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…

  1. Misal Paav
  2. Mulyaache Thaalipeeth
  3. Kobiche Bhanole
  4. Kaanda Mataar Pohe

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


  1. To make Jwaariche Aambil, soak the whole Jwaari overnight or for 4-5 hours in sufficient water.
  2. Next, rinse it properly and drain.
  3. Grind it coarsely in a mixer grinder using about 1/4 cup water and set aside.
  4. Heat a kadhai and add oil to it. When it heats up, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
  5. As they splutter, add the asafoetida and chopped green chillies.
  6. Saute and add the minced ginger garlic and mix.
  7. Immediately add the raw peanuts and saute till they splutter.
  8. Now add the grated coconut and mix well.
  9. Next, add the ground jwaari paste and mix. Add in the buttermilk and keep sauteing so that it doesn’t split.
  10. Add the hot water too and stir till it reaches a rolling boil.
  11. Reduce the heat and cover and cook till done. This takes about 10-15 min approx.
  12. When the jwaari is fully cooked, uncover and add salt to taste.
  13. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  14. Serve this delicious Jwaariche Aambil with some fresh curds or buttermilk by the side.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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