Gluten Free, Ingredients

Hurda: The Gluten free winter delicacy

Hurda parties are quite popular in Maharashtra during winters around late December and January. These parties are conducted by the farmers on their farms wherein they welcome guests to experience the joy of nature, freshly harvested grains are roasted and served along with beverages like buttermilk or sugar cane juice.

So what is Hurda?

They are tiny light green pearl-like grains of tender sorghum/ jowar. It is soft and has a distinct taste to it.

Scientific name:

Sorghum-bicolor (L.) Moench

Other names:

Ponkh ( Hindi ), Tender Jowar ( English)

Nutritional Content:

Tender Sorghum is rich in energy, fiber and B complex vitamins. It is gluten-free and hence can be used by gluten intolerance.


Easily available on the farms as well as local markets

Culinary Use:
  • Freshly Roasted
  • Salad
  • Ponkh Bhel
  • Hurda with sev and garlic chutney



Author: Aditi Prabhu


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