Garlicky Puffed Jowar

23 Jun

Jonnalu Pelalu.

Jowar / Great Millet can be bought puffed. Puffed juwar is spiced up with garlic and spices in the following recipe. Spices and garlic are added to hot oil to release its flavors and puffed jowar is mixed in. Serve garlicky puffed jowar as a snack.
Makes: 2 Cups of Garlicky Puffed Jowar


Puffed Jowar Dani 2 Cups
Dalia / Roasted Gram Dal 3 Tbsps
Garlic 1 – 2 Cloves
Red Chili Powder to Taste
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and mince the garlic cloves.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low, add minced garlic cloves.
Once garlic starts to turn golden, add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Immediately stir in puffed jowar dani and remove from heat.
Leave the puffed juwar in the pan. The heat from pan crisps up puffed jowar.
Once cooled down to room temperature, stir in roasted gram dall and puffed jowar can be stored in a tightly sealed jar.
Serve garlicky puffed jowar as a snack.
Notes: Make sure not to burn garlic.

Suggestions: Alternatively, puffed jowar can be toasted on low flame till crisp before adding to the spice powders.
Variations: Roasted peanuts can also be added to the puffed jowar.
Other Names: Garlicky Puffed Jowar, Jonnalu Pelalu, Puffed Cholam.

4 Responses to “Garlicky Puffed Jowar”

  1. Priya June 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Feel like munching those puffed jowar,yumm!

  2. GourmayMasala June 25, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Puffed jowar looks just like popcorn! Where do you buy it from?

  3. Raji June 28, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    @Priya me too
    @GourmayMasala i bought it from indian grocery store in LA.

  4. Punitha July 2, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    seems yummmm! can i puff jowar at home?

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