Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter JTheme: 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.
J also stands for snack items like crunchy Janthikalu.
Jonna pindi (Jowar flour/ Sorghum flour) - 1 cup
Jaggery (Bellam) - ½cup
Ground Cardamom - ¼tsp
Ghee - 2tsp
Cashews, Almonds & Raisins - ¼cup, chopped (optional)
- In a pan, combine jaggery with 1½cups of water and heat the mixture until jaggery melts. Add ground cardamom and mix well.
- Slowly add jowar flour to the mixture and stir continuously to avoid forming lumps. Cook until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ghee and mix well. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
- Lightly grease idli mold or other container for steaming and keep ready.
- Divide the jowar mixture into lemon size balls. Take a ball and flatten it on your palm, place 1-2 tsp chopped dry fruits and close it from all sides and form into either a round or conical shaped kudumulu/ modak. Repeat with the remaining dough. If you choose not to add the filling, then simply make kudumulu with the dough.
- Place kudumulu on the grease container and steam for 10 minute as you would for idlis.
- Enjoy them hot or at room temperature.
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Previously on A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh:
A for Aava Pettina Aratikaya Kura
B for Bagara Baingan
C for Chimmiri
D for Dosakaya Pachadi
E for Erra Gummadikaya Pulusu
F for Firni
G for Gongura Pulihora
H for Haleem/ Vegetarian Haleem
I for Iguru/ Vankaya-Senagapappu Iguru