Foxtail Millet is know as Kangni in Hindi, Thinai in Tamil, Korra in Telugu, Navane in Kannada and Thina in Malayalam. It is a variety of millet. Millets are gluten free and highly nutritious. The good thing is millets can be substituted in place of rice or wheat in most recipes. This adai has lentils and millets, so it is highly nutritious, full of fiber and rich in protein. This adai can be had for breakfast or dinner.
|Foxtail millet adai with coriander chutney|
Soak foxtail millet and all the 3 dals (tur dal, channa dal and urad dal) together for 3-4 hours.
Grind it along with salt, red chillies and hing just like you grind for regular adai. The consistency of the batter should neither be thick nor thin. Add grated coconut and mix well.
Heat a tawa, (check by sprinkling water to see if the tawa is hot enough to pour the batter) pour a ladle of adai batter and spread it in a circular motion just as you do for regular adai.
Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai. Once it is cooked, the corners will start lifting up. Flip it over to the other side. Drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil and cook well.
Remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney of your choice. This adai tasted so delicious that it has become a regular feature in my house.
To know more about millet varieties, how to cook millets and health benefits of millet, check this post on Millets
Note - In case if you are going to store the batter, do not add coconut. Add coconut only at the time of making adais.
You can add finely chopped onions, green chillies, 1-2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves to the tinai adai batter to make it more delicious.
Check out the most popular post and also most tried recipe in this blog- Adai (protien and iron rich adai)
More Millet Recipes
Foxtail Millet Khichdi
Ragi Porridge (salted version with buttermilk)
Ragi dosa (keppai dosai)
Finger millet puttu (ragi puttu)
Porridge for babies
Multigrain Porridge Recipe
I had written in my earlier post about millet that I have shifted to eating millets 3 days in a week. So stay turned for many more millet recipes.
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