BM #68 Day 3 -
I have been observing this particular jowar product called Jowar dhani on the local Indian store shelves for almost a decade now. I was thinking I should buy it and make vadiyalu and each summer the thought would fizzle out.
About 3-4 months back, I saw an elderly Gujarati lady pick this packet off the shelf at the Indian store. I respectfully asked her as to how they use this popped jowar. She said that they make chivda with it just like we make with Murmure.
I came to know that this is especially made during spring time just in time for Holi, the festival of colors. She went on about how they used to get them in huge gunny bags and distribute to friends and family. I thanked the lady for the information and tucked the recipe in my memory folder (which happens to be my phone these days :)).
Now this healthy chivda is a regular at home. I found that these are slightly salty and so take care when adding salt to the chivda. In fact I omit salt most of the times.
Jowar Dhani / Popped Jowar / Jonna Pelalu 7 cups
Peanuts, roasted about 2 cups
Roasted Gram / Putnalu 1 cup
Roasted Cashews few
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafotida a pinch, Curry leaves few, Garlic grated (Optional), Salt as needed, Red Chili Powder as needed, Turmeric 1/2 tsp)
Method Of Preparation -
Dry roast the Jowar dhani on a low flame for about 10 minutes until they become crunchy. Mix in the roasted peanuts, roasted gram and roasted cashews.
In a separate pan, prepare the seasoning. Heat oil and add in the mustard and cumin seeds. After they pop, add in the curry leaves and grated garlic (if using), sprinkle the asafotida, salt, turmeric and red chili powder.
Remove from heat and immediately pour the seasoning into the jowar dhani mixture.
On low heat, mix the jowar dhani until the seasoning is evenly mixed in.
Let it cool and serve it with tea for a healthy snack.
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Preparation Time 15 minutes
Makes about 9-10 cups