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Jowar Cookies

Quiche 'n' Tell
A lemony cookie made with healthy sorghum flour and sunflower oil.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 28


  • 90 g jowar or sorghum flour
  • 90 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 140 g white, granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp milk


  • Line a baking tray with parchment and heat the oven to 176°C
  • Sift the dry ingredient - both flours, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • In a separate, larger bowl, beat the oil, sugar, lemon zest and juice together for a minute.
  • Gently mix the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture. You will have a crumbly dough.
  • Now add the milk, and mix the sticky mixture.
  • Lightly grease your palms, pinch a walnut-sized amount of mixture and roll into a ball. place the ball on the lightly greased parchment. Use up all the mixture to make similar sized balls.
  • The using a fork, gently flatten the balls into discs. Make sure there's at least an inch or 2 between discs to allow the cookie to expand a little.
  • Bake the jowar cookies for 15-17 minutes until the tops are golden. Gently place the warm cookies on a wire rack and cool completely before storing in an airtight tin.