29 SORGHUM / JONNA / JOWAR IDLI

Milo-Sorghum Idli/ Sorghum flour idli/ Jonna Idli/ Jowar(Jwari) Idli/ Cholam Idli


It is also called milo and low in gluten. Its seeds, somewhat round and smaller than peppercorns, can be ground into flour.

Sorghum is one of the five top cereal crops in the world, along with wheat, oats, corn, and barley. It is used to make foods as couscous, sorghum flour, porridge and molasses. Bhakri (Jolada rotti in Northern Karnataka), a variety of unleavened bread usually made from sorghum, is the staple diet in many parts of India, such as Maharashtra state and northern Karnataka state. In eastern Karnataka and the Rayalaseema area of Andhra pradesh, roti (Jonna rotte) made with sorghum is the staple food.

Also the flour if more than a month old will not be good for making rottis.( A tip from a friend). Instead can make use of them in recipes like idli/dosa/idiyappam/upma.


Sorghum seeds/ Jonnalu/ Jowar/ Cholam - 2 cups
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Rice flour - 3 - 4 tbsp Or can also use idli rawa
Salt as needed
Cooking soda - 2 pinch

For the veggies:-
Mixed veggies like carrot, beans, peas corn etc
Salt
Chilli and cumin powder - 1/2 tsp each
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp


Soak Sorghum seeds and urad dhal separately for 4 - 5 hours. Grind both seperately and mix in a deep vessel together. To it add salt and rice flour or idli rawa( it is otpional to soak ahead). You can also use sorghum flour for making this idli. Then for this grind the urad dhal. In a vessel mix in sorghum flour and rice flour or rawa with emough water like a batter consistency. Add in urad dhal batter and mix with salt and ferment overnight.


Heat oil and add in the veggies. Mix and fry can also cover with a lid. Stir fry till firm but cooked. Mix in salt and the powders. Remove and cool.

Can make plain idlis or with veggies just like the ones here.

Grease idli plates with oil and mix in veggies with the idli batter and a pinch of soda. Mix gently in one direction only. Pour the batter in idli moulds and steam on high for 15 - 20 mts( or as much it takes for your regular idlis). Check or steam cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with you favourite chutney and enjoy your healthy idlis.

29 comments/Reactions:

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious idly soft and healthy

Rekha shoban said...

healthy and very interesting idly...looks perfect!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks amazing....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks amazing....

Hari Chandana said...

This my fav recipe.. looks so so so tempting and perfect.. healthy too.. thanks for sharing :)

jayasree said...

Recently I have started making Jwari roti...Will try this idli soon.

Abhilash Pillai said...

I hear sorghum for the first time. However, the idli's looks nice and delicious.

I was thinking of preparing idlis with carrot, banana, pinapple and papaya... nice combo isnt it... ;)

Nandini said...

Very healthy and delicious idli!

Vishku said...

Dear Padma,
Delicious.............

AJ said...

they look amazing and they are really healthy. what a great treat for a weekend meal!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Padma ,
This sounds so healthy and delicious

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

chitraj.hegde said...

First of all Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments....First time here...The idli looks cool..acually i was serching for the recipe for sorghum flour,,,Thanks for the nice recipe,,i will surely try this...

chaitrali pathak said...

Idlis looks superb and delicious

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

New recipe.. healthy idly looks soft n super!!

Priya said...

Healthy idli,worth to try..

swapna said...

healthy and delicious idli...

Pushpa said...

Another innovative dish from you Padma,looks perfect.

rekhas kitchen said...

Healthy recipe padma love to try this one

Alessandra said...

It looks very tempting :-)

aipi said...

very new..looks absolutely delicious n perfect!

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Sangi said...

spongy n healthy idlis..

Bergamot said...

This looks good, ideal for breakfast

Nisha said...

Never heard of this one , really good one

Apu said...

Looks delicious!!

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy and Tasty Idlies!!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy n tasty looking idlis

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never bought jowar so far,it looks very nice and sure should be high in fiber, cool recipe!

Yummy Team said...

Never tasted jowar idlis before..Looks healthy and yummy..

kanthi said...

wowww healthy idli for the mornings

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