Jolada Ganji Recipe (Jowar Savoury Porridge)
Serve this healthy and delicious Ganji with your choice of gravy or dal.
'Jolada' means Jowar/sorghum, a gluten free grain. This traditional dish, the 'Jolada Mudde' is a North Karnataka breakfast special. It is tasty and can be cooked within a few minutes. Mixing the jowar flour in water or thin buttermilk without lumps and then adding it to the tempered mixture of green chillies , onions and curry leaves gives this dish a smooth texture. Though this dish is popularly called as 'Mudde' means balls /rounds , it is often served in a semi solid consistency. When less water is added they can even be shaped into balls. A healthy dish that can included in your weekly menu.
Serve Jolada Mudde along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar for a weekday dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Jowar Recipes such as
- 1/2 cup Jowar Flour (Sorghum)
- 1-1/2 cup Water , or buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice , (skip if you are using buttermilk)
- Salt , to taste To temper
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Urad Dal (Split)
- 3 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 sprig Curry leaves , roughly torn
How to make Jolada Ganji Recipe (Jowar Savoury Porridge)
To begin making the Jolada Ganji recipe, In a mixing bowl, add the jowar flour, salt and water or thin buttermilk.
Mix well without any lumps. Heat a heavy bottomed kadai or pan with oil and temper with ingredients given under ' to temper'.
Once tempered, add the jowar flour mixture and keep stirring over low flame. The mixture will thicken and turn glossy. Switch off.
Serve Jolada Ganji along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar for a weekday dinner.
You can whisk 1/4 cup of thick yoghurt and add 1 cup of water to dilute and make buttermilk. Adjust water quantities.
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.