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Jowar Ambil(Sorghum Porridge)

Jowar Ambil, or Sorghum Porridge, is a traditional Maharashtrian beverage made from sorghum flour (Jowar atta). It is both nutritious and refreshing,  Here’s how you can make it:


1/2 cup Jowar Atta/ flour

4 cups water

1/2 cup buttermilk or 1/4 cup yogurt (optional, for a tangy taste)

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)

1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)

1-2 green chilies, finely chopped

1 tbsp chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)

1 tbsp oil

A few curry leaves (optional)

Method :

  • In a bowl, mix All Sow Great’s Jowar Atta with 1 cup of water. Stir well to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Bring the remaining 3 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Slowly pour the Jowar Atta/ flour mixture into the boiling water, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and the raw smell of the flour disappears. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Once cooked, let the mixture cool down to room temperature. If using buttermilk or yogurt, add it to the mixture once it has cooled and mix well.
  • In a small pan, heat the oil. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chilies, and curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds.
  • Pour this tempering over the cooled Jowar mixture.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve the Jowar Ambil chilled or at room temperature.


  • Adjust the thickness of the Ambil by adding more or less water as per your preference.
  • For a vegan version, skip the buttermilk or yogurt and just use water.
  • You can add a dash of lemon juice for extra tanginess.

Benefits of Jowar Ambil (sorghum Porridge)

1.  Sorghum is packed with essential vitamins (like B vitamins) and minerals (such as magnesium, iron, and potassium), contributing to overall health.

2.The high fiber content aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy gut, and promotes a feeling of fullness, aiding in weight management.

3.Naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

4. Sorghum has a low glycemic index, which helps manage blood sugar levels, making it a good option for people with diabetes.

5.The fiber and antioxidants in sorghum help reduce cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular health.


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