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Jowar Rava Idli~Diabetic Friendly

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My father-in-law is diabetic so we have been careful of his diet, but these days we have to be a bit more careful so cooking at home have undergone a sea change. The occasional batata chalega, cake okay has come down. The extra sugar does show up on his next blood sugar readings.

What is diabetics? What is reason for the increase in blood sugar? What are the side-effects? These questions I have tried answering here do check it out.

So like I was saying there are changes at home.  One of them is the way I made idlis. My SIL had when she came down last time brought with her a packet of jowar rava and packets of jowar rava idli instant idli. Let me tell you the instant idlis were delicious and the girls also loved them.

I kept wondering when to make idlis  from the jowar rava. My chance came for my husband’s birthday. He did not want a party but I know his friends, at least the ones closest, will turn up. What is simple to make that is healthy and yet delicious? Something that all of us can eat? Idlis! But as it was a special occasion I mad Masala Jowar Rava Idlis with the regular chutney and sambhar!!

Idlis are healthy food that is like you all know made from fermented batter and steamed. The regular rice rava or rice I have replaced with jowar rava.

So how do you make idlis with jowar rava?


For the Idlis:

4 cups jowar rava

2 cups urid dal

2 tsp methi seeds

For the Masala:

1 carrot, diced fine or grated

½ cup peas

6 green chillies (adjust as per taste)

A few springs coriander

Salt to taste


Wash and soak the urid dal overnight with the methi seeds.

In the morning rinse and decant the water from the jowar rava twice. Drain completely.

Grind the urid dal to a fine paste and add to the washed jowar rava and mix well.

Set aside to rise/ferment till evening.

In the evening grind the coriander and green chillies with salt.

In the last round add the peas and pulse 1-2 times.

Mix the carrots, green chillies and coriander springs and the peas. Adjust the seasoning.

Transfer to greased idli moulds and steam for 20 minutes.

Serve hot with sambhar and chutney.


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30 thoughts

  • December 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Very nice Archana…I made something similar with Bajra..

  • December 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Do you get jowar rava separately? I have seen only jowar flour… Please help..

    And this idli is super delicious.. would love to try it!!


    • December 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Sowmya it must be available in the health or organic shops. I have not seen it here. I tried getting it from my chakkiwalli but she has refused. Sorry even I am hunting for it.

  • December 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks Archana for posting such a lovely recipe, i shall surely try to make some, in nigeria rava is difficult but shall try make some at home.

  • December 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Idli look fluffy and a nice recipe!

  • December 11, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Wow ! That sounds healthy option . I will make them for my Father in law..

  • December 11, 2013 at 5:05 am

    That’s a nutritious and healthy idli. Love the use of jowar rava.

  • December 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Jowar idli I would have never thought of. Excellent idea. Am posting this on my FB page for friends who are on a lookout for diabetic recipes.

  • December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

    wow thats an super healthy idli 🙂 looks so yummy and love the addition of veggies in it !!

  • Nalini
    December 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Idly looks so fluffy and healthy,addition of veggies make it even more healthy..wonderful idea..

  • December 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Do we get Howard rava? I had no clue..must say am learning lots from you.

    • December 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Its a give and take. I will not forget the setup and photography lesson you gave.I implement it.

  • December 13, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Nice and healthy version of idly.

  • December 15, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Jowar rava is so convenient if available! Love the idlis!

    • May 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Please contact us for entire food range of Millet – including Jowar rava and rava/semolina of all millet for preparing Upma/Idli/Uttapam….

  • December 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

    They have come out good. Now I have to go looking for jowar rava, if at all it is available for me locally.

  • February 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Jowar Rava, Jowar Idli Mix, Jowar Upma Mix are available at Aurovika, Bangalore. We specialize in Jowar based breakfast food products. Apart from Jowar, we do have varieties in other millet as well. Please reach out 9986122244 or 9986722244

  • Mallard Vista
    March 24, 2015 at 7:34 am

    hi, do you make jowar rava? if so, how? I can’t seem to find jowl rave in my place here. My husband is a diabetic and would appreciate if you can help me with my query.

    • March 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Sorry I do not make it. Its available in cities like Pune, Bangalore etc. There is one lady who has mentioned that she can be reached out. Her nos are 9986122244 or 9986722244, Bangalore based nos.

  • Mallardvista
    March 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks. But I’m in Melbourne. Any stores which sell Jowar Rava? Appreciate it.

  • May 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Not only Jowar idli/Upma Rava we do produce Jowar flakes (thin for breakfast/snacks) and medium for poha or chidava preparation. Reach us at 9986122244 or 9986722244 or [email protected]….. We have many healthy & nutritional food products – certainly an alternate to rice & wheat!!!

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  • sreedevi
    October 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Recipe is excellent. But I want the jowar idly recepi with out the urad dal. Is there any replacement for uraddal. Please reply me.

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