Jowar Rava Idli~Diabetic Friendly

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My father-in-law is diabetic so we have been careful of his diet, but these days we have to be a bit more careful so cooking at home have undergone a sea change. The occasional batata chalega, cake okay has come down. The extra sugar does show up on his next blood sugar readings.

What is diabetics? What is reason for the increase in blood sugar? What are the side-effects? These questions I have tried answering here do check it out.

So like I was saying there are changes at home.  One of them is the way I made idlis. My SIL had when she came down last time brought with her a packet of jowar rava and packets of jowar rava idli instant idli. Let me tell you the instant idlis were delicious and the girls also loved them.

I kept wondering when to make idlis  from the jowar rava. My chance came for my husband’s birthday. He did not want a party but I know his friends, at least the ones closest, will turn up. What is simple to make that is healthy and yet delicious? Something that all of us can eat? Idlis! But as it was a special occasion I mad Masala Jowar Rava Idlis with the regular chutney and sambhar!!

Idlis are healthy food that is like you all know made from fermented batter and steamed. The regular rice rava or rice I have replaced with jowar rava.

So how do you make idlis with jowar rava?

Ingredients:

For the Idlis:

4 cups jowar rava

2 cups urid dal

2 tsp methi seeds

For the Masala:

1 carrot, diced fine or grated

½ cup peas

6 green chillies (adjust as per taste)

A few springs coriander

Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak the urid dal overnight with the methi seeds.

In the morning rinse and decant the water from the jowar rava twice. Drain completely.

Grind the urid dal to a fine paste and add to the washed jowar rava and mix well.

Set aside to rise/ferment till evening.

In the evening grind the coriander and green chillies with salt.

In the last round add the peas and pulse 1-2 times.

Mix the carrots, green chillies and coriander springs and the peas. Adjust the seasoning.

Transfer to greased idli moulds and steam for 20 minutes.

Serve hot with sambhar and chutney.

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30 thoughts on “Jowar Rava Idli~Diabetic Friendly

  1. Srivalli December 10, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    Very nice Archana…I made something similar with Bajra..

  2. Sowmya December 10, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

    Do you get jowar rava separately? I have seen only jowar flour… Please help..

    And this idli is super delicious.. would love to try it!!

    Sowmya

    • themadscientistskitchen December 10, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply

      Sowmya it must be available in the health or organic shops. I have not seen it here. I tried getting it from my chakkiwalli but she has refused. Sorry even I am hunting for it.

  3. Briju Parthasarathy December 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply

    Thanks Archana for posting such a lovely recipe, i shall surely try to make some, in nigeria rava is difficult but shall try make some at home.

  4. usha December 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Idli look fluffy and a nice recipe!

  5. Sapana behl December 11, 2013 at 12:50 am Reply

    Wow ! That sounds healthy option . I will make them for my Father in law..

  6. Pavani December 11, 2013 at 5:05 am Reply

    That’s a nutritious and healthy idli. Love the use of jowar rava.

  7. Namrata December 11, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    Jowar idli I would have never thought of. Excellent idea. Am posting this on my FB page for friends who are on a lookout for diabetic recipes.

  8. Namrata December 11, 2013 at 8:26 am Reply
  9. Manjula Bharath December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am Reply

    wow thats an super healthy idli 🙂 looks so yummy and love the addition of veggies in it !!

  10. Nalini December 12, 2013 at 6:00 am Reply

    Idly looks so fluffy and healthy,addition of veggies make it even more healthy..wonderful idea..

  11. Vaishali Sabnani December 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Do we get Howard rava? I had no clue..must say am learning lots from you.

    • themadscientistskitchen December 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm Reply

      Its a give and take. I will not forget the setup and photography lesson you gave.I implement it.

  12. sushma December 13, 2013 at 3:45 am Reply

    Nice and healthy version of idly.

  13. harini December 15, 2013 at 4:00 am Reply

    Jowar rava is so convenient if available! Love the idlis!

  14. Sandhya Ramakrishnan December 16, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply

    That is a lovely idli! Looks very soft as well!

    • Rohini Ishwar May 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm Reply

      Please contact us for entire food range of Millet – including Jowar rava and rava/semolina of all millet for preparing Upma/Idli/Uttapam….

  15. Suma Gandlur December 24, 2013 at 5:25 am Reply

    They have come out good. Now I have to go looking for jowar rava, if at all it is available for me locally.

  16. Rohini Ishwar February 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Jowar Rava, Jowar Idli Mix, Jowar Upma Mix are available at Aurovika, Bangalore. We specialize in Jowar based breakfast food products. Apart from Jowar, we do have varieties in other millet as well. Please reach out 9986122244 or 9986722244

  17. Mallard Vista March 24, 2015 at 7:34 am Reply

    hi, do you make jowar rava? if so, how? I can’t seem to find jowl rave in my place here. My husband is a diabetic and would appreciate if you can help me with my query.
    Thanks,

    • themadscientistskitchen March 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm Reply

      Sorry I do not make it. Its available in cities like Pune, Bangalore etc. There is one lady who has mentioned that she can be reached out. Her nos are 9986122244 or 9986722244, Bangalore based nos.

  18. Mallardvista March 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Thanks. But I’m in Melbourne. Any stores which sell Jowar Rava? Appreciate it.

  19. Rohini Ishwar May 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Not only Jowar idli/Upma Rava we do produce Jowar flakes (thin for breakfast/snacks) and medium for poha or chidava preparation. Reach us at 9986122244 or 9986722244 or mailaurovika@gmail.com….. We have many healthy & nutritional food products – certainly an alternate to rice & wheat!!!

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  21. sreedevi October 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Recipe is excellent. But I want the jowar idly recepi with out the urad dal. Is there any replacement for uraddal. Please reply me.

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