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Jagły Polish Christmas Sweet Millet Recipe

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Jagły is a Polish Christmas sweet millet porridge that is quite popular. It is very easy to make and you require just four ingredients: millet, milk, butter, and honey. All four ingredients are easily available in Poland. The trick to making the Jagły is to slow-cook it for about 20 minutes. This gives it a nice thick consistency and helps the millet absorb the milk.

Jagły is best served warm and it is a great dish to serve adults and children alike on the cold winter days which is why you will find it very popular during Christmas time. It is one of the common dishes at the Wigilia Christmas Eve dinner in some regions of Poland. This is because it is believed that if you eat Jagły for Wigilia, you will have money the following year.

Jagły Polish Christmas Sweet Millet Recipe

Part I – Place Millet In A Sieve

Place 1 cup of millet in a sieve. Pour hot water over it. This will help soften the millet.

Part II – Transfer The Millet To A Pot

Transfer the softened millet into a pot. Cover it with 2 ½ cups of milk. Now slowly cook the mixture. The millet will start to absorb the milk. The process should take about 20 minutes. If the millet has not absorbed the milk, cook for a little longer. 

Part III – Add Butter And Honey

Add 2 tbsps. of butter and 2-4 tbsps. of honey to the mixture. Stir the millet so that it combines well. Titer the amount of honey used to your taste.

Part IV – Serve Warm

Yield: 6 servings

Jagły Polish Christmas Sweet Millet Recipe

Jagły Polish Christmas Sweet Millet Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 1 cup of millet
  • 2 ½ cup of milk
  • 2 tbsps of butter
  • 2-4 tbsps of honey


  1. Place millet in a sieve and pour hot water over it.
  2. Transfer millet into the pot, cover with milk, and cook slowly for about 20 minutes (until the entire milk is absorbed).
  3. Add butter and honey and mix.
  4. Serve warm!


You may replace honey with sugar or any other sweetener.

It's okay to change butter to margarine or any plant-based fat.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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