Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jowar flour ball(ಜೋಳದ ಮುದ್ದೆ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

Another typical and traditional food of North Karnataka. My grand mother (Father's mother) used to prepare it often. And there was a typical style of her to prepare this. I always loved her food. My grand mother's house had only two rooms. Her bed was in a corner of the kitchen as the kitchen was big. First she used on the stove and keep the vessel and come back and sit on her bed. Again she will go and put oil and come back. Like this till the water starts boiling she used to walk from her bed to the stove.(At least distance of 9 steps was there :-)) And when it was ready, the whole chawl used to fill with the aroma of the food.(Any food prepared by her! had the same effect)
I used to go for tuition's when I was in the school. And while returning, from the road side only I always came to know, what she had prepared today.
I was reading the recipe from Laxmi of 'Taste of Mysore", on Jowar dosa(Jolada Dose / Sorghum Flour Crepes ~ Gluten Free Recipe) and about the mother who has to prepare gluten free food. I immediately recalled this one and thought of sharing with you all.
Now coming to her recipe,
Jowar Flour - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big chopped
Green chilly - 3 to 4 chopped finely or Chilly paste
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
Warm water - 2 cups
Heat Oil in a thick kadai. Add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves. Add onion and saute it till it is transparent. Now add green chilly, tamarind paste, salt. Mix it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Now add warm water and allow it to boil. When it starts boiling, slowly add jowar flour, stirring continuously all the time. Take care not to turn it in to lumps. Check the taste and adjust the salt. Once it is mixed properly, cook it till it becomes thick. Keep on stirring, otherwise it will stick to the bottom.
Eat it hot with sliced onion and pickle. or wait for 5 minutes to make it in to balls(ಮುದ್ದೆ).
I could not wait, as I wanted to eat it hot hot with a green chilly byte.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely dish..perfect entry for the event.

Nivedita Thadani said...

Thank you so much Sangi

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Pavithra Elangovan said...

Lovely dish and perfect entry for the event dearie

Lakshmi said...

idu hosa style jolada mudde kanri..thanks for introducing this to me. I will definitely this soon. Between ..congratulations on all your well deserved awards and it was good to learn more about you through tag. Since I have already done tag once, I would like to take the extra question you have given and complete the tag. Thanks again.

Jyoti V said...

tumba channage madidira..tatte nodi hashive atu ri...

Nivedita Thadani said...

Tumba thanks Jyoti

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