Sunday, May 31, 2015

Foxtail Millet - Thinai

#FoxtailMillet is known as #Thinai or #thinaiArisi in Tamil. It belongs to minor #Millet variety.
The botanical name is Seteria italica.
Foxtail millet whole grain Foxtail millet [ Thinai arisi ]

All millet varieties [ kodo, foxtail, finger. proso, pearl and little millets ] are gluten free and show high antioxidant activity.
Foxtail millet may help in controlling blood sugar and cholestrol.
Foxtail millet is a very good source of protein, iron, significant amount of calcium and other minerals.
It is also rich in fiber compared to generally consumed cereals.

Thina has been used as a staple food in Tamil Nadu since time immemorial  and given as prasadam to worship the God Murugan.

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Please find links to recipes prepared using millet below
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Breakfast/Dinner
Thinai Dosai [ Foxtail millet dosai ]
Thinai dosai
Thinai Dosai 1 [ Foxtail millet dosai 1 ]
Thinai dosai 1
Thinai Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail millet Kuzhi paniyaram ]
Thinai kuzhi paniyaram
Thinai Urulai kizhangu Boli [ Foxtail millet Aloo Boli ]
Thinai aloo boli
Thinai Pongal [ Foxtail millet Pongal ]
Thinai Pongal
Thinai Maavu Dosai [ Foxtail millet Dosai ]
Thinai Maavu dosai
Thinai Appam Kerala style [ Foxtail millet Appam ]
Thinai Appam Kerala style
Thinai Neer Dosai [ Foxtail millet Neer Dosai ]
Thinai neer dosai
Thinai Upma [ Foxtail millet Upma ]
Thinai upma
Snack/Savoury
Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling ]
Thinai pidi kozhukattai
Thinai Neer Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling in water ]
Thinai neer kozhukattai
Dessert/Payasam
Thinai Payasam [ Foxtail millet Payasam ]
Thinai payasam
Thinai Paal Payasam 2 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 2 ]
Thinai payasam 2
Thinai Paal Payasam 3 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 3 ]
Thinai payasam 3
Thinai Payasam 4 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 4 ]
Thinai payasam 4
Carrot Thinai Payasam [ Carrot Foxtail millet Payasam ]
Thinai carrot payasam
Thinai Fruit Custard [ Foxtail millet Fruit Custard ]
Thinai fruit custard

Sweet/Sweet Snack/Sweet Tiffin
Thinai Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail millet Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram ]
Thinai sweet paniyaram
Thinai Urundai [ Foxtail millet Balls ]
Thinai Urundai
Thinai Ellu Urundai [ Foxtail millet till ball]
Thinai Ellu urundai
Thinai Pottukadalai Urundai [ Foxtail millet friedgram ball]
Thinai pottukadalai urundai
Thinai sakkarai pongal [ Foxtail millet sweet pongal]
Thinai sakkarai pongal



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