Sorgham flour semiya (Jwari flour semiya)

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     Ready to serve jwari flour semiya with chutney

Jwari/Sorgham/Jola/Jonna in english, kannada and telugu respectively.  Jwari is considered to be a healthy gluten free millet and the flour can be used in making tasty rolled roti and also the patted roti. This patted roti is a popular dish of North karnataka people in their daily menu for lunch as rice is for us.    I just tried out making semiya out of jwari flour and it is instant and turned out yummy.  Of course i used a little fresh coconut milk and it turned out awesome.  I have already put up rolled roti on this blog a few years back and it is one of the breakfast menu in my house since long.  Here goes the recipe of Jwari semiya.!!!!!

What you need to have:

1  Jwari atta(fine) – 1 cup (heaped)

2. Fresh coconut milk – 1/4 cup(optional)

3. Salt- as per taste

4. Water – 1 cup or a little more (including coconut milk)

    Ingredients of jwari semiya

 What you do with what you have:  

  1. Sieve jwari atta in the sieve and keep it aside.   Extract coconut milk by grinding fresh coconut adding water to a medium coarse consistency.  Strain and extract milk .

2. Place a wide pan with 3/4 cup of water in it on medium flame.  Once water boils, add coconut milk to it.  Slowly add sieved jwari atta to it and simmering the flame keep stiring it till it turns thick and comes together to form chapati dough.

    Jwari atta being added to boiling coconut-water mix


      Jwari atta being cooked till done

3. Dip your hands in cold water and make round or any shape of your choice and cook it in a wide pan or steam in the cooker like you steam idli for about 10 minutes.

  Cooked jwari atta being steamed

4. When done insert a knife and if it comes out clean it is done.  Just pass through the semiya mould and relish with any chutney of your choice.  yummmmmmmm!!

 Ready to serve Jwari semiya with chutney

 Makes: 6

Time taken: 30 minutes

Good to remember:  1. Jwari flour should be fine to make soft semiya else it either may not pass through the mould or it may turn hard as well.

2. The water while cooking should not exceed the measurement as there are chances that while making semiya it may break into pieces turning the dish a total disaster.

3. One can even avoid coconut milk and use only water to cook jwari atta.


7 thoughts on “Sorgham flour semiya (Jwari flour semiya)

    VL said:
    November 7, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Tried it very easy and yummy. Thank you very much for the recipe

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Hi VL,

      Thanx a lot for your feed back which i always welcome!!!

    Sumedha Deshpande said:
    June 30, 2016 at 1:18 am

    This is amazing recipe….i will definitely try…

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Hi Sumedha,

      Thanks dear!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Hi Sumedha, Always recollect your Flax seeds being relished after lunch. I was down with fever and now recovering, will try that roasted flax seeds by tomorrow!!!

    diszaherbal said:
    July 25, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Obat Kelenjar Tiroid wow.. its interesting

    Street Food in Chennai said:
    January 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    It is an amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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