Rose, Cardamom & Pistachio Porridge |

Rose, Cardamom & Pistachio Porridge

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This is pure luxury, and a brilliant remedy for the breakfast boredom factor. It’s just as quick to prepare as ordinary porridge, but has a flavour combination that will take you to heaven.

Serves 1


  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 70g porridge oats
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater or 4 drops edible rose essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pistachio nuts
  • Honey or agave nectar (syrup), to serve (optional)
  • Crystallized rose petals, to decorate (optional)


  1. Crush the cardamom pods with the back of a spoon and place in a saucepan along with the oats and coconut milk.
  2. Simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring, until the oats are nicely cooked.
  3. You can also add a little water at this point for a slightly thinner texture.
  4. Stir in the rosewater or essential oil, and mix well.
  5. Place in a serving bowl and top with the crushed pistachios, a drizzle of honey or agave nectar, if using, and crystallized rose petals, if you want to go the extra mile!

Recipe taken from The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day By Dale Pinnock (£12.91)