Monday, 3 October 2016


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.

Let us rediscover the cooking methods of Thinai/Foxtail millet.


Foxtail millet 250 gms

Adequate water


No need to soak this millet.  Wash and add adequate water and pressure cook with three whistles.
Simmer for two minutes. Switch off the flame .Wait until the entire pressure releases.



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