Foxtail millet / Thinai is my favorite millet. I love varagu too. Because these millets can be made into anything and they taste just great. I never miss my rice when i eat them, because these both taste like rice. Specially this kozhukattai tasted like my mom's chambara kozhukattai. I have already posted a kuthiraivali tomato upma. This is my another addition to my millet list.
You can check my other millet recipes too..
This kozhukattai taste great as it is..But you can serve it with any chutneys...Will share another version of this by adding lots of veggies in them..
Give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 2 to 3
Thinai / Foxtail Millet - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chilli - 1 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 chopped finely
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely
Heat oil in a pan, Add in mustard, urad dal and cumin seeds, add curry leaves as well and let it splatter.
Add in onions, chillies and saute for a min.
Add in carrots and cook for couple of mins.
Add in thinai and stir well. Add water, salt and bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 mins till it is cooked.
Add coconut and coriander leaves and mix well. Let this cool a little.
Now shape it into balls and place it in a steamer. Steam cook for 8 to 10 mins.
|take all your ingredients|
|heat oil in a pan|
|add seasoning ingredients|
|add curry leaves if you have|
|add onions, carrots and chillies|
|bring it to a boil|
|cover and simmer|
|now it is cooked|
|add in coriander leaves|
|take some of this|
|shape it into ball|
|place in a steamer|
|steam cook till done|