Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thinai Urundai

#ThinaiUrundai : #Thinai maavu ( Fox tail millet flour ) and jaggery or #thinaimaavu and honey is the prasadam offered at Murugan temples of Tamil Nadu, India. This shows the importance given to this millet since olden days.
I used to make Thinai maavu dosai regularly. I wanted to try some other recipes with this flour. So this time when I made ghee from butter I decided to prepare thinai maavu urundai.

Thinai Urundai [ Foxtail millet balls ]

Ingredients :
Thinai maavu ( fox tail millet flour )                       : 1 Cup
Kismis                                                                : 1 Tsp
Cashew nuts                                                        : 5
Fig                                                                       : 3
Honey                                                                  : 1 1/2 Tbsp
Jaggery                                                                : 1/2 Cup ( Adjust )
Ghee                                                                    : 3 Tsp

Method :
Keep a heavy bottomed kadai on stove over slow flame.
Roast cashew pieces in a tsp of ghee till golden color and keep aside.
Now add 2 more Tsp of ghee and roast thinai maavu till nice aroma comes out.
Take off from stove.
Chop kismis and fig into small pieces.
Add to the flour.
Now add jaggery and cardamom powder and mix well with hand.
Add honey to the mix and try to make balls with hand.
If needed add some more honey to make perfect balls.

Now tasty tasty yummy thinai urundai is ready.

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