August 28, 2011

Jowar Idli using jowar grains

Food blogging has introduced me to many new grains/flours which  are not part of  my native Palakkad Iyer cuisine. During my grocery shopping, I tend to pick up new grain/flour to try in my kitchen. Most of the time, I will not have recipe in my mind. I had a big packet of jowar grains which I had picked during one of the shopping trips. I relied on Google to throw some recipe links on jowar grains. Most of the recipes used jowar flour. I decided to try idli starting with my usual idli recipe as the base recipe. I was very apprehensive of the outcome. Jowar is an new grain to me and its gluten free. I thought if the idli attempt do not meet success, there is always dosa to look forward.  After 10 minutes of steaming, I was surprised seeing very soft, off white idlis. 



You need

Jowar grains - 1 cup
Idli rice/parboiled rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1/2 tspn

Method
Wash jowar, rice and urad dal separately. Soak jowar, rice and methi seeds together. Soak urad dal separately. I soaked it overnight. Jowar requires more soaking time than rice. Soak two hours more than what  you do for the regular rice for idli. 

Grind dal first till fluffy. Remove and grind jowar, rice and methi till it is ground fine. Mix the grain and dal batter with salt. Leave it to ferment for 5-7 hours, based on the weather in your place. 



Take the idli plates. Smear the depression with sesame oil. Spoon the batter and steam cook in a pressure cooker or idli steamer for 10 minutes. 



Remove the cooked idlis and serve with podi/sambhar or chutney.



I love to eat idlis dunked in a bowl of sambhar.



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22 comments:

  1. The idlis with Jowar look perfectly soft and yummy! I will definitely try this variation soon. We all love the sambar dunked ones and the ones smeared with molahapodi :) cheers, priya

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  2. Nice one with jowar. I have never used jowar before. Looks soft and spongy.

    Vardhini
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  3. I tried jowar dosas and we loved them. Next on my to-do list are these soft and fluffy idlis! They look divine dunked in sambar :)

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  4. Wat a healthy idlis, looks super spongy..

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  5. Wow...with jowar you got so spongy idlis....It looks wonderful...

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  6. Healthy idlis. That was indeed a successful trial--idlis look spongy and yummy.

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  7. Very healthy and tasty looking idlis. Would love to try it out soon.

    Deepa
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  8. Looking very fluffy and soft!!!Will soon try it.

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  9. looks so soft...healthy too...will try it out soon

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  10. I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear.. gr8 job :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. newer knew jowar cud b used for idlis...good one thnx for sharing.

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  12. so healthy n love these mixed lentil variety idlis..

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  13. Idlis looks so soft n idli+sambar pic is really tempting!

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  14. thank u so much for dis...they look so soft :)

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  15. Such a guilt free indulgence it seems! Looks good!

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  16. very healthy and yummy looking idlis!...

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  17. Oh! looks so delicious, I have been making different kind of idlis like you! I too have made these, as my girl loves them and exactly with sambhar. The last click is making me hungry

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  18. Thylam.. Can you add a photo of the jowar seed too?
    Thanks

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  19. Vaishalini, the next post is again a jowar one. I have clicked jowar. Infact that was the first made. Since it didnot fit in the theme of this week's post, I postponed it.

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  20. Fancy idlis in a class combo! yum!

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