Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thinai Sweet Paniyaram

#ThinaiInippuKuzhiPaniyaram #FoxtailMilletSweetPaniyaram : #Thinai is known as #Foxtailmillet in English. Other names of foxtail millet Italian millet, German millet, Chinese millet and Hungarian millet. Thinai has been consumed in the form of gruel by Tamils since time immemorial.
Let me present a sweet recipe using this millet.

Thinai Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail Millet Sweet Paniyaram ]

Ingredients :
1/4 cup                              Thinai

Tamil : Thinai English : Foxtail millet or Italian millet
Tamil : Thinai
English : Foxtail millet or Italian millet

1/4 cup                              oats soft
1/4 cup                              Rice flour
1/4 cup                              Coconut scrap
1/4 Tsp                             Cardamom and nutmeg powder
1/4 cup                             Jaggery
1 Tsp                               Gingelly oil [ Till/Sesame oil ]
1 pinch                             Salt


1 pinch                             Cooking soda
oil and ghee to make paniyaram.

Method :
Grind thinai into a nice powder using mixer grinder.
Dissolve jaggery in hot water and filter through a tea filter.
Let it cool down to room temperature.
Combine all the given ingredients except cooking soda in a vessel and make a batter adding jaggery mixed water.
The batter should be like idly batter.


Let it stand for half an hour.

Then heat the kuzhi paniyara kal/pan on medium heat.
Mix a small quantity of gingelly oil and ghee in a small bowl.
Add drops of this oil-ghee mix in each pit of the paniyara kal.
Now dissolve cooking soda with 1 Tsp of water and add to the batter. Mix well.
When the kal becomes hot, half fill each pit with batter.

Thinai Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail Millet Sweet Paniyaram ]

Sprinkle few drops of oil-ghee mix over and along the sides of each paniyaram.
Flip the other side using a spoon when rims of paniyaram becomes golden color.
Cook well and transfer into a serving bowl.

Thinai Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail Millet Sweet Paniyaram ]

Tasty yummy sweet paniyaram is ready.

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