How to Make a Nourishing Red Date, Pumpkin, and Millet Porridge for Stomach Health?

Q: Can I use a different type of millet for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use any variety of millet, but cooking times may vary slightly.

Q: How important is it to wash the millet thoroughly?
A: Very important. Washing millet helps to remove any debris and reduces bitterness.

Q: Can I substitute another fruit for red dates?
A: Yes, though red dates are preferred for their health benefits and sweetness, you can use dried fruits like apricots or prunes as a substitute.

Nourishing Red Date, Pumpkin, and Millet Porridge


  • Millet: ½ bowl
  • Pumpkin: 1 piece
  • Red dates: 5 pieces
  • Goji berries: a handful
  1. Prepare the ingredients: red dates, goji berries, and pumpkin. Pumpkin can be diced or cut into chunks.
  2. Cut the pumpkin into larger pieces and boil for 5 minutes after the water boils.
  3. Clean the millet and add it to the pot. Remember to add enough water in one go when making porridge.
  4. Add red dates and goji berries, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Cook longer for a thicker consistency.
  5. Enjoy the porridge, which should be sticky and sweet, complemented by the soft and sweet pumpkin chunks.
  6. Serve with a cup of red date and ginger tea for added health benefits and to warm the stomach.
  • Rich in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamins and minerals from pumpkin and red dates
  • Energy-boosting and stomach-soothing properties
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