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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


  1. Divide the 9 cups of water into 1 cup for the spices and 8 cups for the rice powder.
  2. 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.
  3. As the mixture starts to warm up, add the sugar and continue stirring.
  4. Then, add the spice mixture and keep stirring until the mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into bowls.
  6. 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.