Showing posts with label Jola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jola. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2020

Easy Jolada Rotti/ Jowar Roti

Jola/Millet/Jowar/Sorghum Rotis are very famous these day. These Jowar rotis are soft, healthy and gluten free. I have tried to do Jowar rotti in this way and it is an easy method to prepare.

It is very important to use fresh jowar flour to get good rotis. 

Let us see some benefits of using Millet in our diet.

Jola / Jowar is one of the millet family grain and millets are good for health. They help to balance the sugar level and blood pressure level. They are gluten free. They have very little carbs in them.
It has no cholesterol in it. It is fiber rice grain. Good for diabetic patients.
Previously I have posted a method of making jolada rotti . That is you boil water and then add millet flour, stir till they turn one ball. Kneed the done dough and use it for making Millet rotti. You can try that method if the flour is kept for some time and then using it.

Here is a simple method and easily you can prepare Jolada Rotti.

Ingredients :

Jola/Jowar/Sorghum :  2 Cups
Hot boiling water : 1 Cup
Salt : A little
Ghee (Optional)
Method :
1.Take a big bowl and add Millet/Jola /Sorghum flour and add 1 cup of hot boiling water.

2. Just leave it for 2 minutes. Mix all the flour nicely. Add normal water and prepare dough.
3. Prepare dough and kneed it well. Divide the dough in small portions.

4. Keep a cup of dry flour in a bowl.
5. Take a small portion of the dough and kneed it well in your hand.
6. Dip the dough in dry flour and roll it like chapati. Do not press hard while rolling.

7. Keep the tava /pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled roti and cook on medium flame.
8. Press the rotti  slightly on edges with a wet towel or with spatula you use.

9. It starts to fluff up. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.

10. Take out roti from the tava and apply ghee on one side and place it on a tray or plate.

11. Prepare the same way with remaining dough.

12. Serve Hot Jolada Rotti with sides of your choice.

Note :

Try exactly what is said above. One should kneed the dough well. Dry flour should be applied to roll the rotti. Do not put any oil while cooking. Cooking these rotis on gas flame is optional. I did not cook on direct flame. Remember to use fresh flour to get good rotis.
Time : 30 to 35 Minutes.
Serves :  6 to 8 Rotis.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cucumber -- Millet flour Pesarittu / Dosa

Pesarittu is a type of dosa, prepared using moong dal. Pesarittu or green gram dosa is very famous in Andra Pradesh. But now a days you can get Pesarittu in most of the places in the world.
Just check this recipe and try it out. YOU are going to say  " Wow ", I am sure.
This time Pesarittu - Moong dosa is a combination of moong dal, millet flour / Jolada hittu /Sorghum and cucumber.

Ready to serve Cucumber - Millet Pesarittu /Moong Dosa

As I said this Pesarittu is very famous in Andra Pradesh, may be because it is so hot there and moong dal or whole moong helps the body to keep cool.
When I think of Pesarittu , I do remember the experience we had when we first visited Hyderabad. My first son Ravi got his first job in Satyam which was very famous and one of the top software company. So we wanted to visit him and spend some time with him. Since he was living alone and not much of facility to cook at home we had gone to one of good hotel near by his house. I think it is Chutneys. Chutneys are the big chain of hotels and the food was really good I should mention here.
We were going through the Menu card and I saw a dish name as
" CHIEF MINISTER PESARITTU ". I was wondering how it might be. Even Ravi did not know the clue about the dish, though it mentioned Pesarittu. We ordered and there it came a big Pesarittu filled with Upma. It is just like filling Potato Palya in Masala Dosa. Uppittu/Upma was kept and Pesarittu was folded. After seeing Uppittu inside we started to laugh and could not control it. By the we were all almost full after eating so many idli, dosa, uppittu, kesari bath, Vada etc. So my self and Ravi gulped the whole dosa with Uppittu and believe me until 5 in the evening we never felt hungy. It was so heavy and full.
Coming back to This Dish Cucumber - Millet Pesarittu is one of the healthy, aromatic and healthy.
It is good for breakfast, as snack or even dinner. Try and enjoy then let me know your opinion.
Using millet helps the diabetic and diet friendly people. Use of jeera, peeper, curry leaves, ginger  adds to the healthy point of view and green chilly can be avoided if you are not keen to use. Now a days they say green chilly helps to digest food easily.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Moong Dal : 2 Cups
Millet /Jola /Soghum flour : 1 Cup
Cucumber : 2 ( Small type )
Ginger : An inch
Curry leaves : One handful
Coriander leaves : One handful
Black Pepper : 5 to 6 pods
Green chilly : 1
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Soak Moong dal for 1 hour and drain out the water.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves and ginger ( remove the outer layer
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of cucumber ( You can use the cumber peel for chutney) and cut into small pieces.

4. Put millet flour in a big bowl, add a glass of water and mix it well. ( Just enough water to mix).

5. Now grind moong dal, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cut green chilly, cut cucumber pieces and ginger.

6.Use water if necessary. Cucumber leaves out the water and is enough for grinding.
7. Add millet flour batter to moong mixture and grind it for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and churn for a minute.

