Doodh Poha is a simple Gujarati milk-based dessert recipe prepared with rice flakes or Poha and sugar. It is a traditional milk kheer recipe prepared mainly during the Sharad Purnima or as part of a celebration feast.
In this recipe, I made regular and flavored cassata Poha. Both are easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes with one secret ingredient. It is really delicious, does try this!
Dudh poha is rich and healthy yet light (low-fat) Flattened Rice Sweet Pudding. It is made with soaked flattened rice & boiled plant-based milk (Doodh) and topped with healthy nuts and spices like nutmeg, cardamom, and saffron. It is super quick and easy to make at any time.
Eating this milk pudding on this night neutralizes the pita as milk is cooling food. The moonlight on this night is believed to possess amazing medical and nourishing properties which rejuvenate the body.
These Doodh Poha recipes are so easy to make and packed with nutrients to get your child’s day started. You don’t need special cooking skills to fix yourself a yummy bowl of deliciousness.
- 1 liter of full-fat milk
- 2 Cups Thick Poha
- Few strands of Kesar (Saffron)
- ¼ Teaspoon – Cardamom Powder
- 1 tsp ghee
- 5 tbsp sugar or as per taste
- 1/3 Cup Mixed Dry Fruit I used Almond, Pista, Cashew, and Raisins
- Wash and drain the Poha. Keep aside.
- In a heavy bottom pan, Put the milk in a thick bottom saucepan and place it on medium flame.
- Keep the flame medium and simmer it for 5 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid milk from burning.
- Add the sugar and Continue to cook the milk till it thickens a bit. Remember to keep stirring continuously.
- Meanwhile, in a pan, add ghee and dry fruit slits. Roast it for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
- If you are using raisins (Kishmish), add them to the milk now so that they soak some milk and turn plump.
- Then add Poha to the milk. Boil on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till Poha softens.
- When Poha is completely cooked then add dry fruits and saffron to it. Mix well.
- Simmer for 2-3 minutes and turn off the flame.
- Add the cardamom powder. Mix again.
- Cool down Doodh Poha completely at room temperature.
- Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl.
- Garnish Doodh Poha with more nuts and it tastes amazing when served chilled. Enjoy!
- roasted Poha is more flavourful and does not stick to each other while cooking it.
- Soak the poha in water for only a few minutes, or it may become mushy.
- milk powder gives thickness and creaminess to doodhpoha
- .Avoid refrigerating Doodh Poha as the Poha turns stiff
- Use thick Poha and not the thin variety. The thin variety of Poha tends to disintegrate in the milk.
- the proportion of Poha should be 1 cup for 1 liter of milk.
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Serving Size:PER SERVING
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 1.9gSodium: 37.7mgCarbohydrates: 38.1gProtein: 2.7g
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF DODH POHA
- Rich in nutrients – Poha is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins, while curd provides protein, calcium, and probiotics. Together, they make a wholesome and balanced meal.
- Easy to digest – Poha is easy to digest and is a great option for people with digestive issues. Curd is also known to aid digestion and improve gut health.
- Low in calories – Poha is a low-calorie dish that makes it an ideal option for people who are watching their weight. It provides a sustained energy boost without adding too many calories to your diet.
- Boosts immunity – Curd is known to boost immunity and fight against infections. It contains live bacteria that improve gut health and strengthen the immune system.
- Good for bone health – Curd is a rich source of calcium, which is essential for bone health. Regular consumption of curd can help prevent osteoporosis and other bone-related problems.
- Sweet Dahi Poha – Add sugar or jaggery instead of salt, and top with chopped fruits like bananas, mangoes, or strawberries.
- Spicy Dahi Poha – Add red chili powder, chaat masala, and roasted cumin powder to make it spicy and tangy.
- Masala Dahi Poha – Add vegetables like onions, tomatoes, peas, and capsicum, and cook them with the poha before adding the curd.
- Fruit Dahi Poha – Add chopped fruits like apples, pomegranates, and grapes, along with roasted nuts and curd, for a refreshing twist.
Try these variations and find your favorite way to enjoy Dahi Poha.