Foxtail millet is one of the forgotten grains cooked earlier in some part of Tamilnadu and this is called as 'Thinai' in tamil, its offered to Lord Muruga as prasadam. Millet flour mixed with honey is often offered to this god. There is a wonderful story behind this offerings and its a custom to give this millet flour mixed with honey as prasadhams to the devotees.
Earlier this grain's flour is eaten for breakfast by the farmers before leaving to their work, but this grain is completely forgotten in our cuisine nowadays.Since i heard lot about this grain i coudnt stop myself getting them from the nearby organic store and started cooking once a week now.This grain is known as Korralu in Telugu, Kangni in Hindi and Navane in Kannada. Even now in some part of Andhra, people cooks this grain as like rice and have them with curries.This grain is completely versatile as like quinoa so that you can mix and cook as anything with anything.
For the second day of blogging marathon, as my theme is cooking with moongdal i quickly prepared this crispy chops with cooked millet,cooked yellow split moongdal and sweet corns as chops for evening snacks. You can also use this chops as koftas for making a delicious gravy. Serve this chops with ketchup,everyone at home will definitely enjoy this wonderful crispy beauties.I shallow fried my chops, if you want them more crispy you can deep fry them.Check out the other marathoners running this 21st edition of blogging marathon here.Am sending this chops to my own event Healthy Diet- Healthy Finger Food guest hosted by Preeti of Isingcakes.
1/2cup Foxtail millet (cooked))
1/2cup Yellow split moongdal (cooked)
3nos Potatoes (cooked & mashed)
1/4cup Sweet corn
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1/2tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Amchur powder
Breadcrumbs (for crust)
Oil for deep frying
Take the cooked millet,cooked moongdal,sweetcorn,mashed potatoes, garam masala powder,amchur powder with enough salt in a bowl and mix everything well.
Meanwhile heat few drops of oil,saute the onions,green chillies together until the onions turns transculent.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and cook for few minutes until the raw smell goes away.
Add the sauteed onions to the millet-moongdal mixture and mix everything well.
Roll them as oval and keep side.
Make a paste with corn flour and water,dip the rolled chops to the cornflour paste and roll well over the bread crumbs.
Keep this chops in fridge for an hour..
Heat enough oil for shallow frying, fry the chops in small batches until they turns golden brown.
Enjoy with ketchup or any hot sauce..