Jowar vermicelli
Jowar or sorghum have high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, fiber, and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron. It also has more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates, as per Image Credit: Anupa Kurian-Murshed

Prep : 10 m
Cook : 10 m


    2 medium onions, sliced

    1 green chilly, sliced

    1/4 cup of green peas (fresh or frozen)

    1 tblspn, peeled, split black lentils

    2 tblspn, split chickpeas

    1 tblspn fresh coriander, chopped

    1/2 tblspn minced ginger

    1 tblspn clarified butter

    100gm of sorghum or jowar vermicelli

    1 tspn salt

    1 sprig of curry leaf


Sauté the vermicelli for a couple of minutes, to roast it a bit. You could add a dash of clarified butter in the pan, helps prevent the vermicelli from sticking together later on.

Keep aside. Take a deep pan, add the clarified butter or ghee (full of natural nutrients), as it warms, put in the mustard seeds, split lentils and split chickpeas. Then the fresh green peas.

As it changes colour to a mild gold, add the ginger and onions with a the salt. Stir on a medium flame till onions become soft. Add the the green chilly and curry leaf. Finally add the coriander and the vermicelli. Mix well.

After a couple of minutes add hot water, just enough to cover the sorghum mix. Leave covered for a minute on a high flame. Should be done.

Lower the flame, mix gently. To finish off, you can add a few dabs of butter, if so desired. Serve hot.