Meghli is a traditional Arabic pudding made with rice powder, spices, and toppings to enhance milk production for breast-feeding mothers. This dish is not only a perfect meal to bring to someone who just had a newborn, but it’s also an excellent vegan and gluten-free dessert. Aunti Nada’s recipe, which she has adapted from the original, is shared below for you to follow.
- 9 cups cold water
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup rice powder
- 1 tablespoon caraway powder
- 1 tablespoon anise
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon Arabic mixed spice
- Divide the 9 cups of water into 1 cup for the spices and 8 cups for the rice powder.
- Boil 1 cup of water with all the spices in a small pot. In a second pot, add the rice powder to the 8 cups of water and stir on low heat.
- As the mixture starts to warm up, add the sugar and continue stirring.
- Then, add the spice mixture and keep stirring until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat and pour into bowls.
- Toppings: Shredded coconut, peeled almonds, pistachios, pine nuts soaked in water
Here are a few benefits of consuming mughli while breastfeeding:
Increases Milk Supply: Mughli is known to increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers, making it easier for them to feed their baby.
Boosts Energy: Mughli is a rich source of energy and helps breastfeeding mothers to maintain their energy levels, especially during the demanding process of breastfeeding.
Rich in Nutrients: Mughli contains a good amount of essential nutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins, which are important for both the mother and the baby during breastfeeding.
Helps with Lactation: Mughli is believed to improve lactation and reduce the risk of engorgement and clogged ducts, making breastfeeding more comfortable for mothers.
Boosts Immune System: Mughli is also rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to boost the immune system of breastfeeding mothers and protect them from illness.
In conclusion, incorporating mughli into a breastfeeding mother’s diet can provide numerous health benefits and support the breastfeeding journey. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet, especially during breastfeeding.