Jolada Vadi / Jowar Poori

Jolada Vadi / Jowar Poori

North Karnataka Recipe

Jolada vadi / Jowar poori is a typical North Karnataka recipe. Jowar poori is a nutritious and healthy recipe. You can make it gluten – free by omitting wheat flour. Jola or Sorghum is a superfood. It is diabetic friendly and good for weight loss. It is a rich source of iron, protein, fiber, magnesium,copper and antioxidants. Having these in the form of Jolada vadi is my favorite! It can be had as a snack or as part of a full fledged meal. It tastes amazing as an accompaniment with chaa ( Chai or Indian tea).

Adding this sorghum millet in any form to our diet is beneficial. It is packed with micro nutrients and vitamins. Many other recipes like idli , dose , mudde , uppittu (upma) , etc. can be made with this flour. In North Karnataka, it is widely consumed in the form of bhakri (rotti) and thalipeth (thalipeeth). Urad flour and chickpeas flour is added to this dish to make it even more delicious and to add to the nutritional value of the pooris. Urad dal or uddina byali adds a distinctive taste to the dish. Besan / kadlihittu / chickpeas flour helps with digestion, it is good for the heart, and has many more health benefits. Spices along with sesame seeds enhance the taste of these pooris and has health benefits as well.

Try this recipe with your favorite side dish and enjoy bisi bisi pooris with your family. Let’s jump right into the recipe.

Jolada Vadi

Jowar Poori / Jolada Vadi

Anupama Amur Pujar
Jowar poori is a typical North Karnataka recipe. It is a very healthy, nutritious and delicious recipe.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka, North Karnataka, South Indian
Servings 12


  • 1 cup Jowar flour
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • ¼ cup urad flour
  • 3 tbsp chickpeas flour
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • salt as per taste
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • water to knead the dough
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • oil for frying


  • In a bowl, add in jowar flour, wheat flour,urad flour and besan/chickpeas flour and mix.
  • Prepare a masala paste by adding curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and a tablespoon of water in a blender.
  • Add the masala paste, salt as per taste and chilli powder to the flour mix and mix everything together.
  • Prepare a stiff dough by adding hot water and keep it aside for an hour.
  •  Pinch the dough and make lemon sized balls from the dough.
  • Spread the dough with fingers and shape them like pooris by applying some oil to your fingers. You can also add sesame seeds while spreading the dough.
  • Heat enough oil in a frying pan and fry all the prepared pooris.
  • Enjoy this with your favourite chutney. It is traditionally enjoyed with some peanut chutney and yogurt.


  • To prepare Urad flour, take ¼ cup urad dal dry roast until you get a nice aroma and powder it in a blender.
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