Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Jonnalu / Sorgham/ Jowar dosa

Jawar is grown and extensively used in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamilnadu in India. It is used for Roti or Bhakri.

Now a days it is a common problem that most of the middle aged people are suffering from diabeties. Most of them will be depending on the medicines instead of taking proper diet. The common thoughts are eating chapathi during nights might put a check for the diabetes. Rice has a tendency to increase the blood sugar levels very quickly which is not so good for diabetes. I thought to give a go using protein and fibre rich
jawar instead of rice.

You can find more benefits of Jowar here


Jowar – 3 cups
Rice – 1 cup
Urad daal / Black gram – 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Urad daal and Jawar


Soak jowar, rice and urad daal + Fenugreek seeds together for atleast 6 hours or even over night. Grind them into paste like the normal dosa batter. Add salt and allow the batter to ferment for at least 8 hours. When it is fully fermented , prepare dosa as normal. You can find more dosa recipes here.

Jawar dosa served with peanut chutney

Note: You can also avoid the rice completely and use 4 cups of Jowar instead of 3.

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