Jowar is a gluten free whole grain. Jowar is also popularly known as Sorghum. Sorghum is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia and is the fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world. Jowar is also called as Jwaarie, Jonnallu and is one of the staple sources of nutrition for the rural and poor.
Jowaris very popular in the villages and small towns in India and is prepared like a roti(Indian flat bread) and eaten along with meat or vegetable curries. Jowar ki roti has got high energy and is very nutritious. Preparing Jowar ki roti you need to known the right mixing of the dough and making of the rotis. As Jowar flour is gluten free it’s hard to spread the dough with a rolling pin, hence hands are used to shape the dough into a round circle. This needs experience and skill to get a perfect shape of roti. For preparing Jowar ki roti firstly you need to prepare the dough add a little salt to the flour and gradually keep adding and mixing hot water.
After a little while the dough should be kneaded well and divided into small balls. To prepare the rotis you need a flat board. Using your palm spread dough on the flat board making a thin round shape. Fry this on a hot tava (griddle). On medium heat, rotiis roasted slowly.
Water is applied with a cotton cloth on the surface of roti, before turning it to the other side. Cook both sides well and serve hot. Jowar ki roti is also eaten with garlic chutney or a spicy chilli chutney, onions and green chillies. Normally Jowar ki roti is eaten during lunchor dinner.
Take a bowl add pich of salt to mix the dough use hot water mix it with a spoon and make a soft dough.Now take some of the atta as dumpling to make a roti, sprinkle jowar atta first and put the dumpling press it with a hand to make a chapati.Once the roti is ready take pan heat it, pan need to be very hot then add the roti, atta side on the top spread water on the to side of the roti with hand or cloth then rotate it to the other side.cook till both sides are done.
Jowar (Sorghum) is one of the nutritious cereals and makes a healthy diet. Jowar is rich in potassium, enery, protein, calcium and Iron. Eating Jowar ki roti keeps bones and teeth healthy giving energy to the entire body and also maintains the health of heart, controls diabetes and weight loss.
But gone are the days that Jowar ki roti is a poor man’s meal. Nowadays it is suggested by doctors and dietician to have Jowar ki roti and keep you fit and strong. Do learn the recipe and enjoy cooking to stay fit. You can watch the video of cooking of Jowar ki roti at: