Jwaari as called in Marathi is actually Jowar or Sorghum. It is rated among the top five grains of the world. Being rich in nutrient content and phytonutrients, it’s potential is now been recognised. It can easily replace staples such as rice and wheat for a gluten free alternative.
Jwaariche Aambil is a Sour Porridge which is made using jowar and buttermilk with some spices. It is a Maharashtrian dish and is offered as a prasad to Gauri (Mahalaxmi). Jowar, apart from being nutrient rich, also acts as a coolant for our bodies and hence is beneficial to be consumed during summers!
For this dish, whole jowar has been used. For this dish, the jwaari has been soaked and ground coarsely, but some prefer to just powder it before using. It is quite a filling dish and a healthy one too, which makes it quite apt as a breakfast dish!
For some more delicious Maharashtrian dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…
Here’s the recipe for Jwaariche Aambil….
Prep Time : 10 min
Cooking Time : 25 min
Serves : 4
Cup Used : 200 ml
- 1/2 cup Whole Jwaari (Jowar millet)
- 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk (slightly sour)
- 1 1/2 cups Hot Water
- 2 tbs Raw Peanuts
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
- 1/4 cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
- Salt To Taste
For The Tempering :
- 1 1/2 tbs Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
- 2 Green Chillies…. To be adjusted as per preferred spiciness
- 1 sprig Curry Leaves
- 3 Garlic Cloves ….. Finely Minced
- 1/2″ Ginger ….. Finely Minced
- To make Jwaariche Aambil, soak the whole Jwaari overnight or for 4-5 hours in sufficient water.
- Next, rinse it properly and drain.
- Grind it coarsely in a mixer grinder using about 1/4 cup water and set aside.
- Heat a kadhai and add oil to it. When it heats up, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
- As they splutter, add the asafoetida and chopped green chillies.
- Saute and add the minced ginger garlic and mix.
- Immediately add the raw peanuts and saute till they splutter.
- Now add the grated coconut and mix well.
- Next, add the ground jwaari paste and mix. Add in the buttermilk and keep sauteing so that it doesn’t split.
- Add the hot water too and stir till it reaches a rolling boil.
- Reduce the heat and cover and cook till done. This takes about 10-15 min approx.
- When the jwaari is fully cooked, uncover and add salt to taste.
- Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve this delicious Jwaariche Aambil with some fresh curds or buttermilk by the side.