Sorghum Sankati (Jowar Balls) - gluten-free!

Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
1 servings

In our quest to find gluten-free, whole foods Jowar is an excellent alternative to rice and wheat.

Andhra Pradesh has a popular dish called the Jonna Sankati or Jowar Sankati. It is usually a dumpling made of millet flour. Here we used broken Jowar/ Sorghum to prepare it.

Wholesome, filling and healthy. It is very easy to make.

  • Sorghum (Jowar) Grits/ Sorghum rawa: ½ cup
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Rock Salt: to taste
  • Sorghum flour: 1 tbsp
  • In a heavy-bottomed vessel, boil water with salt.
  • When the water boils, add Sorghum grits as you continuously stir to avoid lumps from being formed.
  • Use a whisk to stir to ensure lumps are broken.
  • Cover and cook for around 20 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Once the sorghum is cooked the mix will look more opaque. And soft on chewing.
  • Mix one tablespoon sorghum flour with ¼ cup water and stir it into the cooked sorghum.
  • Cook for a few more minutes. Turn off the flame and keep it covered for 10 minutes.
  • The sankati is ready to be served in a thick porridge form or once cooled can be shaped into dumplings with a wet palm.
  • Serve with spicy chutney like chana-curry-leaves-chutney-oil-free
  • orandhra-spice-mix-for-vegetables-add-the-goodness-of-nuts-seeds
  • or spicy curries like vegetable-spicy-curry-thiruvadarai-kootu-oil-free

Wellcure Tip:

  • If you don’t have sorghum grits readily available, you can make them yourself with whole sorghum grains.
  • Soak sorghum in adequate water for 2 hours.
  • Drain and spread on a dry cloth and allow it to dry for around 20 minutes.
  • Place the soaked, dried sorghum in a mixie and pulse until the grains are broken into grits.
  • Use a winnowing action to remove any loose husk.
  • Store the grits in a dry container in a refrigerator and use it as and when needed.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: Millets.
  • Millets are gluten-free, rich in fiber and high on nutritional value. They are a good option to add variety to your meals or when you want to go grain-free.
  • Replace them in recipes that call for rice.

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