Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Oats porridge

Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Oats porridge

Made from one of the popularly available ingredient, oats porridge is good for health and is one of the lesser known traditional confinement foods

Oats are a rich source of calcium, iron, carbohydrates, fibre and proteins. All of these nutrients together aid lactation. While you can make this you regular breakfast meal, you can also eat this during evening as a tea-time snack. It is light and easy to digest and will keep you on the go.


  • Oats 50gm
  • Milk 250ml
  • Sugar or jaggery 2tsp
  • Crushed cardamom pods
  • Almonds 1 tsp
  • Raisins


  • Dry roast the oats in a heavy bottomed kadai till they turn a little brownish. In a different pan, you can heat some milk and add these roasted oats. Boil the mixture to a boil and let it simmer till it’s cooked well.
  • Now add some sugar or jiggery to your taste and let the entire mixture cook for a bit. Meanwhile, keep stirring the contents of the kadai.
  • Once the mixture is thick enough, let it cool or serve hot. You can add some fruits like strawberry or banana to it or garnish it with almonds, cardamom powder or pistachios.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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