Tasty Sorghum popcorn Recipe

  • Prep Time
    Sorghum preparation 30 hours
  • Cook Time
    15 Min
  • Serving
    1
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A single serving of Sorghum popcorn will get nearly 137 kCal.  Sorghum popcorn recipe is healthy and easy to prepare recipe and I have made it in a bhelpuri style. We can make this recipe within 5 minutes. Sorghum in Hindi is also called jowar. In my mother-in-law’s place, we make jowar popcorn recipe during Nag Panchami. In Telegu we call jowar popcorn as Jonna pelalu. It is a very healthy and tasty snack. My 6 years son Mrutyunjay loved and ate all when I prepared hot and fresh jowar popcorn even without adding any other ingredients or butter.

Usually, we make popcorn with corn kernels, but today I am going to make popcorn from sorghum or rather say popped sorghum. Sorghum or Jowar is what it is called in Hindi, is millet and also known as great millet. It is loaded with proteins and fiber and it is a gluten-free grain.

To make Sorghum popcorn, you need to add jowar popcorn, some veggies, salt to taste and, mix it. That’s it, friends, Sorghum popcorn is ready to serve. So, let’s see how to make Sorghum popcorn in a step-by-step process. Before jumping to the recipe first will see the health benefits of sorghum or great millet.

Highlights of Sorghum popcorn

  1. Helps in weight loss – a single serving of Sorghum popcorn bhel puri gives only 137 calories. It is a low-calorie snack best for those who are looking for how to lose weight fast, they can also add this recipe to their weight loss diet plan.
  2. Loaded with fiber – Sorghum popcorn bhel puri is loaded with fiber, in a single serving, this bhel gives 5.27 grams of fiber, and soluble fiber nearly 1.19 grams. As we all know if we add fiber-rich foods to our diet, it makes us feel full for a longer period. Helps to prevent constipation. Soluble fiber helps to control blood sugar levels. Helps to control cholesterol levels.
  3. Loaded with antioxidants – As we know jowar is loaded with antioxidants such as magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium, it helps to fight free radicals and improves immunity.

So let us look at how to make Sorghum popcorn bhel puri.

Best time to take – Mid-morning or evening snack

It is a single serving so you can have all this jowar Sorghum popcorn in your diet during mid-morning or as evening snacks.

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Ingredients

Ingredient of Sorghum popcorn bhel puri

Nutrition

Single serving

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories - 137.83 kCal, which is 6.89 % of the daily value for RDA of 2000 kCal,
  • Protein - 3.95 gm, that is 5.27 % of the daily value for RDA of 75 gm i.e. 15 % of calories,
  • Carbohydrate - 37.94 gm, around 13.80 % of the daily value for RDA of 275 gm i.e. 55 % of calories,
  • Fat - 0.69 gm, approximately 1.03 % of the daily value for RDA of 66.67 gm i.e. 30 % of calories,
  • Total Fiber - 5.27 gm, nearly 13.87 % of the daily value for RDA of 38 gm,
  • Vitamin A - 27.28 mcg, which is 3.03 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg,
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.15 mg, that is 12.50 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.2 mg,
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.05 mg, around 3.85 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg,
  • Vitamin B3 - 0.95 mg, approximately 5.94 % of the daily value for RDA of 16 mg,
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.18 mg, nearly 13.85 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg,
  • Vitamin B9 - 34.22 mcg, which is 8.56 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mcg,
  • Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg, that is 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.4 mcg,
  • Vitamin C - 34.8 mg, around 87.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 40 mg,
  • Vitamin D - 6.15mcg, approximately 123.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 5mcg,
  • Vitamin E - 0.26 mg, nearly 17.33 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.5 mg,
  • Vitamin K - 24.1 mcg, which is 20.08 % of the daily value for RDA of 120 mcg,
  • Calcium - 26.57 mg, that is 2.66 % of the daily value for RDA of 1000 mg,
  • Phosphorus - 102.7 mg, around 14.67 % of the daily value for RDA of 700 mg,
  • Iron - 1.52 mg, approximately 19.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 8 mg,
  • Magnesium - 54.71 mg, nearly 13.68 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mg,
  • Copper - 0.21 mcg, which is 0.02 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg,
  • Manganese - 0.55 mg, that is 23.91 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.3 mg,
  • Molybdenum - 0.01 mcg, around 0.02 % of the daily value for RDA of 45 mcg,
  • Zinc - 0.78 mg, approximately 7.09 % of the daily value for RDA of 11 mg,
  • Chromium - 0 mcg, nearly 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 35 mcg,
  • Selenium - 8.03 mcg, which is 14.60 % of the daily value for RDA of 55 mcg,
  • Soluble Fiber - 1.19 gm, that is 11.90 % of the daily value for RDA of 10 gm,
  • VitaminB7 - 1.89 mcg, around 6.30 % of the daily value for RDA of 30 mcg,
  • Total Free Sugar - 3.82 gm, approximately 6.37 % of the daily value for RDA of 60 gm,
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg, nearly 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 25 mg,
  • Potassium - 244.3 mg, which is 5.20 % of the daily value for RDA of 4700 mg,
  • Sodium - 16.15 mg, that is 1.08 % of the daily value for RDA of 1500 mg,
  • Omega 3 - 14.8 mg, around 2.47 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg,
  • Omega 6 - 218.46 mg, approximately 36.41 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg
  • Values of RDA are for a healthy adult with 2000 kCal energy requirements. This may change as per age, gender, and physical activities.

