Monday, September 30, 2013

Thinai Payasam

#ThinaiPayasam : #Millet are highly nutritious and non acid forming foods. Millet are rich in minerals like phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and iron. They release lesser glucose into blood stream over a longer period of time compared to polished rice. So millet is suitable for diabetic patients.

#Thinai is known as #FoxtailMillet in English. The botanical name is Setaria italica, formerly as Panicum italicum. Other names are German millet, Italian millet, Chinese millet and Hungarian millet. In ancient days Tamils consumed gruel prepared with thinai flour and other foods like kali, koozh also made.

Here let us see how to prepare payasam from thinai - foxtail millet.

Thinai Payasam [ Foxtail millet Payasam ]

Ingredients :
Thinai ( Foxtail millet )                     : 1/4 cup

Thinai [ Foxtail millet ]

Jaggary                                          : 1/4 cup ( adjust )
Kismis                                           : 10 t0 12

To grind :
Coconut scrap                      : 1 1/2 tblsp
Khus khus                            : 1/2 tsp
Cardamom                            : 2
Nutmeg                                : a small piece

Method :
Soak thinai for 4 hours.

Grind coconut, khuskhus, cardamom and nutmeg into a fine paste and keep aside.
Then grind thinai nicely and transfer into a vessel.

Keep vessel with thinai batter on a stove.
Maintain flame at SIM position.
Keep stirring till it attains porridge consistency.

Now add jaggary and mix well to dissolve.
Then add ground coconut paste.

Allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Garnish with roasted kismis.

Thinai Payasam [ Foxtail millet Payasam ]

Now thinai payasam is ready to enjoy.

Other Related Recipes :
Thinai Paal Payasam 2 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 2 ] Thinai Paal Payasam 3 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 3 ] Thinai Payasam 4 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 4 ]

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