Paal Kanji/Milk Porridge during Pregnancy

Paal kanji (Milk porridge) is said to be a magical energy drink for pregnant woman.

Paal kanji (Milk porridge) Recipe

Best Practice

Paal kanji (Milk porridge) is adviced to be consumed after 7th month of pregnancy because this is the stage where your breasts begin to gear up for feeding your baby.

Best practice is to consume early morning(For example:if have paal kanji(milk porridge) at 6 am then have breakfast at 8 am) before 2 hrs of having breakfast.You can have paal kanji (Milk porridge) twice/thrice in a week till delivery and also after delivery as it helps in lactation.

Paal kanji (Milk porridge) Recipe


  • Boiled rice (1 cup)
  • Garlic ( 4 to 5 cloves)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Dry ginger ( index finger size)
  • Sarana veru (1 stem)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tsp)
  • Palm Jaggery (1/4 cup)


  • In a pressure cooker add washed boiled rice, fenugreek seeds and peeled garlic cloves.
  • On the other hand, crush dry ginger and saranaveru.
  • Put the crushed dry ginger and saranaveru in a white cloth and tie it.
  • Leave the white cloth also in the cooker.
  • Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Once done, mash it well.
  • Take the white cloth, dip it in  1/2 glass of hot water, squeeze it and drink that water first.
  • Then add 1 cup of milk to the mashed kanji.
  • In a separate bowl powder the jaggery, melt it and filter it well.
  • Now add the jaggery to the mashed kanji and enjoy drinking your paal kanji (Milk porridge)
  • If you want sweeter you can always add more jaggery.



  •  Prevents high blood pressure.
  • Helps to boost baby weight.
  • Antimicrobial properties of garlic cant limit the growth of bacteria and help to keep the immune system healthy.
  • Pregnant women tend to get vaginal infections and this helps to fight against the issue.

Palm Jaggery :

  • Rich in iron content and prevents anaemia.
  • Promotes healthy pregnancy.

Dry Ginger :

  • Helps to reduce nausea

Fenugreek :

  • Helps in lactation.

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