Pearl Millet and Fruit Pudding in Coconut milk is a very unique and healthy pudding. Also, it is very easy to make and vegan too. Yes, our humble Bajra gets a new makeover with this exotic pudding.

Never ever thought that our simple Bajra can be presented in such an exotic way too! And when served with jelly balls, it becomes a dessert to die for.

Pearl millet Pudding

Ever since I have started posting for Blogchatters A2Z challenge, my house is filled with millets and daily something or the other is being cooked with millets. And trust me, we all, including the fussy boys, are enjoying millets. My husband, who is already a die-hard fan of millets is very happy with these preparations. Nowadays, he loves to have Bajra Porridge for his breakfast every alternate day so boiled Bajra is mostly there in my refrigerator. I need to mention here, that he takes it with cold milk as Pearl millet by nature is a warm cereal.

About 2-3 days back, I was looking at the boiled Bajra and was toying as to what can be made with it other than porridge. And suddenly remembering my Sago Mango Pudding and getting inspiration from it, thought of giving this millet a try too. I had boiled pearl millet, coconut milk can was there and so were the fruits. And in just 5 minutes, my exotic Pearl Millet and Fruit Pudding With Fruits was ready.

Believe me, it was a hit so much so that I could only taste it while making only. Thereafter, it all vanished.

Millet Pudding

Bajre ki Kheer or Millet Pudding or Millet Porridge?

Seriously, I am pretty confused as to call it by what name. Shall I give it an exotic name like Millet and Fruit Pudding or call it by Desi name, that is, Bajre ki kheer or simply Millet Porridge with fruits?

For me, all three suits on this recipe. So, if you have it in breakfast then call it porridge. If at dessert time, then either Bajre ki kheer or Millet Pudding 🙂

Do share what would you like to call it?


A Little About Pearl Millet

Of all the millets, Pearl Millet is rich in iron (8 mg in every 100 g of pearl millet) and ranks second highest after Little millet (it has 9.3 mg). You can view the complete nutritional profile of it here.


Have You Started Eating Millets Or Not?

If you have already started eating millets then definitely it’s going to be a good addition to your millet recipes. But if you haven’t, then start with it. It’s so yummy that you will fall in love with millets. And it’s so easy to make that even those of you are not into cooking can make it easily.

You may feel that I am marketing it, so I would say, Yes! I am, as it is my brainchild so I am possessive about it.

Also, you can start your day with some healthy breakfasts like  Millet Energy Bar or Ragi Dosa

Have Millet Salad before meals or just as an evening snack.

In day to day meals, you can have Millet Bisi Bele Bhat or Jowar Litti Chokha or Millet Idli.

Millet snacks to munch are these PopcornsMillet KebabJowar Nan Khatai as well as Bajra Cookies.

And for dessert, you can choose to have Ragi Brownies or Ragi Banana Cake or this pudding.


How To Make 

The very first thing that you need for making this pudding is Boiled Pearl Millet. Now, that is something which requires time but only time and no skills. For that, we need the whole Pearl Millet and not its rice or Rawa form. After rinsing pearl millet in water, soak it overnight or at least for 6 hours. In the morning, rinse it again in fresh water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles on a medium-high flame. We add a lot of water while boiling, just the way we add in Pasta, so as to get rid of excess starch in it.

Once the pearl millet is boiled, it is added, along with the sweetener, to the coconut milk and is boiled for 2 to 3 minutes. That’s it! Let it cool down. Once cooled, add lots of fruits and rose essence. And its ready to serve. Serve it with love, jello balls optional. Isn’t it a cool recipe!

Why You Will Love This Recipe


Serving Suggestions

Either in breakfast or as a dessert! Both ways are equally good.


Looking at the boiled Pearl millet you immediately understand why this millet got this name. Each grain looks beautiful as a pearl only.


Step By Step Recipe

A. Boil Pearl Millet


B. Make Millet & Fruit Pudding 



Q)  Can I use dairy milk instead of coconut milk?

Yes, you can use dairy milk but it will not be as creamy as it is with coconut milk.

Q) Can I eat it when hot only?

Yes, you can. In that case, it will be like Bajra Porridge. Also, instead of fresh fruits add dry fruits like almonds, cashews etc.

Q) Can I make it ahead? What’s the shelf life of this dessert?

Yes, you can make it a day in advance and keep it in the refrigerator, if fully prepared. Without fruits, it will remain good for upto 2 days also. Add fruits at the time of serving.


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Millet and Fruit Pudding

A very unique, healthy, easy to make pudding which is vegan too.


  • Boil Pearl Millet
  • 1/2 Cup Pearl Millet Whole
  • For Pudding
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Boiled Pearl Millet
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar or Jaggery Powder
  • 1 Cup Chopped Fruits Mixed
  • Few Drops Rose Essence Or Kewra Water Optional


  • Boil Pearl Millet
  • Rinse pearl millet in water by changing water several times till you get cleaned lot.
  • Soak it in plenty of water for 8 hours minimum. If you soak longer even then there is no issue.
  • Rinse it fresh water again. Put it in a pressure cooker with a lot of water. We add a lot of water so as to get rid of starch in the water only.
  • Pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles on medium-high flame. Switch off the flame and let the pressure settle down on its own.
  • Open the pressure cooker, check that it is cooked and is soft. If not, pressure cook for 1 or 2 more whistles.
  • Pass it through a colander and your boiled Pearl millet is ready.
  • Don't worry, all the water used in soaking and boiling can very well be used for plants. They will love to drink it.
  • Use this boiled Pearl Millet for making Porridge or this pudding or Upma.
  • Make Pearl Millet Pudding With Fruits
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, take coconut milk. Add boiled pearl millet and sugar.
  • Boil it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the flame. It will not be very thick at this stage. It thickens after cooling like any other milk preparations.
  • Let it cool completely. Once cooled, add chopped fruits and rose essence.


  1. I used canned coconut milk. You can use that or make your own. But do not keep it very thin.
  2. I used Boora sugar which is basically unrefined sugar. You can use any sweetener of your choice.
  3. Use a variety of fruits, as many as possible. Mangoes give very good taste, so try to add these.
  4. Chop fruits in small pieces as millet is also small in size.
  5. You can add dry fruits too.
  6. Adjust the quantity of pearl millet as per your liking. I like my pudding with thick consistency hence added more of millets.
Keyword Bajre Ki Kheer, Millet Porridge

7 Responses

    1. Thank you so much dear. You can use cream but then just add boiled millet to the cream, like fruit cream only. No cooking involved.

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