August 04, 2014

Thinai Adai (Foxtail Millet Adai)

Foxtail millet has been consumed since the sangam period in Tamil Nadu. This tasty, crispy Adai is a healthy choice for sumptuous breakfast due to its low glycaemic level..


Thinai                -  1 cup(Foxtail milet)

Tuvar Dal          - 1/2 cup

Channa dal        - 1/2 cup

Urad dal            - 2 tablespoons

Red Chillies      - 8

Asafoetida        -  a pinch

Curry leaves     -  few


Soak thinai, tuvar dal , channa dal and urad dal together for 3 to 4 hours along with red chillies. 
Grind it coarsely like usual adai batter with required salt. Do not grind into a smooth paste. 
Now add  asafoetida, curry leaves and mix well. Heat a dosa tava and smear oil. Pour the batter and spread in circular motion. 
Cook on both sides with required oil and remove from tawa. 
Serve hot with chutney of your choice. 
Best combination for adai is aviyal. 
You can also have it with jaggery or ginger chutney.

Note: You can even add grated coconut or finely chopped cabbage.

Also Check out our healthy Recipes of Millet Dosa, Instant Oats Dosa and Mouth watering 3 Taste Oothappam!!