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Raab/Millet Flour Porridge is a healthy, comforting and filling meal for various ailments, right from flu to nutritious supplement for nursing mums and invalids.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Granny's Remedy, Light Meal
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 tbsp grated jaggery gur
  • 1 tsp gond or edible gum
  • 2 tbsp millet flour
  • 1- 2 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • ¼ tsp carom seeds ajwain, bishop weed
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds valiyari
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder elachi
  • 1 tbsp almond powder
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • pinch of saffron
  • a generous pinch of pepper powder


  • Put water and jaggery in a pan. Heat it till the jaggery melts. Strain the liquid to remove any impurities.
  • Add ginger powder to it and mix well.
  • Heat ghee in another pan over very low heat.
  • Add Gond or edible gum and stir fry it till it puffs up.
  • Remove it from the ghee and let it cool.
  • Crush it lightly.
  • To the remaining ghee in the pan, add carom and fennel seeds.
  • Add millet flour and stir is continuously till you get the aroma and it begins to bubble a bit. (1-2 mins)
  • Add almond powder and mix for a few seconds.
  • Add the hot jaggery water. Be careful as the water will splatter.
  • Stir the mixture and cook it over low heat till it becomes slightly thick.
  • Add cardamom and black pepper powder. Add saffron and serve.


  • If you are going to serve this to an elderly person who had chewing problems then its best to grind the fennel and ajwain seeds into a powder.
    Add sliced almonds for a more filling drink.
    Stir fry the millet flour over low heat. Make sure it does not burn.
    Can add more ghee if you like.
    Sometimes a pinch of turmeric powder is added if having it to decongest the nose or chest.
    For a thicker raab add 3 tbsp of millet.
    You can add more ginger powder. Adjust the ingredients according to your taste.
    Add other nuts of your choice.
Keyword millet porridge recipe, raab