Jawar Kudumu/Jonna kudumulu/Kadubu

Jawar Flour - 2 cups
Hot Water - 1 cup - (adjust)
Onion - 1
Methi leaves - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Salt - According to taste
turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Oil - 2 tablespoons

  • Take a wide opened bowl, mix jawar flour with hot water to knead a dough like chapathi.
  • Make small balls (circular/oval shaped), transfer carefully these balls into a slotted plate (Chillula Pallem/plate with holes)used to drain water.
  • Heat water in a vessel, keep the slotted plate containing jawar balls on that vessel and close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 15 to 20 minutes in a medium flame until balls are evenly cooked.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add chopped onions, turmeric powder, saute till onion turns light brown, then add methi leaves, green chilli paste, salt, saute till methi leaves are evenly cooked(app. 5 minutes).
  • Then add jawar balls and mix well, saute till the jawar balls turn light brown and crispy(don't over cook).
  • Serve as a snack.
This is a very healthy snack, the ingredients which I have used in this recipe have many benefits, it takes  lots of pages if I explain. So, I want to just share 2 benefits of each ingredient.


  • It promotes weight loss, prevents formation of gall stones, inhibits heart failure, cancer and asthma prevalent in children. It also helps in lowering the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Jawar is more nutritious. It is easy to digest and fills your tummy for a longer time.
Methi/fenugreek leaves

  • One hundred grams of fenugreek leaves comprises only 49 calories. The leaves have has good dietary fiber.
  • Consumption of fenugreek leaves restores excellent digestion abilities. You will not get common digestive problems like digestive disorders and iron deficiency.

  • Onions are surprisingly a great source of fiber
  • Onions helpful for hair growth and strength
  • Onions clean your blood. Today is the day of pollution, , dusts and toxins.
As for now obesity and diabetics are the most common and danger for our routine life, both can be prevented with good food habits, this is my small humble attempt to share good recipe for healthy diet.

Sending this recipe to : Fast Food But Not Fat Food Event hosted by  Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetit


    julie said...

    Never used jawar,very new to me..Thanx for sharing its nutri effects n the kudumu looks tempting!!

    Saranya said...

    Never heared about this recipe..Looks delicious


    Vimitha Anand said...

    Very new recipe to me... Never heard of Jawar flour...

    Sobha Shyam said...

    Interesting recipe..nice to know the nutritional info...jawar kudumu looks delicious..

    Priya said...

    Fantastic healthy dish, wonderful..

    Biny Anoop said...

    hey thx for the info....recipe very new to me...jowar somethg i have never tried....u give me a chance

    Torviewtoronto said...

    delicious dish looks wonderful
    check out the event in my site

    Sensible Vegetarian said...

    This looks superb. Very new for me, bookmarking.

    Priya Sreeram said...

    good one prathima ! thanks for linking it to my event

    Nandini said...

    Very different recipe! It looks tempting! Should try this sometime...

    Vardhini said...

    Never heard of jawar. Thx for introducing something new.


    Aruna Manikandan said...

    sounds interesting and new to me...
    looks healthy and delicious dear :)

    revathi said...

    Very interesting... the post itself is so informative... Jawar and methi,the combo sounds and looks awesome:)

    Santosh Bangar said...

    new but healthy snack combination is super
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    Suparna said...

    healthy dish...havent used jawar yet...thanks for the recipe

    Hari Chandana said...

    We make a similar preparation called jonna undala upma.. Yours looks simply perfect and tempting.. thanks for visiting my blog.. keep in touch dear !!
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    Sadhana Valentina said...

    Dear Prathima... Nice and lovely recipe. New to me. Very informative too. Juz visiting ur blog and found various recipes worthy trying. Love ur blog very much. Happy to follow u dear.

    SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur sweet comments !! Ur have wonderful blog and nice collection of recipes !! Glad to follow u !!

    Recipe is very new to me !! very healthy and nice information !!

    Ms.Chitchat said...

    Loved ur space and ur unique recipes and happy to be ur follower :):) This kumujonna jowar is new to me,bookmarked.


    Sharmilee! :) said...

    Looks totally yummy

    sangeeta said...

    Hi Prathima ...
    thanks for dropping by my blog .
    I found your blog very interesting and this healthy recipe of jowar dumplings looks really great. We make a different version but i would like to try this one as it will be a nice change...methi leaves will be great in it..

    aipi said...

    What a great new recipe dear ~ a must try for me :)
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    Mehjabeen Arif said...

    This is very new recipe to me.. sounds healthy.. thanks :)

    Sravanthi S Thatiparthy said...

    Wow this is my all time fav... its really healthy and very gud for break fast and snack time.

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