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 17 Amazing Health Benefits of Jowar Flour

  Last Updated : Aug 10,2019






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17 Amazing Health Benefits of Jowar Flour

Jowar is an ancient grain and one of the five top cereal crops in the world. It is extremely drought tolerant, making it an excellent choice for arid and dry areas. You can simply dry roast jowar grains and blend them into a smooth powder to make Jowar flour. Jowar is a little denser than whole wheat, so the taste may take some time to get accustomed to.

1. Rich in Fiber : Jowar Flour is naturally high in Fibre. 100 grams of Jowar give 9.7 grams of Fibre.

2. Gluten Free : Being gluten free, it’s a healthy diet for all. Not only for those who are gluten intolerant but also those who want to live a healthy life style.

3. Good for Diabetics : Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Hence a good safe food for diabetics and also for those who want to live and eat healthy. Try Jowar Roti

4. Reduces body Inflammation : Being high in phytochemical antioxidants which results in Jowar being anti inflammatory. Phytochemical are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and grains and offer protection against cancer and heart disease.

5. Protein Rich : One cup of Jowar Flour (100 grams) has 10.4 grams of protein. Good source of protein for vegetarians. Jowar Flour forms a complete protein when combined with legumes like rajma, moong dal, urad dal, toovar dal, chana dal.

6. Reduces Cancer Risk : Phytochemical present in Jowar reduce the oxidative damage of our cells resulting the lessening risk of cancer.

7. High in MagnesiumSince Jowar is rich in Mg which results in better calcium absorption in your body resulting in stronger bones.

8. Rich in Iron : 100 grams of Jowar contains 4.1 mg of iron. You need to pair with a Vitamin C source to enjoy the benefits of the iron.

9. Lowers Blood Pressure : Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So if you are suffering from High Blood Pressure and taking medication, then the medicine works by taking out the sodium and potassium from the kidneys. So you need to up your Potassium intake in this case.

10. Lowers Cholesterol : Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL)

11. Alkaline : Jowar is alkaline in nature and combats acidity. Acidity is a form of indigestion in which there is accumulation of acid leading to a burning sensation in the stomach and the digestive tract. The stomach periodically produces acid to aid digestion. It is when we don't eat at regular intervals or are excessively stressed the stomach produces more acids which harms our body.

12. Good for Endurance : Being high in fibre, protein, alkaline, lowering blood pressure means more RBC (red blood cells) to give energy. All these factors enhance performance of endurance athletes like runners, swimmers and bikers. Note that Jowar is a whole grain and they are always more healthier than its powdered form which is Jowar Flour.

13. Helps prevents Anaemia : Jowar flour contains a fair source of Iron which helps prevent Anaemia. Here is our food sources of Iron.

14. Rich in Folic Acid: Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. It also helps prevents DNA changes that might cause cancer.

15. Good for bones : Jowar flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones.

16. Good for Eyes: Zinc helps in the activity of an enzyme in our body that helps produce Vitamin A, which is useful in treating night blindness.

17. Carbohydrate Metabolism: Jowar flour is rich in Vitamin B1 which is essential for glucose metabolism. It extracts energy from our food and converts it into ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

Nutritional Information for 1 cup Jowar Flour
One cup of Jowar Flour is 98 grams, which makes 7 rotis. 
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance. 
Nutritional Information for 1 cup Bajra Flour
342 Calories
10.19 grams of Protein
71.1 grams of Carbs
1.86 grams of Fat
167.5 mg of Magnesium (Mg) = 47.8% of RDA (about 350 mg )
9.5 grams of High Fiber = 43.3% of RDA (about 25 to 30 grams)

See full nutritional details of jowar flour in Jowar Flour glossary click here.

 

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Top 10 Healthy Jowar Recipes

We have a collection of 98 recipes using Jowar Flour. To start with, you can mix jowar flour with gehun ka atta and make rotis , parathas. It can also be used to prepare various foods like unleavened bread, cookies, cakes and even make multigrain dosa, idlis. Jowar flour is healthy, gluten-free and an amazing alternative for refined flour.

