October 29, 2013

Jowar / Sorghum / White Millet / Cholam Idli | Jowar Recipes

     This is the post after a long break as I had been busy taking care of my 1 ½ yrs old kid.  You can expect steady posts from my blog henceforth. During these days I had been in Hyderabad for about 7 months. Now I am in Bangalore for the past 6 months. These stays has given me an opportunity to taste many different Andhra and Karnataka recipes – thanks to my neighbours. I also visited many restaurants in both the cities for which I have to thank my husband. I will create a series of blogs about these recipes I enjoy during these days.


Jowar is the Indian name for sorghum, a cereal grain native to Africa. Also known as white millet, Jowar is a gluten-free, high-protein, cholesterol-free source of a variety of essential nutrients. I cup of jowar contains 12 grms of  dietary  fiber, 8.45 milligrams  iron,  551 milligrams of  phosphorus and thiamine.
Ingredients:
 Jowar
3 Cups
Idli Rice / Raw Rice
1 Cup
Urad Dal
1 Cup
Salt
 To Taste

Procedure:
1. Wash the Jowar thoroughly and soak for 8 hrs.
2. Wash the rice and urad dal, soak them separately  for 3 hrs.
3. Grind the Jowar  and rice into a fine thick paste.
4. Grind the urad dal till it is smooth and fluffy.
5. Mix both pastes together with salt. Add a little water if necessary.
6. Cover the batter and keep it aside for 8 hrs for fermentation. After fermentation , the batter is ready for Idly and Dosa.
7. Grease the idli plates with oil and pour a laddle full of Jowar  Idli batter and steam cook for 10-12  mins.
8. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool down or apply water to the rear side of the plates.
9. Use spoon to scoop out the idly from the plate.
         Serve with spicy chutney. Tomato Kothsu is a good combination for this idli.


14 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Welcome Kuriniji hopw u n ur kid doing good.. such a healthy idili.. enjoy ur parenthood..n keep blogging too..

Kurinji said...

@Kalpana Sareesh : Thanks for your immediate reply.

Vimitha Anand said...

Welcome back dear... Hope the kid is dng fine.. Idlis look so soft

Mahi said...

Nice to see you back Kurinji! Healthy n soft idlies, looks delicious with sambar!

Savitha Ganesan said...

Very healthy idlies. How r u ? How z ur baby ?

Rajani said...

Jowar is such a healthy grain, and this idli looks so fluffy and nice. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

marudhus kitchen said...

soft and healthy idli's....nice recipe

Treat and Trick said...

How are you? Thanks for your lovely comment dear..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow such a soft idolizes...very healthy too...

Amila Wickramarachchi said...

idly looks perfect & delicious...
New follower from Food Corner..
Regards,
Amy

Prash said...

Thank you Kurinji for stopping by at my blog. Hope you and your baby are in good health. Looking forward to your recipes :)

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so soft and yummy!

Archana Potdar said...

This idli is new to me. Thanks will try it out.

Nalini Somayaji said...

Healthy and perfect idli ...I am going try these since they are purely healthy..

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