When Lord Murugan went to Valli's hut in the guise of an old man to marry her, he fell in love with Valli's beauty and gave her Foxtail millet flour and honey. Foxtail Millet rice is one of the varieties of rice that has been in our circulation since ancient times. Foxtail Millet is one of the forgotten cereals that we can use to prepare many dishes like Pongal, pudding, uppuma, sorghum. Foxtail Millet pudding is nutritious and even tasty.
It is rich in fibre content and minerals like protein, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc. Enriched with vitamin B 6, it helps in the regulation of the healthy nervous system. It helps to control blood sugar levels and is known for its low glycaemic index.
Recipe & Cooking Method
Recipe: Thinai Rice Kichadi
Thinai rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Carrot, beans, Onion, ginger, garlic finely chopped
Cinnamon - 1 small piece.
Ghee to paste
1. Wash the rice and 2 cups of water and soak it for 30 minutes.
2. Pressure cook it adding salt and beans & carrot up to 6 whistles.
3. Add Cinnamon.
4. Heat a Pan, Sautee onion, ginger and garlic for a while and add to the cooked rice and mix it well.
5. Add Ghee to the taste and serve it hot with coconut chutney.
* Thinnai uppuma
* Sweet payasam
* Thinnai with honey ( Prasadam for lord muruga )
* Thinnai adirasam
* Diabetic diet chapati
* Thinnai spicy Pongal
* Tasty laddu
* Thinnai payasam
- What is foxtail millet made of?
Foxtail millet, scientific name Setaria italica (synonym Panicum italicum L.), is an annual grass grown for human food. It is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most grown millet species in Asia.
§ Does eating foxtail millet increase weight?
Eating Foxtail Millet in the form of sprouts helps fight diseases such as osteoporosis and could reduce risk of fracture. Weight loss: Foxtail contains Tryptophan – an amino acid which gets digested at a slower rate, thus keeping one away from consuming extra calories in their diet.
§ What is Foxtail used for?
It is also eaten as a cereal food in Asia and Eastern Europe and is used as a livestock feed elsewhere. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) has small pointed seeds. It is grown for hay in North America and Western Europe, and it is an important food crop in China and other Asian countries.
§ Does foxtail millet have protein?
Foxtail millet is a rich source of protein, dietary fibre and when cooked with an array of vegetables, the nutritional content gets enhanced
100 grams of Foxtail millet contains 12 g of moisture, 351 calories, 11.2 g of protein, 4 g of total fat, 63.2 g of carbohydrate and 6.7 g of crude fibre. It grants 803 g of isoleucine, 1764 g of leucine, 103 g of tryptophan, 328 g of threonine, 233 g of lysine, 0.6 mg of thiamine, 63.2 g of carbohydrate, 2.8 mg of iron, 11.2 mg of protein, 3.2 mg of niacin, 4 g of lipid fat, 0.1 mg of riboflavin and 31 mg of calcium
Product Name: Foxtail Millet/Thinai
Details: Foxtail Millet/Thinai
Ingredients: Foxtail Millet/Thinai
Brand: Delta Foods
Weight: 500 Gm
Materail Feature: Vegeterian
Package Weight: 505 Gm