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Jowar Dosa Recipe Or Sorghum Pancake

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

With so much focus on lifestyle diseases these days, Moms are trying their best to introduce healthy eating right from infancy. Many Moms are making their own baby food, and are constantly on the lookout for healthy ingredients, to ensure that their baby's diet has a mix of good protein, vital nutrients and whole grains.

One such grain that is packed with goodness is Sorghum, also known as Jowar in India. Indian Moms are soon waking up to the benefits of this grain, and if you're a regular reader, you've probably heard about it here.

Nutritional Benefits of Sorghum

Sorghum is a millet that has a lighter husk than most other grains, making it easily edible without having to be processed or refined. It is hence a whole grain with several nutritional benefits:

  • Higher calcium content than rice or wheat
  • Packed with iron and protein
  • Good source of dietary fibre
  • Antioxidants with cardiac benefits
  • Can substitute gluten in making bread or pizza

When can I give Jowar/Sorghum/Cholam to my Baby?

After introducing your baby to all basic foods and cereals, you can go ahead and introduce jowar in his diet. Go here for more information on the same.

Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

Ingredients

Method

1. Soak jowar for half an hour and rinse well in running water.

Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

2. Blend the soaked jowar in a grinder with a little water, till you get a consistency like idli batter.

3. Mix the dosa batter and the jowar batter.

Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

4. Drizzle a tawa with ghee and spread the batter in a circle like you would a dosa.

Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

5. Cook on both sides and serve with a chutney of your choice.

Now that was easy, wasn't it? Most of us have dosa batter at home, so the only extra prep you need for this is soaking and grinding the jowar. An easy, healthy and yummy dish, ready in a jiffy!

Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

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Jowar Dosa Recipe or Sorghum Pancake

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