Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai - Fox Tail Millet Dumpling

#ThinaiPidiKozhukattai #FoxtailMilletDumpling :
Yesterday night I did not know what to prepare for dinner.
I simply opened the fridge and scanning all the racks what are all the thing available.
Then I saw a small cup containing rice batter saved while grinding for Idly some two days back.
Suddenly got an idea. Immediately soaked 1 tblspoon of green gram dhal and 2 tsp of urad dhal.
Then started preparing fox tail millet pidi kozhukattai.

#Millet are crops of rain fed areas. They are highly nutritious and rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosperous. they are non-glutinous not acid forming food.
We can try these millets as an alternative to rice.
#Thinai is known as #FoxtailMillet in English. Now let me present the recipe of a dumpling with this millet.

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling ]


Ingredients :
Rice flour batter                             : 1/3 cup
Thinai flour                                    : 1/3 cup
Coconut scrap                                : 1/3 cup
Ground nut                                     : 1 tblspoon
Urad dhal                                        : 2 tsp
Green gram dhal                               : 1 tblsp


To Temper :
Mustard seeds                                 : 1/2 tsp
Red chilly                                         : 2 ( adjust )
Gram dhal ( channa dhal )                 : 1 tsp
Asafoetida                                        : 1/4 tsp
Salt                                                  : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
Oil                                                   : 2 tsp

Method : 
Soak green gram dhal and urad dhal for 15 minutes.


Take rice flour, thinai flour and coconut in a wide mouthed vessel.


Pound ground nuts ( pea nuts ) and split into halves.


Keep a kadai with oil on slow flame.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add broken red chillies, gram dhal, ground nuts and curry leaves in the order.
When the nuts are fried well add to the vessel having other ingredients.
Completely drain water from soaked dhal and add to the vessel


Knead well with enough salt.
In the meantime keep Idly pot with enough water on stove with medium flame.

Take a small amla size kneaded dough and close the fist pressing the dough with fingers.
A dumpling is made.
Arrange on a idly plate smeared with oil.
Make like this and fill up the idly plate.
Keep the idly plate inside the idly pot and close with lid.

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling ]

Allow it to cook. Roughly takes 15 minutes.

When its ready transfer into a serving plate.

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling ]

enjoy with tomato sauce or pudhina chutny or without any chutny.