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Blogging Marathon# 53: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: 3 Ingredient Recipes
Dish: Jonna Rawa Idli with Coconut-Almond Chutney

My theme for this week is quite interesting, it is ‘3-Ingredient Recipes‘. Valli sure knows how to get our brain cells to working. We had done 5-Ingredient recipes in one of the previous BMs, but this 3 ingredient theme sure took some thinking and some googling to finalize the 3 dishes.
Jowar Idli

Today’s 3 ingredient recipe is a South Indian staple breakfast but made with a healthier and nutritious ingredient swap. Idli rawa is replaced with a whole grain jonna/ jowar rawa.

Jowar Idli

I saw the recipe on a Telugu cooking show and tried it when my husband was travelling. I was skeptical and wasn’t sure how the idlis would turn out – I was half expecting them to be hard as rocks. They turned out soft, may be not as pillowy as the traditional idlis, but still soft & fluffy.

I made them again for my husband, who has been asking me to make idlis for a very long time. He liked them too. These idlis are very filling, you can eat probably 3~4 of these in place of 6~8 of the regular idlis. 
Jowar Idli

Jonna Rawa Idli

  • Servings: 810-standard-idlis
  • Time: 1490 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Idlis made with Jonna rawa or cracked sorghum and served with a healthy coconut-almond chutney -- healthy & nutritious breakfast that tastes delicious.

Summary

  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Passive Time: 1440 mins
  • Course: breakfast
  • Cooking Technique: Steaming
  • Preparation Time: 30 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

1 ~ 1½ cups Jonna Rawa (Jowar/ Sorghum rawa)
½ cup Urad dal
to taste Salt

Steps

  1. Soak jonna rawa in just enough water for 6~8 hours. Soak urad dal for 6~8 hours too.
  2. Grind the urad dal into a smooth batter using just enough water. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Drain jonna rawa/ jowar and add to urad dal. If the rawa seems too coarse, then grind it in the mixer for a few seconds, then mix with urad dal.
  3. Cover the bowl and set aside in a warm place to ferment for at least 8~10 hours. Mixture will get frothy when ready.
  4. Add salt to the mixture and mix well.
  5. Lightly grease the idli molds and distribute the batter evenly in the idli molds, steam for 15 ~16 minutes. Serve hot with chutney of choice. 

I served them with a 3-ingredient coconut-almond chutney. So this is a post with a 2 3-ingredient recipes 🙂
Jowar Idli

3-Ingredient Almond-Coconut Chutney

  • Servings: 23-serving
  • Time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Idlis made with Jonna rawa or cracked sorghum and served with a healthy coconut-almond chutney -- healthy & nutritious breakfast that tastes delicious.

Summary

  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Passive Time: 6~8 hours mins
  • Course: condiments
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

½ cup Grated Coconut (fresh or frozen)
3 tbsp Almonds
1 ~ 2 (adjust per taste) Green Chilies
to taste Salt

Steps

  1. Soak almonds overnight. Drain and grind along with the other ingredients into a smooth paste.

Jowar Idli

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 53.

20 thoughts on “Jonna Rawa Idli (Jowar Idli) with Coconut-Almond Chutney”

  1. That’s awesome Pavani..I love these idlis and naturally your pictures are making me want to grab these right now!

  2. I thought you made it like rava idli but interesting Pavani with urad dal. Bookmarked idlis looks so soft and very healthy…

  3. Idlies look soft and fluffy pavani, i like that coconut-almond chutney. A perfect way to start the day!!!

  4. Wow such a healthy dish. Good one Pavani. Recently i made this kind of idly but with sooji and bajra flour. Jowar idly looks delicious.

  5. Idlies look soft and fluffy and both the idlies and the chutney are with 3 or fewer ingredients.. 🙂 I would have just spilt this post two used one for day 2.. 🙂 That is lazy me talking..

  6. The idlis do look really good and I would absolutely not mind swapping these for the regular ones. Love the coconut almond chutney. When we were breaking our head to come up with 3, 3 ingredient recipes, you are doing double posts here 🙂

  7. These do turn out beautifuly Pavani. I have tried idlis with millets and Jowar rava. They are amazingly delicious and like you said I needed lesser than the required 40 idlis.;D The almond chutney is new to me. will try that.Love your pics.

  8. I was just asking our local grocer to get his hands on jonna rawa and he promised me he would look for it 🙂 Perfect idlis and tempting pictures.

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