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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Foxtail Millet Adai-Thinai Paruppu Adai-Healthy Dinner Recipes-Millet Recipes

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
Foxtail millet adai with coriander chutney
How to make Foxtail millet Adai

Ingredients needed

Foxtail Millet - 1 cup
Tur dal - 1/2 cup
Bengal gram/channa dal/ kadalai paruppu - 1/2 cup
Urad dal (whole urad dal) -1 tbsp
Red chillies -3-4
Hing - a pinch
Salt as needed

Grated coconut -3 tbsp (optional)

Oil for making adai - sesame seed oil preferable. Do you know that sesame seed oil is considered very healthy, that is why it is called "nalla ennai" in Tamil which literally means good oil.

Preparation

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.

Method

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 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 

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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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8 comments:

  1. Very very healthy dish,i am looking forward to incorporate in my diet

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  2. Wow ! Serve cut and delicious adai...

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  3. Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible nutritious adai.

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  4. You are reviving all the classic recipes..that's really great

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  5. Dear Padhu, thank you very much for sharing these really great recipes. On this auspicious day of Dusshera, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for being my virtual teacher. All the recipes that I have tried of your's have turned out great. Please keep up the respectable work...Sudha Kannan.

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  6. Really nice recipe. Adais came out really crispy and tasty. I used millet flour and it came out good with that as well

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