Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thinai Adai - Thinai Arisi Adai - Foxtail Millet Adai - Millet Recipes - Healthy Dinner Recipes

Its been a long time since I posted any recipe.  Hardly I could manage to find any time these days. Evenings are totally busy with my lil one and his homeworks, whereas daytime and late nights are totally dedicated for my Jewelleries. Thats my new venture for the past two years, ViJosDesignerBangles . Check out the collections if interested! And, very Happy to come back again :-). Nowadays, millets play an equal role in my kitchen. The best part is, millets can be substituted for rice and wheat in most recipes. Millets are highly nutritious and gluten free, they are easily digestible. Hence can be had for both breakfast and dinner. Today's recipe is going to be Thinai Adai. Thinai is known as Foxtail Millet in English, Kangni in Hindi, Korra in Telugu, Navane in Kannada and Thina in Malayalam. This adai is made using millets and lentils, so it is rich in protein, full of fiber and highly nutritious. Try making this and I am sure it will become one of the regular preparations in your house too. Now, to the recipe!

Thinai arisi/foxtail millet - 1 cup
Channa dal/kadalai paruppu - 1/2 cup
Tur dal/thuvaram paruppu - 1/2 cup
Whole Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 3-4
Hing and salt as per taste
Oil for making adai


Wash and soak the dals together for 3-4 hours. Grind it along with hing, red chillies and salt as we grind for regular Adai dosa. The consistency of the batter should not be too thick or too thin.

Preparing the adai dosa

Heat a tawa, (check by sprinkling water to see if the tawa is hot enough to pour the batter) pour a ladle full of adai batter and spread it in a circular motion just as you do for regular dosas.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai. Once it is cooked, the corners will start lifting up. Flip it over to the other side. Drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil and cook well.

Remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney of your choice or with Avial.


You can also add finely chopped onions, green chillies, 1-2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves to the Thinai Adai batter to make it more delicious.