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Jowar Idli

Hema Shakthi
240 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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Jowar is a very good source of proteins, it contains essential nutrients like iron, calcium and phosphorous. It also contains Vitamin B and is gluten free. Consuming jowar reduces the bad cholesterol effectively. Jowar is recommended for patients with diabetes due to the nutrients which double up as antioxidants.The presence of iron and copper helps regulate proper blood circulation, which fuels cell growth, hair repair and enhances overall functioning of the body.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Jowar/Jolam - 3 cups heaped
  2. Ured dhal white - 1 cup heaped
  3. salt - as needed or 1 teaspoon
  4. oil - to make the adai


  1. Wash and soak the jowar and dhal together for 3 hours.
  2. Then put them in a grinder and grind well.
  3. Put salt and add more water as per the required consistency and mix it well.
  4. Keep it in a large vessel with more space above, so that the flour rises above and close it with a lid.
  5. Let it ferment for about 12 to 15 hours.
  6. Next day grease the idli plates with oil and steam the idlis for 10 minutes.
  7. Healthy jowar idlis are ready!
  8. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

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Shalini Dubey
Shalini Dubey   Aug-31-2016

Jowar will make this idli more healthy!

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