Start Your Day With These Indian Porridges
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Porridge is a go-to healthy meal in most parts of the world. It is typically made by boiling grain in milk or water along with the flavour of sugar, honey or fruits. It can also be prepared with spices, vegetables and meat to give it a savoury flavour. As porridge includes grains like buckwheat, quinoa and brown rice, they are super healthy. 

Including porridge in your diet can help in managing blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Healthy grains present in the porridge also stimulate the beneficial bacteria that help in maintaining proper gut function. If you are trying to lose some weight, then this healthy and wholesome dish would definitely help. But are your bored of your regular recipes and looking for some Indian flavours?  

Here are five desi porridges you can include in your diet for a healthy twist: 

Nombu Kanji 

This traditional porridge has originated in Kadayanallur of Tamil nadu. Made from moong dal, rice and coconut milk, it is specially prepared during Ramadan to break the fast in the evening. Nombu kanji is nutritious and wholesome and very easy to prepare. 


Another South Indian delight with lots of protein. Pongal is a light and mild-flavoured breakfast that is made with rice and lentils. It also has the flavour of peppercorns, curry leaves and shredded coconut. Pongal is popularly made during the festival of Onam. 

Sabudana Khichdi 

Sabudana khichdi is very common during Hindu festivals which includes fasting, such as Shivratri and Navratri. Made with soaked sabudana and spices, there are many variations of this dish. It is very nutritious and also gluten-free which makes it a great addition to the vegan or vegetarian diet. 

Oats Porridge 

Oats is a very common breakfast that is made with a variety of ingredients across the world. But the Indian version is very delicious and flavourful. This mildly spiced dish is cooked with mixed veggies and spices that makes it an ideal meal for lunch as well as dinner. 


We all have had daliya at least once in our life. This healthy dish is made with a number of veggies. You can also add some ghee to your daliya to enhance the taste. This one-pot meal is very easy to prepare and can also be added to the diabetic-friendly diet. 

Enjoy these desi porridges and stay healthy.