Friday, January 2, 2015

Jowar Khichdi Recipe - Sorghum Khichdi - Cholam Recipes

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

My Notes:

  • Jowar takes time to cook so I prefer pressure cooking.
  • You can even add any vegetables of your choice, saute along with onion and cook with enough water then proceed with the steps.
  • You can add any vegetable of your choice.
Jowar Khichdi Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. so beautiful and so healthy!!! very nicely made!!

  2. Did you season the clay pot before using.i?
    Is it the same type of pot they use in kerala for meen fish curry.? how do you wash this pot clean.?

    1. No seasoning I just poured rice cooked water and soaked it for few mins for 2 days, then started using it....


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