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Jowar Khichdi Recipe

I had little jowar/sorghum remaining after making a batch of homemade sathu maavu powder so wanted to use it up.I didn't give much thoughts for any fancy recipe, I wanted to a try a simple khichdi with it and this is what I made for breakfast.Jowar / Sorghum is a very healthy millet variety that takes time to cook unlike other millets, so it needs to be soaked overnight and cooked with enough water.

Recently when I went shopping with amma, we stopped at a earthernware shop and she insisted me to get a kadai made of clay for making fish kuzhambu so I got a small kadai.Now I am using it regularly for making vathal kuzhambu, puli kuzhambu, upma etc.

Jowar Khichdi Recipe

Jowar Khichdi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Jowar - 1 cup
Water - 2.5 cups
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Big Onion - 1 small sized roughly chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1 tsp finely chopped
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Split Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a small sprig
Red Chilli - 1 small
Hing - a pinch


  1. Rinse jowar well and soak it overnight.Next day morning, pressure with water for 5-6 whistles.Drain water and set aside.
    How to make jowar khichdi - Step1
  2. Roast moong dal till slightly golden, then cook it with enough water.Cook it till soft.
    How to make jowar khichdi - Step2
  3. Now heat a pan with oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Then add onion and fry till translucent then add cooked moong dal and saute for a minute.Add required salt.
    How to make jowar khichdi - Step3
  4. Now add cooked jowar and mix well.Cook for 3-5mins until its blended well.Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make jowar khichdi - Step4
Serve hot!.
Jowar Khichdi Recipe

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Jowar Khichdi Recipe

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