Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts


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jowar dhani popcorn is a healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn and much healthier than the tradition popcorn. Made from simple ingredients like jowar puffs, peanuts, dry coconut, coconut oil and Indian spices, makes jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts a very healthy snack made during Holi.

A pinch of asafoetida is added to give the chivda a very appetizing aroma. For the Gujaratis and Maharashtrians, Holi celebrations are incomplete without this crispy jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts, which is made in large batches and enjoyed by adults and kids.

Jowar dhani or jowar puffs are easily readily available in markets, yet some households prefer making it themselves. Jowar dhani is available in India during March and April which makes mark to the arrival of spring! Traditionally, the jowar dhani is puffed in a big pan full of sand with a sieve but you can also use a tava to puff it!

Lets see why this is a called a healthy jowar dhani popcorn ? Jowar puffs are made from from jowar which is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium.

We have used coconut oil to make healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn. Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance and good for your heart. Please don’t use vegetable oil in this recipe as they tend to be processed oils which cause inflammation in the body.

Kids will also love this healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn as it has a popcorn-like mouth-feel. You can even pack it in a lunch box tiffin recipe as a snack for school or work. And you can also carry this along for munching, which makes it a perfect Indian travel dry food snack. Also, goes really well as an evening snack with a hot cup of masala chai.

Other must-try chivdas in our collection include the Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda , Kolhapuri Bhadang Murmura and Khakhra Chivda.

Learn to make jowar dhani popcorn | healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn | jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.

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Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts recipe - How to make Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 cups
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Ingredients

Jowar Dhani Popcorn With Coconut and Peanuts
2 1/2 cups jowar puff (dhani)
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil or peanut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1/4 cup dry coconut (kopra) slices
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
Method
Jowar dhani popcorn with coconut and peanuts

    Jowar dhani popcorn with coconut and peanuts
  1. Put the jowar dhani into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, while stirring after every 30 seconds. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in the deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, asafoetida, jowar dhania and salt, mix it well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes ,while stirring continuously.
  6. Cool the jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts completely and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

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How to make Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts

  1. To prepare jowar dhani popcorn | healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn |  jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts | heat a deep non-stick pan and add good quality jowar puffs.
  2. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or until they become crunchy. Remove and keep aside. Don’t forget to stir occasionally or else the jowar puffs will burn and not roast evenly.
  3. To make Jowar Dhani Popcorn in micro-wave, heat the coconut oil in the deep non-stick pan.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the peanuts.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the coconut. Also, you can add peanuts, cashew nuts, raisins, almonds to make Jowar Dhani Popcorn flavorful.
  8. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the turmeric powder.
  10. Add chilli powder.
  11. Add asafoetida. To enhance the flavour of jowar dhani popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts, you can also add garam masala, amchoor powder or coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  12. Add salt.
  13. Add jowar dhani.
  14. Mix it well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  15. Cool jowar dhani popcorn | healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn |  jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts | completely and store in an air-tight container. Poha Chivda, Microwave Popcorn Made in A Bowl are some other microwave snacks recipe.
  16. Use jowar dhani popcorn | healthy Indian jowar puffs popcorn |  jowar dhani chivda with coconut and peanuts | as required.

How to roast jowar dhani in a microwave

  1. To roast jowar dhani in a microwave, put the jowar dhani into a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, while stirring after every 30 seconds. It is important to remove the bowl after every 30 seconds to prevent the jowar puffs from burning and roast evenly. Keep aside.


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Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts
5
 on 28 Mar 21 09:49 PM


Thanks fr updating the recipe with the gas stove method of roasting.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback. Please try the recipe and share your feedback with us.
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30 Mar 21 02:59 PM
Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts
5
 on 25 Mar 21 08:36 PM


Very healthy snack. I just bought jiwar dhani. Mam, I dont have a deep microwave bowl. Can I just roast the dhani in a kadai Please advise Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for the suggestion. The recipe has been updated with gas stove method of cooking in a pan.
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26 Mar 21 03:07 PM
Jowar Dhani Popcorn with Coconut and Peanuts
5
 on 11 Mar 20 10:42 AM


loved this healthy snack of jowar puffs cooked in coconut oil. thanks for the detailed recipe.