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Foxtail millet has been used in our food from the time immemorial. There is an evidence in our ancient poems and literature about the usage of Foxtail millet. In Tamil, it is named as THINAI. It is the  favorite grain for Lord Muruga and Shri Valli. 
Like all the little millets, this is also having low glycemic index and many nutrients and dietary fiber. Foxtail millets are cheaper than any other rice and other grains. They are low in fat and rich in many minerals and nutrients. The foxtail millet is a  perfect filling meal. It has iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and carbohydrates. it doesn't have sugar in any form. Consuming organic Thinai /foxtail millet is overall good for health since it is free of pesticide remains. Reducing the risk of heart attack: Helps in weight loss. High antioxidants. Reduces gastric problems.

How to make Thinai plain meal?
Simple to make. It is a delicious meal when combined with sambar/rasam/curd/buttermilk, I am sure it will make you a millet lover.


Corn is known by scientific name called Zea mays.  This moniker reflects its traditional name as maize. In the amazing yellow corn , antioxidant carotenoids beneficial for eyes are present in high amounts. It is a high source of dietary fiber and gives the chewing satisfaction. As it is a good source of carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, yellow corn promotes eye health. it is moreover a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, it is considered as a  whole food or complete food. Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, lowering hypertension and prevention of heart ailments, good for skin, hair, and total body health.

Now we are getting ready to make a delicious delicacy now using this corn kernels.
Corn kernels two cups Salt to taste Black pepper one spoon Red chilly powder half spoon Asafoetida a generous pinch Curry leaves few  Bellary onion fine pieces Cilantro leaves half cup Sesame oil to stir fry
Pressure cook the corn with ears for three whistle…