Sweetened Jowar Dhani

BM #77 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I shall focus on some whole grain recipes which can be fun to make and enjoy. For day 1, I tried to make a Jowar Dhani Laddu, but in my over enthusiasm I poured in more jowar dhani than the syrup could handle. So I ended up with a dry version of jowar dhani laddu. That is when I decided we could enjoy it more like caramelized popcorn. 

When my little one first tasted it, she asked me if it was caramelized popcorn :). We all loved it but the sweet hater at home aka my older one said she loves the spicier version (Jowar Dhani Chivda) better.  I rest my case for your judgement. So try and let me know.

Ingredients - 

Jowar Dhani / Popped Jowar / Jonna Pelalu 3 cups
Jaggery powdered 1/2 cup
Almonds chopped and roasted 2 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp

Sweetened Jowar Dhani

Method Of Preparation -


In a heated non stick kadai, add powdered jaggery and about 2-3 tablespoons of water. Let it come to a boil and check to see when the syrup is of a one string consistency.

Sprinkle the cardamom powder and chopped almonds.

Reduce the heat and pour in the popped jowar. Mix well and remove from heat. 

[If the jowar is reduced to about 2 cups, the mixture can be rolled into smaller portions of laddus.]

Allow it to cool and enjoy.


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Preparation Time 5-7 minutes
Makes 3 cups

12 comments

  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I have to pay either more attention at my local Patel brothers or have to get some this popped jowar from India. :)
    When I saw the image, I too thought as your daughter that it was sweet popped jowar.

     
  3. Kalyani Says:
  4. this looks so healthy compared to the local corn popcorn .. should try to source this jowl Dhani from a good store in hyderabad / chennai via my friends ! lovely pick !

     
  5. Wow ! This sounds like a treat ! I would love to munch on this dhani and will definitely check the spicy version too .

     
  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Omg, wish i get this popped jowar, have to look here else let me check in India, and this sweetened jowar dhani rocks.

     
  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. I love this Harini, the first time Athamma made it, I was so shocked to see this popping out..:)..very nice twist you got there!..if it was me, I will say yes to both..:)

     
  10. This dried version is more like healthy version of sweet kettle corn. A great recipe to try. Super

     
  11. Jayashree Says:
  12. I too thought it was caramel popcorn. Nice, healthy recipe.

     
  13. Such a lovely recipe!! Looks wow...

     
  14. Pavani N Says:
  15. Very interesting and nutritious snack/ dessert. Looks great.

     
  16. Mayuri Patel Says:
  17. I remember when we were young we used to get Howard dhani during the Holi celebration. Your recipe brought back some sweet memories. A nice healthy treat.

     
  18. what a yummy looking snack

     
  19. We get this popped jowar in Dharwad. Must ask Pappa for it n, of course, my kids will want the chivda.

     
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