Ambali Parfait for breakfast with Coconut Milk, Banana, and Pumpkin Seeds

Ambali Parfait for breakfast with Coconut Milk, Banana, and Pumpkin Seeds

Feb 28, 2024

Ambali with Chia Seeds, Coconut Milk, Banana, Pumpkin Seeds, and Palm Jaggery



  • A small bowl or glass for soaking chia seeds
  • A spoon for mixing
  • Serving glasses or bowls


  1. Chia Seed Soaking:

    • In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.
    • Pour coconut milk over the chia seeds, ensuring they are completely submerged. If you have a little coconut milk, you can dilute it with water. Stir well.
    • Cover the bowl and leave it in the refrigerator overnight to allow the chia seeds to swell and absorb the liquid, forming a gel-like consistency.
  2. Ambali Preparation:

    • Prepare ambali according to its traditional recipe. Allow it to cool to room temperature or chill it in the refrigerator if you prefer your breakfast cold.
  3. Assembling the Layers:

    • Start with a layer of soaked chia seeds at the bottom of your serving glass or bowl.
    • Add a layer of palm jaggery over the chia seeds for sweetness.
    • Carefully spoon a layer of ambali over the palm jaggery.
    • Repeat the layers starting with chia seeds, then palm jaggery, and finally ambali, until the serving glass is almost full. Ensure to leave some space for the toppings.
  4. Adding Toppings:

    • Slice a banana and place the slices on top of the final layer of ambali.
    • Sprinkle a handful of pumpkin seeds over the banana slices for a crunchy texture.
  5. Serving:

    • The Chia Seed Ambali with Coconut Milk, Banana, Pumpkin Seeds, and Palm Jaggery is ready to be served. Enjoy it as a refreshing and fulfilling breakfast or snack.


  • Palm Jaggery: Adjust the amount of palm jaggery according to your sweetness preference. Palm jaggery is a healthier alternative to refined sugar and adds a rich flavor.
  • Chia Seeds: Soaking chia seeds overnight makes them easier to digest and enhances their nutritional benefits.
  • Ambali: Ambali is a traditional Indian fermented porridge, usually made from Siridhanya or any millets. It's rich in dietary fiber and probiotics.

This recipe is customizable according to personal taste and dietary needs. You can experiment with different fruits and nuts for toppings to add variety.

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