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Jowar is also known as sorghum (Sorghum vulgare), great millet, kaffir corn, guinea corn.  Sorghum or Jowar roti is one of the traditional and well know dish to almost everyone.  This is a excellent gluten free diet and has wonderful health benefits.  The recipe which I am posting today is seasoning the Jowar, which is savory version and also the sweet version.  My mom used to make this during weekends; we enjoy a lot eating them piping hot.  This is my family favorite dish from my childhood days which is also very healthy and tasty.  Since long time I wanted to post this. Here is my childhood favorite dish. 





Jowar - 3/4 cup
Green gram - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Ginger paste - 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli paste - 1/4 tbsp
Oil and salt 


1. Wash and soak both Jowar and green gram in water separately for whole night.
2. Pressure cook jowar for 4 to 5 whistles. Once whistle sound is release, drain them in the colander.
3. Cook green gram in boiling water till soft but it should hold its shape.  Drain the water.
4. Heat oil in a pan, season with mustard, urad dhal, asafoetida, curry leaves, ginger and green chilli paste.
5. Add cooked jowar and green gram, Mix until they are blended well.

Serve piping hot to enjoy the freshness and taste !!!



Jowar - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3 to 4 tbsp
Cardamom - 1/8 tsp
Cashewnuts - 5 to 6 chopped finely
Ghee - 1/4 tbsp
Coconut shredded - 1 tbsp

Method :

1. Wash and soak jowar overnight.
2. Pressure cook jowar for 4 to 5 whistles.
3. Drain the water.
4. When it is still hot add the sugar and mix well.
5. In a small pan heat the ghee, add chopped cashew nuts till light brown in color.
6. Add the jowar give it a stir, add cardamom and coconut. Mix well.
7. Switch of the flame immediately and transfer to the serving bowl.

Serve Piping hot!!!


In the sweet version, jowar tends to harden little bit when it is cooled.  So consume them as soon as you make or microwave it whenever you are ready to eat.

Archana  – (January 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM)  

wow this is a treat that we will all love. bookmarked.

Reshmi Mahesh  – (January 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM)  

Healthy and delicious preparation...Awesome clicks...

Aarthi  – (January 24, 2012 at 9:23 AM)  

Nice recipe..bookmarked


Claudia  – (January 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM)  

What a hearty, welcoming dish to banish winter from your kitchen. Gorgeous photos. Do you have leftovers?

Faseela  – (January 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM)  

wow...lovely presentation...superb

Unknown  – (January 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM)  

This is such a nice dish...looks healthy and yummy..Beautiful clicks

VineelaSiva  – (January 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM)  

Never tried anything with Jowar.Will try dear.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (January 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM)  

Delicious looking Jowar dish. Looks awesome.

Hamaree Rasoi

Mansi  – (January 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM)  

Looks great Pavithra, I've only tried Jowar roti, so will def give this a shot:)

Madhavi  – (January 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM)  

Awesome dish!!!

Nithu, SpicyTasty  – (January 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM)  

Lovely dish. Beautiful pictures. May I know did u carve the coconut shell? It looks so beautiful.

Priya Suresh  – (January 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM)  

Wat a healthy and nutritious dish.

a spoonful of yumm  – (January 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM)  

gorgeous your sense of styling. looks like a delicious healthy snack :)

hotpotcooking  – (January 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM)  

very nice recipe and good clicks. Following u

Raks  – (January 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM)  

New to me and sounds healthy! :) Beautiful clicks!

FewMinute Wonders  – (January 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM)  

Never seen Jowar look so beautiful. Love the way you have presented this.

Umm Mymoonah  – (January 24, 2012 at 8:58 PM)  

Very healthy treat and beautiful pictures too, how did u made the coconut shell look like this, gorgoues.

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (January 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM)  

Healthy and yummy dish !! Beautiful pictures !!

Rekha shoban  – (January 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM)  

healthy dish!!nice presentation n click!

lubnakarim06  – (January 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM)  

Love that earthy look given to the clicks....recipe is new to me...looks yum...

divya  – (January 26, 2012 at 8:59 AM)  

Healthy and yummy dish !! Beautiful pictures !!

Sowmya  – (January 26, 2012 at 6:58 PM)  

Wow..awesome pictures...n healthy recipe...this shows how talented you are...loved the rustic look..You rock gal!

Kalyani  – (January 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM)  

wow wonderful pictures and a healthy recipe .......

Suganya  – (January 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM)  

Lovely presentation with perfect pictures. Sounds to be very healthy. YUM!

Anonymous –   – (February 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM)  

more millet dishes, where did you purchase your millet from?

Urvashi  – (May 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM)  

where did you buy the jowar in US?

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