For those who have a sweet tooth, here is a recipe which not only fulfils the sweet cravings but is highly nutritious, too. ‘Jwariche Dive’ as it is called, this recipe combines the goodness of jaggery with high nutrition of jowar to provide a meal by itself. The steamed process makes the jowar circles easier to digest besides retaining the nutritional value of the dish.
- Jowar flour – 1 cup
- Jaggery cut into fine pieces or grated- ½ cup
- Pinch of salt
- Warm Milk- at least ¼ cup or more
- 2 tbsp. oil
- Elaichi powder- Optional
Add the jaggery, salt, elaichi powder and oil to the jowar flour and mix thoroughly when dry. Add warm milk slowly till it forms a soft malleable dough. Take small balls and pat them into small round shapes. Grease a sieve with ghee and place these small rounds on the sieve.
Pour some water in a pressure pan and let it come to a boil. Then place the sieve in the pan in such a way that the water in the pan should not touch the bottom of the sieve. Place the jowar circles on the sieve for steaming. Put a lid on the pressure pan. Cook them on medium flame for 20 minutes. You can also steam them in a steamer for 20 minutes or so.
Ready to serve
After about 20 minutes, remove the pan from gas stove. Open the lid. The jowar circles are done. Remove them from the sieve and serve them hot. They should be eaten with home-made pure ghee or you can include lemon pickle as an accompaniment for added taste. If you are unable to eat them hot, you can also reheat them again in a microwave with a lid covering the plate. They are as good as freshly cooked.