Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jowar Salad / Sorghum Salad

This is a simple, colorful, and delicious salad made with Jowar or sorghum that satiates hunger. This salad is easy to make and I guarantee that this is going to be made often in your home. This is a perfect summer salad.

Fresh veggies and peanuts give the crunch, jowar provides the carbs as well as fiber and garbanzos give a protein boost along with peanuts. The added spices give a kick to the salad. 

Cooking jowar to the right consistency may be tricky but here is a easy way to cook Jowar in Instant Pot. When it gets ready prep the veggies that go into the salad, and use this lemon vinaigrette for an easy and complete one pot meal. 

This millet based salad is very healthy. Also check here for Dal Sprouts salad if you prefer a grain free salad that is equally tasty and satisfying. This vegan salad is a best addition to your party when you have vegan guests.

I am linking this to Blogging Marathon, Wonderful Wednesday, and Sundays on Silverado.

I am also linking this to Souper Sundays by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen. Check her page if you would like to participate in Souper Sundays.

Serves 4 to 6

Jowar- 1 cup
Bell pepper - 3/4 cup, any color
Peanuts - 1/3 cup, toasted
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon vinaigrette - 1 recipe
Onion  - 1/2 cup. finely chopped
Cucumber - 3/4 cup, Finely chopped
Green peas - 3/4 cup, blanched
Cooked Garbanzo beans - 1 cup
Cilantro - 3 tbsp, chopped
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup, chopped
Chili flakes-1 to 2 tsp


Cook the jowar in Instant Pot following the recipe. Alternatively, this can be cooked on stove top too. Set aside to cool.

Toast the cumin and coriander. Crush to a powder. Set aside.

Once the jowar is cool, add the veggies, followed by chili flakes, cumin-coriander powder, and cilantro.

Drizzle the vinaigrette.

Toss and serve.


  1. Your vinaigrette recipe sounds so flavorful. The salad looks really colorful and delicious, I am bookmarking this as a base recipe for me.


  2. I need to cook more with sorghum. Your salad looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week!

  3. Such a filling salad with jowar Radha, and so healthy as well!

  4. Amazing salad with jowar. The lemon vinaigrette sounds very flavorful.

  5. The lemon dressing sounds zesty and this healthy salad sure sounds delicious and filling.

  6. SUch a nice and filling salad, looks so good and colorful. Good one

  7. so healthy and nutritious salad with jowar and veggies. love the crushed cumin and coriander flavor.