This delicious Jowar Ladoo Recipe will make your tastebuds happy!

Jowar / Shorghum is a millet that is quite popular. I have used the white variety but this new Red variety is new to me. I saw this in a millet shop and got a small pack immediately.

The millet lay on the shelf for a long time and when I chose to feature millet for this month’s Blogging Marathon, I was more than happy that I had bought this pack!


Chola / Jowar is a popular crop in the region where I live, namely the Kongunad region. This used to be one of the major crops in the Kongunadu region in South India.. It grows well in dry areas and is nutritious too.When rice started gaining popularity , this crop along with the other traditionally used grains and millets started to disappear. Now, they have started appearing in the market and more and more people are willing trying them out / using these regularly in their diet.

Check out this Kongunadu Breakfast thali post to know more about our culture and cuisine.

This jowar ladoo recipe is made using healthy ingredients like jowar, jaggery,coconut. I can say that these are way better than the sweets / confectioneries that we buy from the shops.

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Method of preparing Jowar Ladoo Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Jowar Ladoo Recipe

A healthy ladoo made with jowar, coconut and jaggery

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 Ladoos
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Jowar
  • 1/2 cup Powdered jaggery
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • Tutti frutti- as needed optional
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan and roast the jowar till you get a nice aroma. If you over roast it , some of it will pop but that's ok. The main thing is not to let the grains burn.

  2. Once the jowar cools, take it in a mixie jar and add powdered jaggery, coconut and grind to a powder.

  3. Immediately transfer onto a plate. Add tutti frutti / nuts and dried fruits and make balls.

  4. Serve / store in an air tight container.

Recipe Notes
  • You can use the regular jowar too.
  • Make the ladoo immediately after it is ground. The heat will help hold the shape. Towards the end of making the ladoos, they did not hold shape. I sprinkle a little milk and made ladoos. The last 3 ladoos that were made using milk to bind are a little darker in color compared to the rest. Check the collage picture  of the plate with the ladoos.
  • The yield will depend on the size of the ladoo.

Step by step method to prepare Jowar ladoo recipe

Heat a pan and roast the jowar till you get a nice aroma. If you over roast it , some of it will pop but that’s ok. The main thing is not to let the grains burn.

Once the jowar cools, take it in a mixie jar and add powdered jaggery, coconut and grind to a powder.

Immediately transfer onto a plate. Add tutti frutti / nuts and dried fruits and make balls.

Serve / store in an air tight container.

Note:

  • You can use the regular jowar too.
  • Make the ladoo immediately after it is ground. The heat will help hold the shape. Towards the end of making the ladoos, they did not hold shape. I sprinkle a little milk and made ladoos. The last 3 ladoos that were made using milk to bind are a little darker in color compared to the rest. Check the collage picture  of the plate with the ladoos.
  • The yield will depend on the size of the ladoo.

 

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17 thoughts on “Jowar Ladoo Recipe”

  1. I haven’t seen this red type of jowar so far. I love all the ingredients goes into this ladoo. Definitely it’s my kind of food, sounds healthy & delicious,PJ.

  2. I totally agree that these are way healthier than all the junk kids pick up from the stores. I haven’t seen the red jowar, PJ. Very interesting find.

  3. That is one nutritious and yummy dessert/snack. I’ve never used whole jowar to make laddoo. It sounds very interesting and easy to make. Love the use of jaggery – I’m sure these laddoo must have tasted awesome.

  4. Wow ! PJ ! You really find unique ingredients ! The red jowar looks so pretty and such a amazing find . The ladoos are tempting and now I must check for this jowar.. perhaps on amazon !
    I loved the idea of jowar ladoos , and as soon as the weather permits toeat these , they will be made .
    Awesome pick !

  5. wow I have never used red shorghum , Ladoos look so delicious and such a healthy take to make ladoos!! So perfectly made PJ , with jaggery it must have tasted heavenly !!..Wonderful information share on kongunadu region !!

  6. Wow, thats a fabulous and nutritious laddoos, seriously i miss those jowar grains here. I do get the flour but rarely the whole jowar. Wish i get them to make these cuties soon at home. Excellent sweet balls to enjoy without any guilt.

  7. We don’t get this red jowar here. I love the way you have added tutti frutti and nuts as a twist to the otherwise traditional recipe. Super yum and absolutely healthy ladoos..

  8. Actually my MIL used to pop the jowar seeds, so I assumed all of them pop?..and once its popped she used make these laddos..very good choice PJ..so healthy..

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