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Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 1/ Day 2
Theme: Nashta Time
Dish: Jonna Rawa Upma

For day 2 of this week’s blogging marathon, I made a healthy and filling upma (porridge) with jonna rawa (broken jowar). I have been watching lot of recipes using jonna rawa on Telugu cooking shows recently, so asked my mom to send me some. Jonna rawa has a slightly coarse texture even after cooking, it doesn’t get too smooth and creamy.

Jowar Upma

I usually cook it in the pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process, but it also be made in the pan — it will just take longer. This upma is a nutritious way to start any day because it keeps you full till lunch. I added only tomato here, but any vegetable or mix of vegetables can be added.

Jowar Upma

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Jonna Rawa Upma (Jowar Upma) Yum
Jonna rawa upma or Jowar upma is a nutritious way to start any day because it is hearty and keeps you full till lunch time.
Jonna Rawa Upma (Jowar Upma)
Course snack
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rawa Jonna (coarse jowar)
  • 1 onion - small, chopped
  • 1 ginger " - piece, finely grated
  • 1 tomato - small, chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 Green Chili - slit
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cashews - , chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 red chili Dry
  • 8 ~ 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice - (optional)
  • to taste salt
Course snack
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rawa Jonna (coarse jowar)
  • 1 onion - small, chopped
  • 1 ginger " - piece, finely grated
  • 1 tomato - small, chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 Green Chili - slit
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cashews - , chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 red chili Dry
  • 8 ~ 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice - (optional)
  • to taste salt
Jonna Rawa Upma (Jowar Upma)
Instructions
  1. In a pressure cooker or in a pan, heat 1tbsp oil and add mustard, cumin seeds and dry red chili. Once the seeds start to splutter, add cashews and cook till they turn golden.
  2. Next add the onions, green chilies, curry leaves and grated ginger. Cook till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Next add the tomatoes and salt, cook till the tomatoes turn mushy, about 3~4 minutes.
  4. Next add the jonna rawa and cook for 2~3 minutes.
  5. Add 3cups of water and cover with the lid and cook for 3~4 whistles or until all the water has evaporated and jonna rawa has cooked through. If cooking in the pan, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and cook hhcovered until the water is absorbed and rawa is cooked through.
  6. Once done, stir in lemon juice and serve with some pickle and/ or yogurt.
Recipe Notes

 

Jowar Upma

 

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20 thoughts on “Jonna Rawa Upma (Jowar Upma)”

  1. Never heard of upma with Jowar tab.. Wonder if I can lay my hands on that Rava here..like this for s healthy breakfast or a mid morn lunch

  2. Lovely recipe and I infer from your post that we do not get this here right? I am going to send this recipe to my mom to try it out 🙂

  3. I love the upma. I have tried it in the past and know when you say will keep you till lunch… it does. As for the pictures ………… no words.

  4. I also heard from my parents that Jowar rava is now widely available. I wonder when it would be stocked here in the US. Apparently my mom makes this for their brunch.

  5. I read few recipes using Jowar.In those,jowar need to be soak with water for 8-12 hours.
    In this not applicable for jowar rava recipes like above mentioned jowar rava upma?

    1. Hi Pratap, since this is jowar rawa which is much smaller than whole jowar, it is not necessary to soak the rawa overnight. But it needs to be cooked in more water for longer time than wheat rawa. Hope this helps

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