥3 cups Water
➥1 cup finger millet (wimbi) flour
➥Sugar
➥Juice of a half lemon (optional)

Method


⏩Bring the water to boil as you dissolve the finger millet (wimbi) flour in cold water.
⏩Pour the dissolved finger millet (wimbi) flour into the boiling water and stir until the porridge starts to thicken taking care to avoid it from having lumps
⏩Allow simmering while stirring occasionally and add sugar to taste.
⏩Simmer for about 5 minutes and turn off the heat. If it gets too thick add some water or milk.
⏩If you want a tangy taste, add the lemon juice to taste.
⏩Serve hot in a bowl or large cup.
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