Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Whole Grains : Jowar vada

Treasure Hunt - Pearls in a Jewelery box !! nope, Wholesome Jowar


Yet another important whole grain. Jowar is considered fourth most important cereal grain in the world. We always use Jowar flour to make Jowar roti ,but I am posting a recipe for vadas using whole jowar. For a novice like me, Making vadas is much easier than trying a hand on much complicated Jowar roti. This is my mom's recipe. Hope You will like it too.

Jowar Vada (or) Jonna Garelu:


Whole Jowar - 2 cups soaked overnight.
Onions - 1 medium finely chopped
Green chillies - 3 finely chopped
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying, preferably peanut oil.

Jowar Vada ready to munch on...

Soak the jowar overnight or 7-8 hrs. I usually soak it in the Blender or Mixer Jar. Next day drain the remaining water and grind it after adding salt. It does not become into a smooth dough or may be I am not patient enough!!!. Now add onions, green chillies, cumin and mix it with the dough by hand. Heat sufficient oil, take small lemon sized balls and press on a greased, thick plastic paper and deep fry until done. You can eat them like that or with a pickle or any chutney of your choice. Wholesome goodness of Jowar in tastey vadas was our breakfast today.

Be Nourished!!

24 comments:

Saju said...

what a lovely idea. I am going to try it. I might even let jowar sprout first.

Rohini's kitchen said...

Nice vadas. Have not heard about it.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice one Swaroopa....Sound healthy......will give it a try :-)

sra said...

Swaroopa, interesting blog here, will try this sometime

Suganya said...

I have never seen jowar than in powder form. Looks like dried corn.

Asha said...

That jar is sooo beautiful Swaroopa! Great looking Vadas too.Thanks:)

Vineela said...

Hi Swaroopa,
Jowar vada ,Pelala ladoo looks delicious.
Happy dasara.
vineela

Mansi Desai said...

HI Swaroopa, welcome to blogging and to Fun and Food!

these jowar vadas sound nice, i make them using maize flour, so this would be a great try next time...also, I'm hosting AFAM-Peach event on my blog so I'd be glad if you have some time to send in a Peach dish entry:)

TBC said...

Never seen jowar in this form...thought they were peanuts till I read the post.

Prajusha said...

swaroopa.
vada looks nice.thansk fro vsiting my site.

Sig said...

Nice blog you have here Swaroopa, lot of info on whole grains :)... The vada looks great!

Lakshmi said...

Those vadas look delicious.

Sivani said...

I love the whole Whole Grains theme. You are so good at letting the grains shine in the recipe.

Sia said...

this is the first time i am seeing whole jowar grains... beautiful...

Seena said...

Swaroopa,
Nice blog, loved all healthy dishes..
jowar vada looks wonderful..will come back to check recipes..Happy blogging dear..

Vee said...

Swaroopa,

Your fascination with whole grains shows through in this blog! Sadly, no jowar/bajra grains available in my neck of the woods.

Warm Vijayadashmi greetings to you and yours!

zlamushka said...

I ve been looking up Jowar, and have no idea what it really is. Feels almost like barley. Hm, strange grain. Thanx for introducing it to me.

Sharmi said...

that cup looks so cute:) nice and healthy snack!

Anonymous said...

Hi

Jowar Vadas look delicious. I would also like to know how nutritious is Jowar to health. Does it reduces weight if we follow jowar diet.

SK

sandhya said...

Can anyone of u please tell me what is Jowar in english??? I live in US can i get this flour or grains here???

Anonymous said...

The vadas came out really tasty. The Jowar that I used was much smaller than what you have shown in the picture, but the final product looks quite similar. For the person that asked for the English work, it is sorghum.

Anonymous said...

Nice Post. This record helped me in my college assignment. Thnaks Alot

Anonymous said...

do not sprout juwar!

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