Juar Jo Bath |Sorghum Porridge
Author: Alka
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 45 mins
A healthy porridge of Jowar, slowly cooked and flavored with milk and spices
Ingredients
  • Jowar 250 gm
  • Oil 1tbsp
  • Green Cardamom pods 3-4
  • Water approximately 750 ml
  • Sugar 50-60 gm or as per your taste
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
Method
  1. Grind the Jowar till coarse. Do not powder it !
  2. In a thick bottomed vessel, pour 1 tbsp of oil, add Jowar, green cardamoms and stir fry.
  3. Keep stirring so as to avoid the sticking of Jowar on the bottom of the vessel. Keep a hawk's eye, or else the mixture might burn.
  4. Just when you can notice a slight change in color of the mixture, and some hot aroma, carefully add water. Beware of the spluttering ( Better lower the flame and then add water).
  5. Let the mixture boil for few minutes and then simmer and cook till the jowar is soft and thus cooked properly.It might take around 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon the coarseness, the flame and the quality of Jowar. You can pressure cook the mixture when in hurry, but it does makes the porridge way too much viscous.
  6. Add sugar and give it a nice stir so as to dissolve the sugar.You can add a pinch of salt , just to balance/enhance the flavors.
  7. You can enjoy the porridge as it is, or for better taste, just add ¼th cup of milk to ¾th cup of the mixture.
  8. I prefer to spice it a bit, with a tempering of oil and mustard seeds. You can add this tempering to the whole mixture or as a garnish in individual servings , skipping those who do not like the taste of mustard seeds in porridge.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2011/02/juar-jo-bathh-sorghum-porridge/