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Uji /Millet Porridge is a Kenyan staple hot breakfast that is healthy, gluten free and filling.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Kenyan
Servings 2


  • ¼ cup finger millet flour ragi, wimbi
  • cups water
  • honey or sugar according to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice optional
  • a pinch of salt


  • Mix flour and ¼ cup water into a paste.
  • Heat the remaining 2 cups of water in a pan over low to medium heat.
  • When it becomes hot, stir it all the time and start adding the flour paste.
  • Keep on stirring till the mixture becomes thick. You must keep on stirring it or else lumps will be formed.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the mixture into serving bowls or cups.
  • Add sugar, honey or lemon juice and salt according to your taste.
  • Usually uji is served plain but I like to add a bit more of healthiness by serving it with chopped nuts.


  • Add spices like cardamom, cinnamon to the porridge.
  • It can be served with chopped dried or fresh fruits.
  • Another easier way to make the porridge is to first mix the flour and water into a paste. Then add the required water and mix. Heat the mixture stirring it all the time till it becomes thick.
  • Replace water with milk if you wish.
Keyword Kenyan Style Uji, Millet Porridge, UJI RECIPE