|Cholam Koozh / Fermented Jowar Porridge|
Cholam Koozh, fermented jowar millet porridge which is not only healthy but also filling and refreshing. It keeps you light and active. The process is similar to other millet porridge like ragi / kambu koozh. It is time consuming one, but once prepared, you can store it in refrigerator and serve for 4 days.
To beat the Chennai summer, we have starting including this fermented porridge in our daily diet for at-least thrice a week. I had already shared the recipe of Ragi Koozh which is also known as poor man’s food. But this poor man’s food is no more farmers food alone. City people have started including millets in their diets after realizing its health benefits. If the porridge becomes thick while cooking, then add 1 or 2 cup warm water and adjust the consistency. Jowar tends to become thick, so its always better to add more water. At the time of serving, mix buttermilk, chopped pearl onions and green chilies. Serve with pickle, raw mango or fryums.
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Cholam Koozh | Fermented Jowar Porridge
fermented jowar millet porridge which is not only healthy but also filling and refreshing.
Author: Preeti Tamilarasan
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
- ¾ cup Cholam / Jowar / Sorghum Millet
- 1 tbsp raw rice
- salt to taste
- Please check the instructions below.
How to prepare Cholam Koozh at home
- Clean jowar and wash it properly. Soak it in enough water for 6-8 hrs. Blend it in a mixer to smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and add enough water to make watery paste. Soak this overnight.
- Next day, blend raw rice in a mixer till coarse like rava / semolina. Transfer to a bowl. Heat 18-20 glasses of water in a vessel. Once it starts boiling, add broken rice and stir well. Cook it on low-medium flame until rice gets mushy. Now, add the watery jowar paste portion by portion and stir well to avoid lumps.
- Keep on low flame and cook it uncovered for 20-30mins. Remove from the heat and close it. Keep it at room temperature for 10-12 hr. After that you can store it in refrigerator. At the time of serving, you can mix buttermilk and chopped pearl onion and have it. Or you can also add nethili kuzhambu with koozh and serve.