Vellai Cholam is known as Sorghum in English, Jowar in Hindi. It belongs to Millet family. It is full of nutrition and is very good for health. It is rich in protein and dietary fiber. It prevents certain types of cancer and control diebetes. There are numer of species in sorghum, but few ones are harvested for human consumption. The others are used for animal feed.
This Navaratri I made vellai cholam sundal. So you can try and give your comments. Now let us see how to make
Here is the quick video
- Vellai Cholam – 1 cup
- Coconut – 3 tablespoon
- Salt – To taste
- Sundal podi – 1 tsp
- Oil – 2 teaspoon
- Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon
- Red chilli -2
- Asafoetida – 1 pinch
- Curry leaves – few
Soak Vellai Cholam over night. Then cook Vellai Cholam in the pressure cooker with salt .
Cook for 7 to 8 whistles. When you press Vellai Cholam with finger it sould completely mash.
Drain the water completely. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, urad dal, asafoetida, red chilli and curry leaves.
When they crackle add cooked Vellai Cholam . Add coconut and sundal podi.
Stir well and serve.
Cook well. Vellai cholam is hard to cook.
Soaking 8 hours and cooking in the medium flame for 8 whistle is must for making vellai cholam sundal.
You can make sweet sundal also.
You can add grated carrot also.