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Thinai Adai - Foxtail millet Adai - Millet recipes - Healthy breakfast, dinner recipes - diet recipes

Another grain based dish. I love to try anything and everything which is grain based. After hearing so much about Thinai I brought it and first item I tried with that is Adai. I thought it is easier to try it out as it also has dhals in it and difficult to go wrong. To my surprise it came out very well. In fact my kids like this over normal adai

Thinai (foxtail millet) - 1 cup
Bengal gram dhal  - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Moong dhal (split yellow dhal) - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 3-4
Salt to taste
Ginger - 1inch
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 10
Coriander leaves / cilantro - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Coconut gratings - 2 tablespoon
Oil as needed for cooking


Wash & Soak thinai separately, all dhals together for 2-3 hours. Grind it to slightly coarse paste together with red chillies, ginger, Coconut gratings, Onion, salt and curry leaves.
Add coriander leaves. Mix well. Heat flat pan and pour laddle full of batter and spread it outwards to get small round ada. Sprinkle oil around it. Let it cook in medium flame. Turn it over and cook on the other side

Serve hot with sambar and chutney. Enjoy it

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  1. I love adai with avial and this one made with thinnai makes it more healthy.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  2. Diabetic friendly healthy breakfast.

  3. wow healthy and delicious breakfast...

  4. love this very healthy super duper adai...

  5. Not sure about thinai and if its available over here. Maybe it is but with a different name. This adai will be a hit with my other half. Its perfectly made.

  6. wow..looking so crispy and yummy..healthy way to eat our favorite food...

  7. looks delicious...

  8. I Where can I buy thinnai and what is it called in English or Hindi.

  9. What is thinnai called in English or Hindi and where can I buy it.


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