Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lakh - millet & soured milk

My husband used to make lahk every night in Senegal. I like to think of it as the Senegalese answer to Swiss muesli (oats, dried fruit and yogurt). Swap out the oats for millet and the yogurt for soured milk.

1 liter lait caillé (soured milk)
fresh coconut, chopped
handful golden raisins
1 apple, peach or mango chopped
2 bananas, chopped
1 packet vanilla flavored sugar
a few drops of fleur d'oranger flavoring (called orange blossom water in English)
2-3 cups cooked millet, warm or cooled
sugar to taste

Mix. Eat. Simple enough, right?

Lait caillé, available in French and Middle Eastern grocery stores

Yum, yum!

Authentic Senegalese millet!

Cooked millet, ready to be stirred in

Fresh coconut

1 comment:

reashamoriba said...

I left senegal in March 2010 and this is one of the many of the foods I miss <3