The moment someone says Kachori, you can imagine a deep-fried snack loaded with calories but, try making this Bengali style - Moong Dal and Methi Kachuri this iron-rich snack baked to perfection. Also, you can make these steamed Karela Muthias, a diabetic- friendly delicious breakfast.

Stock up your air-tight containers with these Jowar Onion Puris, carry them in your dabba and enjoy them for sudden hunger pangs at work.

If you don't like a plain Jowar roti then try enhancing the flavour by the addition of ingredients like garlic, methi, onions and make these power-packed, tasty flat-breads like Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti , Jowar Methi Roti or Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti .

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health benefits of jowar flour

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 by Tarla Dalal
jowar roti recipe | jowar ki roti | jowar bhakri | healthy jowar roti | sorghum roti | with amazing 12 photos. Jowar roti is an unleavened Indian flatbread which is made with minimum of ingredients, jowar flour and salt. jowar ki roti is famous and consumed more in the Western parts of India. Make jowar roti soft of hard depending on how you like it. Jowar is one of the top 5 cereals in the world and is also one of the super foods with many health benefits. We have a very easy recipe using jowar that is Jowar roti also known as "Sorghum roti" We have made this healhy jowar roti with jowar flour and little salt to taste. The only trick is kneading of the dough. All you need to do is take required water in a deep non stick pan get it to boil and add jowar flour to it. Mix well and let it cool. Once it has cooled down a little, knead into a soft dough. Make sure the dough has cooled down or you may burn your hands. Rolling the roti requires skills, traditionally jowar roti is rolled using hands but you can also use a rolling pin. Once, the jowar bhakri is rolled, place it on a tava, make sure you cook it on a medium flame flipping both the sides and then cooked on a open flame till it puff ups or until brown spots appear on both the sides. Remove it in a plate and smear with ghee. Jowar roti is super rich in fibre, is gluten free, good for diabetics, high in magnesium and iron also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. We have used hot water for kneading the dough as it helps in getting the roti soft and even when not served for hours, it doesn't become hard or chewy. But you also need to make sure that you roll out the roti immediately after kneading the dough as if you would keep the dough for a long time, it will loose its moisture and would become splintery which would make rolling difficult. My grandmother would cook it on an earthen clay oven on a chulha which would give a smoky flavor to the roti. Whenever we cook jowar roti at home, i make any Maharashtrian sabzi to eat along. This traditional and homely jowar roti | jowar ki roti | healthy jowar roti | jowarachi bhakri that is both satiating and incredibly tasty, is super filling and makes a wonderful meal served with any sabzi or had with green chilli thecha or red chilli thecha. Enjoy jowar roti recipe | jowar ki roti | jowar bhakri | healthy jowar roti | step by step recipe given below.
Fibre , calcium , protein and loads of energy come together in a tasty roti flavoured with spring onions and green chillies! Jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol -free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in rolling these jowar flour rotis. Preferably use peanut oil while cooking these rotis as it has more MUFA and is thus healthy. Enjoy how to make Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low Calorie Green Chutney.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Flours of millets like jowar add a rustic touch to bhakris. The homely aroma that emanates from the kitchen when you cook a Jowar Bhakri itself will give you a very content and comforting feel. Here we have combined jowar flour with a little whole wheat flour to make the rotis easier to roll and to improve their texture. Just remember to serve them immediately on cooking. Serve with Methi Pitla or Cauliflower Greens Pitla , an ideal match for Jowar Bhakri. You can also serve Green Chilli Thecha or Red Chilli Thecha and some onions as an accopmpaniment.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread is one of the first snacks we think of on a busy day – or even otherwise! However, those with high blood pressure have to refrain from having bread because of the fear of refined flour and too much salt. Here is a healthier option with a restricted amount of salt and a combination of wholesome flours and seeds. While the mix of flours makes the Low-Salt High-Fibre Multi-Grain Bread a treasure trove of B-vitamins, the use of flax and other seeds adds to the fibre content. Despite being nutritious, we suggest you only have this bread occasionally, and not more than two slices per serving. You can also try other snacks like the Mini Carrot and Cabbage Buckwheat Pancake and Seviyan Upma .
