Thursday, April 30, 2015


#ThinaiFruitCustard  #FoxtailmilletFruitCustard : #Thinai or #ThinaiArisi is known as #FoxtailMillet in English. It is one of the richest sources of iron,zinc and copper. The color of the grain is mild brownish or golden. It is slightly sweeter in  taste compared to all other millet.

Usually flavored corn flour called custard powder is used for making fruit custard, a popular dessert. I had very little whole thinai grains in my store. Seeing its container I thought why the same fruit custard cannot be prepared with thinai [ foxtail millet ]. Immediately I swung into action and soaked whole grains of thinai in water for 2 hours. Then extracted milk by grinding with water in a blender. Then prepared a thick porridge with the extracted thinai milk, cows milk and sugar.
Then allowed to cool down to set. Then topped the set custard with banana. That day I had only banana at home. Other fruits can also be added to the thinai custard.

Now comes the method of preparation.
can prepare approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups of thinai custard.

Thinai Fruit Custard

Ingredients :
1/3 cupThinai [Foxtail millet ] whole grain
1 cupMilk [ already boiled and cooled ]
1/3 cupSugar [ adjust ]
1 pinchSalt
1/4 TspVanilla essence
1/3 cupApple pieces
1 TspPomegranate pearls
Soak whole grains of thinai [ foxtail millet ] in a bowl after washing thoroughly for 2 hours.
After 2 hours grind with 1/4 cup of water using a blender.
Then strain through a tea filter into another bowl.
Put back the ground grain that settled over the filter again into blender jar.
Add some water and grind and then strain into the same bowl.
Again repeat the process one more time.
Finally discard the sediments.
Keep aside the thinai milk extract.

Now take the milk and sugar in a wide mouthed vessel.
Heat on a stove over a slow flame and keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
Then slowly add thinai milk and salt stirring continuously.
After sometime the milk becomes shiny and attains porridge consistency.
Keep stirring till you get a thick porridge.
Finally add Vanilla essence.
Turn off the stove and transfer into serving bowls.
Allow to cool down to room temperature to set the custard.

thinai whole grain [ foxtail millet ]
Thinai Custard
It can also be refrigerated to set after it cools down to room temperature.set.
Then top it with banana slices and other fruits.
Enjoy tasty and yummy thinai fruit custard after a sumptuous meal!!

Thinai Fruit Custard

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