Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter J
Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh
Dish: Jonna Pindi Kudumulu (Jowar Modak)
Letter J stands for fruit like Jampandu (Guava) and I can’t seem to think of any vegetable name that starts with ‘J’!!!!!! J stands for Jonna Pindi/ Jonna Rawa (jowar flour/ rawa). Jonna or jowar or sorghum is a healthy grain that is now slowly being used more and more because of its health benefits.
For today’s J dish I decided to make kudumulu or modak with jonna pindi or jowar flour. I saw this recipe on a Telugu cooking show. I was skeptical on how these would taste, because I’ve always used jowar in savory preparations and never in sweet preparations. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty these kudumulu came out to be. They had a very earthy and sweet flavor that was very addictive.
The original recipe did not have the filling, but I wanted to add some crunch and additional sweeteness through the nuts and raisins. You can use coconut filling or any other filling that you normally would for modak or kozhukattai. These are great to offer as neivedyam to god and are also great as light snack.