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 by Tarla Dalal
jowar bajra garlic roti recipe | bajra jowar lehsun roti | healthy jowar bajra garlic roti | with 13 amazing images. Jowar and bajra are two super healthy flours and should be definitely included to diet!! We have made a incredibly healthy and tasty roti recipe combining both the flours together which is Jowar bajra garlic roti. Jowar is an ancient grain and one of the top 5 cereals in the world. It has many health benefits. Jowar flour is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Being high in Fibre , Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL) Similarly, bajra is also a super food and is gluten-free. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet. Bajra jowar garlic roti is easy to make. We have made it by combining both the millet flours. Then added garlic paste, you can also add freshly pounded garlic. Garlic will gives a unique flavor to the roti, as both the flours are bland. Add green chilli paste and sesame seed. Sesame seed would give a nutty taste to the roti and also a nutty aroma. Mix all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough using warm water. Using warm water would help in making soft Jowar bajra garlic roti. Divide and roll into a roti using your hand or a rolling pin. Cook bajra jowar lehsun roti on a non stick tava and then on an open flame until it puffs up or brown stops appear on both sides. And lastly smear with ghee. jowar bajra garlic roti can be made for any meal of the day!! I usually make it for breakfast and dinner with a healthy sabzi. My father in law is a diabetic and i usally make it for him as jowar and bajra both the flours are good for diabetics. Serve healthy jowar bajra garlic roti immediately. Enjoy jowar bajra garlic roti recipe | bajra jowar lehsun roti | healthy jowar bajra garlic roti | with step by step photos given below.
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 by Tarla Dalal
The taste and nutrient value of jowar is seldom remembered, but after you try this recipe, it will stay in your memory forever! A perfect combination of jowar and methi, along with flavourful onions, coriander and green chillies, makes this sumptuous Jowar Methi Roti a tasteful way to boost your haemoglobin levels.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Onions and sesame seeds add flavour to the otherwise bland Jowar flour used in these baked puris. At just 8 calories per puri, you can enjoy them without guilt! Make the puris in advance and keep them ready for those sudden hunger pangs. Spicy Pudina Khakhras and Methi Crispies are also very handy to keep hunger pangs at bay.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Most people are apprehensive to use garlic as a predominant flavour in their cooking. This aromatic herb actually aids in digestion and also stimulates the production of breast milk, so turn to these rotis in the last month of pregnancy or while lactating. Unfortunately fresh green garlic is available for only a few months in the year. So if you are making these rotis in the summer, use 4 to 6 large cloves of grated garlic instead of the green garlic and add some fresh coriander leaves to add some colour to the rotis .
A Bengali Recipes -style snack with a healthy twist, the Moong Dal and Methi Kachuri is one that you can relish without any guilt! We have done away with maida and used a mix of healthy flours to make the top cover of this kachori, which is baked with a perfectly-spiced stuffing of moong dal and methi leaves. The methi not only adds to the nutrient-quotient of this dish but also gives it a tongue-tickling, almost addictive flavour! Baked and not deep-fried, this iron-rich snack is a wonderful tea-time accompaniment. You can do away with the 1/2 tsp of sugar if you are serving this to diabetics.
 
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17 Amazing Health Benefits of Jowar Flour
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 on 19 Dec 18 11:44 AM


Nice Article .
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Netra, Great to hear that you liked our article on health benefits of Jowar.Do try the recipes and give us your feedback.
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19 Dec 18 05:29 PM
Health Benefits of Jowar Flour
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 on 03 Jul 18 05:31 PM


Being diabetic, i had restriction on intake of food which keeps my sugar level in control. But Tarla Madam Ji has given me so many options, which is my favourite and suites to my diet. jower garlic or onion roti with Karela-onion subzis i have enjoyed lots of time. Baked methi-moongdal kachori, Karela muthais i have during my snacks time somedays. My daughter in law makes Tarla Madam ji ki diabetic friendly Palak Shorba, rabdi, chakli, subzis and snacks for me. Regarding the writeup and nutritional knowledge spread through this article is really appreciable. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Hasmukh, Great to hear that you like our diabetes collection.Do try them and give us your feedback.
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04 Jul 18 10:30 AM