Thinai Dosa or Foxtail millet dosa is a healthy option for regular dosa. This is super delicious and is easy to make as well.
Thinai Dosa Recipe
I always wanted to post recipes using whole grains like millet, kambu and stuffs like that, I always buy them when i go for shopping but keeps forgetting about them. And finally they will get spoiled and i throw them away. Last time when i was shopping i bought these and as soon as i reach home i got into action, before i forget. I made a dosa batter out of this.
About this Recipe
Thinai, or foxtail millet, is an annual grass grown for human consumption. It is the second-most planted millet species and the most grown millet species in Asia. Foxtail millets are high in iron and calcium, which helps to keep bones and muscles healthy. It aids the bodys calcium and phosphorus requirements in the fight against
brittle bones, inflammation, osteoporosis, arthritis, and spondylitis. The protein, fat, and fibre content of the formulated foxtail and barnyard millet products were higher than that of the rice products. Thus, the current study concluded that foxtail millet and barnyard millet have higher nutritive value than rice and have the potential to be used in traditional food products.
It is so easy to make but ridiculously healthy for you. It really calls for simple ingredients. But the end product is so worth it.
Ingredients for Thinai Dosai :
Fox Millet / Thinai :
Fox Millet or Thinai has a natural, bitter-tasting coating called saponin, which must be removed before cooking. Once cooked, millet can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Millet, unlike other grains, becomes solid and dry when cold and must be broken up and reheated before use.
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Thinai Dosa Recipe | Foxtail Millet Dosa Recipe
- Fox Millet / Thinai - 1 cup
- Rice - 1 cup
- Urad dal / Ulundu - ½ cup
- Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - ½ tsp
- Take millet, rice in a bowl and wash well. Now soak this water for 6 hours.
- Take dal and fenugreek in a bowl and wash well. Now soak this water for 6 hours.
- Now take dal and fenugreek in a blender and make into a fine paste by adding some water. pour that into a container.
- Same way add rice and millet and make into a smooth paste by adding some water. Pour that into the same container.
- Add salt to this and mix well.
- Let this ferment for 8 hours.
- Now mix well again.
- Heat a tawa and make dosa out of it. Drizzle oil and cook for a min. Flip over and cook on other side too.
- Serve immediately with chutney.
Thinai Dosa Step by Step
Supet healthy dosa...
Lavanya T R
Delicious dosas Aarthi
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Crystal in Texas
Hi Aarthi! Those dosa look so good, makes me hungry just to see them. I do have a question about the rice...what kind is it? I have white & brown basmati but the rice looks to be different than them. I'm really enjoying your blog as Indian food is one of my, if not the most, favorite kind of food to eat! I look forward to reading your posts and watching your videos...thanks!
very healthy dosa .Thanks for sharing.
@Crystal in Texas We use normal ponni(a brand) rice for this, it is readily available here. But you can use white basmati rice for this.
Hai Aarthy , Can you post your place as i wanted to refer your recipe with your name and place .
@AnonymousI am from nagercoil
Can't we use idly rice.
@Anonymousu can use any rice
Can we use idly rice
@Anonymousyes u can use idly rice
Where do u get millets in nagercoil?
I'm nearby Ponnappa nadar colony. I couldn't find any shops here?
@Anonymousi buy it from lynns and rajas mall
yesterday i tried this dosa...came out so soft & tasty...tanQ 🙂