8. Shift the batter to a big bowl.  Add water if required.

9. Keep dosa pan on the fire. Add little oil on dosa pan. Clean it out completely with a kitchen tissue.
10. Reduce the flame to low. Take a ladle of Cucumber- Millet flour Pesarittu batter and spread it on the tava in circle shape.
11. Now increase the flame to be medium. Put some oil on the top of dosa/Pesarittu.
12. Turn the other side to cook. Cook for another 1 minute and remove dosa from the pan and serve with side dish you have prepared.

13. Cucumber - Millet dosa Pesarittu is ready to serve.

14. Serve with the side dish you have prepared.

Note :

Use only required water when you grind. Mixing millet flour with water helps to mix the flour with moong batter. Use of jeera and pepper helps to avoid gas in the food. Adding millet flour is a healthy option. Adding cucumber helps the dosa to be soft and nice.
Time :
Soaking time 1 hour + grinding 5 Minutes + Preparing dosa 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Friday, February 1, 2019

Avarekai - Jolada Rotti

Avarekai /Hyacinth Bean /Field Bean is still available in the market. It is a seasonal pod and it is loaded with proteins, vitamins and minerals. Avarekai - Millet rotti is nice to have for breakfast or snack or for dinner.

In Avarekai season this bean is used in almost all the dishes. People do make use of this pod and it is loved by many many people.
I have used Avarekai, Millet /JOla flour, carrots, lots of coriander leaves and Cucumber Sasive.
You might wonder why to add cucumber sasive to rotti. You can try this and then you will really agree with me. It adds softness to rotti, the aroma of cucumber is really nice when you are eating this rotti.
I had this cucumber sasive which is made for lunch. We call this dish as sasive because mustard seeds are added while grinding coconut, chilly and cucumber. Then the ground mixture is mixed with thick curd. Seasoning with coconut oil and mustard seeds with ingh and curry leaves adds heavenly taste to this curry. This Cucumber - Sasive is normally served in the beginning of the lunch as one of the side dish.
Let us see the recipe.

Things needed :

Cooked Avarekai/ Hyacinth Bean : 1 Cup
Jola /Millet flour : 2 Cups
Medium size Rava / Sooji : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cucumber Sasive : 1 Small Cup
Coriander leaves : 1/2 Bundle ( Small bundle ).
Carrots : 1 to 2
Fresh Coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Ginger : Grated : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add millet flour, rava, grated carrots, cut coriander leaves, salt and cooked avarekai. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger, wash it again and grate it.
2. Add cucumber sasive, grated ginger and required water to it. Mix it well and leave it for 5 minutes.

3. Keep the tava on the fire and put 1/2 tsp of oil on it. Spread it nicely.
4. Let the flame be very low. Take a handful of rotti batter and spread it on the tava slowly.

5. You can spread it as thin as you like. Sprinkle little oil on the top.
6. Spread the batter on the tava as thin as you want. ( With the help of Spatula /Mogocho kai).

7. Sprinkle little more oil and cover the rotti. Cook on medium and low flame.
8. Turn the other side slowly and cook for 1 to2 minutes.

9. Avarekai - Jola /Millet Rotti is ready to serve. Serve with the side dish you have prepared.

10 We had this rotti with chutney powder, ghee/butter, pickle on the top.

Note :

Wash carrots and remove the outer layer, before you grate carrots.
Wash green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves nicely before you cut it.
Wash and cut green chilly in to small.
Use of cucumber sasive is optional. You can use grated cucumber and curd instead of sasive.
Use of rava is optional. Adding rava helps the rotti to be crispy and tasty.
Adding cooked avarekai will be soft and crunchy. Do not add un cooked avarekai to the batter. It does not taste good and avare kai will not be cooked properly.
Time 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Millet Mirchi Bajji /Fried Fritters

Mirchi bajji is famous fried fritters these days. Mirchi bajji goes well with a cup of coffee/chai or any other fruit juice.

I have tried this Mirchi bajji using millet flour, besan /channa dal flour, curry leaves chutney powder and other spices. Just wanted to try this fritter with millet flour and it has turned nicely with crispy and soft texture. It has a good taste and of course it is a good choice for having with lunch as a bite by the side.
Let us see the reciepe Now :

Things needed :

Mirchi /Bajji Chilli : 3 to 4
Millet flour : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Besan / Channa Dal Flour : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves Chutney Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Oil : to Fry : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and remove the seeds in Chilly. Slit them in the middle. / You can cut them into two in the middle.
2. Take a big bowl and add millet flour, besan / channa flour, curry leaves chutney powder, salt, chilly powder and jeera/cumin seeds. Mix it well.
3. Add water and prepare the batter. ( Let it be medium thick).

4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a cup of oil. Let it get hot.
5. Dip each chilly in the batter you have prepared and fry them on medium flame.

6. Turn the other side and fry till they turn golden brown.

7. Remove from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.

8. Millet Mirchi Bajji /Fried fritter is ready to serve.

9.Repeat the same and prepare the remaining bajji.
10 Serve as you wish, with a cup of coffee / tea or a cup of juice or for lunch as a bite like papad.

Note :

Careful while you prepare the batter. Let the batter be medium thick. Adding any spice is optional. Curry leaves chutney powder adds to the taste. Adding more chilly powder is optional.
Fry on medium flame so that it cooks well and chilly turns crunchy.
I have the big chilly into two. So that it is easy to fry. No cooking soda is used here.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.


My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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