Apr 7, 2012

Jwari chi ukkad -Jowar flour meal

Jowar flour known as sorghum flour is very popular in certain states of India especially Maharashtra and Gujrat. Bhakri made out of Jowar is a staple food for lot. It has very high content of protein and iron make it energy boosting food. It is also gluten free and hence easily digestable. Given all the above, I thought of introducing this to my toddler who loves food. The art of making perfect bhakri is not that simple and I for one am not very good at it. So, I had to be creative and think of some other way of adding it to our diet. Ukkad a popular maharashtrian dish is typicallly made of rice flour and i read a recipe called as 'ukkad pendi' where wheat flour was used as the main ingredient. So, all i did was substitued the flour with jowar flour and used soy yogurt as my son is allergic to cow's milk. A very simple recipe and is very filling and satisfying meal as breakfast or snack. I am not sure if such a dish exists or if it's made with similar ingredients and different name, but I had never come across it lso thought of naming it the way I did.


1 cup Jowar flour
4 tbsp yogurt ( I used soy)
1tsp Jeera
1/2tsp Haldi
1/2tsp hing
Few leaves of
1 green chilli slit vertically
Salt to taste
1tsp sugar
2 cups water

First roast the Jowar flour in good amount of ghee for 2/3 minutes. Keep aside and heat some oil or ghee in a pan and the spices as n our regular tadka. Mix yogurt and water and add to the pan and bring to a slight boil. Onc it starts boiling add the flour, salt and sugar. Now keep stirring to avoid any lumps. It shouldn't take very long to cook as the flour is roasted. Withing 2 or 3 minutes the flour will absorb all the water and ukkadJowar will be ready. Serve with a dallop of ghee on top and enjoy!
ghee can be substituted with oil in case you are watching calories but if making it for kids then any amount of ghee is good for them:)
Will post a picture soon.

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