Quantity of minor spices or toppings may not have considered while calculating Sorghum bhel Nutrition as it may vary as per taste and person. However, you can take in all the ingredients counting spices as tiny up to 1 gram weight to calculate nutrient of your meal plate using Diet Kundali app. To calculate wide-ranging nutrition, it is suggested to make your monthly nutritional status from the Diet Kundali app.

Notes

When we are having high fiber food it is very important to take enough water. This will make sure that fibrous foods are processed properly in the body. Otherwise, it may lead to constipation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, sorghum popcorn pops pretty well in the popcorn popper. There may be some sorghum that does not pop but you will find that most of them do. It is better to pop them at only 1 or 2 spoons at a time as I did in the pan. You can also try popping the unpopped in a second attempt after straining the popped ones. Popper may need preheating of a minute before you add. Everything shall be the same as you make regular popcorn.

    Cooking method

    First will see how to make Popped Sorghum First will see how to make Popped Sorghum

    Step 1

    Take a pan add 3 cups water and boil it.

    Step 2

    Then add Jowar to it. To make popcorn I am taking 1 cup sorghum. However, Sorghum popcorn bhel puri we need only 30 grams of raw sorghum, remaining sorghum popcorn you can have on other days. This will save your time and energy.

    Step 3

    Switch off the gas flame, cover the pan and leave it for 5 - 6 hours.

    Step 4

    After that wash the jowar in running water.

    Step 5

    Take a strainer to separate the jowar and water.

    Step 6

    Take a fresh cotton cloth spread it on the floor, spread the strained jowar over the cloth. Leave it for 24 hours.

    Step 7

    The next day our jowar grain is ready, now we can easily make popcorn from this jowar. It is very important to soak jowar and complete dry before roasting, if we follow this process almost 90% jowar popped.

    Step 8

    Take a thick bottom pan, heat it in high flame. Once the pan gets hot, take some jowar grains, add them to the pan, cover it with a cloth as shown. With the spatula roast it with light pressure. When we cover cotton cloths, popped jowar will not go out of the pan.

    Step 9

    You will notice jowar grain is starting popping, and our jowar popcorn is ready.

    Step 10

    Remember don’t pop all the jowar at one time, take only a few grains and pop you have to do this process in batches only. Otherwise, jowar will not pop properly.

    Step 11

    Our jowar popcorn is ready. Once it cools down store it in a box and you can have it as snacks.

    Step 12

    Now let’s make jowar Sorghum popcorn bhel puri.

    Step 13

    Take a bowl add 2 cups popped sorghum, add finely chopped onions (4 spoons), finely chopped tomato (2 spoons), finely chopped green mango (4 spoons), finely chopped green chili, mint leaves, and coriander leaves, add cumin powder ¼ tsp, salt as per taste.

    Step 14

    Mix well Our healthy jowar Sorghum popcorn is ready to serve.

    Step 15

    Serve it immediately to enjoy its fresh and crisp taste.

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