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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thinai Thakkali Sadam-Foxtail Millet Tomato Rice Recipe-Healthy Lunch Recipes

We all know that millets have higher nutritional value and are gluten-free. I have written a lot about the health benefits of millet in my how to cook millets and other millet recipes, so do not want to bore you all with the same thing again and again. This post is just to give an idea that you can prepare a variety of dishes with millets. You do not have to make any significant changes in your diet as millets can be substituted in place of rice for many recipes. Do include millets in your diet at least 2-3 days a weeks and pave your way to better health.

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Thinai Thakkali Sadam-Foxtail Millet Tomato Rice

Thinai Thakkali Sadam-Foxtail Millet Tomato Rice

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryMillets
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Foxtail millet/Thinai-1/2 cup
   Finely chopped onions-1/2 cup
   Tomato puree -3/4 cup
   Green chilli -1
   Sambar Powder -1 1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves - few


Dry roast foxtail millet until it is hot to touch. Cook covered with 1 1/2 cup of water. Once cooked, let it cool. As it cools, it will becomes a little fluffy.

Wash and puree tomatoes.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves.

Add onions, green chilli and saute until onions turn transparent.

Then add tomato juice, sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt needed and cook well on medium flame until the raw flavor of the tomato goes and oil oozes out.

Add the cooked foxtail millet, mix well and cook for a few more seconds until everything gets blended well. Serve hot with raita or pachadi of your choice.

This is a wholesome, nutritious, quick, filling and a satisfying meal.

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  1. Really useful.. By serving differently got appreciated.. Thank you..

  2. Can we do the same recipe with other millets also?

  3. Very nice recipes padhu.. u r doing great job..

  4. first recipe with anything other than finger millet. Came out awesome! Thanks...

  5. Is it ok to do it in cooker? Hw many whistles to be given? Is the water ratio same or ll it differ??

    1. Yes, you can cook in cooker. Water ratio is the same. You can cook in cooker without the whistle also on low heat.

  6. Tried this simple yet delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I prepared it today, my husband liked it a lot.

  8. Does it needs to be soaked for an hour before it is dry roasted?

    1. No need to be soaked. Dry roast it well and cook.

  9. Hi Padhu! Tried this today & it was truly delicious!! Thank you!


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