Thursday, October 25, 2012

Foxtail Millet, Moongdal & Sweet Corn Chops

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
2tbsp Cornflour
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..

53 comments:

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

ça a l'air délicieux j'adore
bonne soirée

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

How... fast till i didn't today's recipe..to posted for day two.. :))

Lovely preparation.. perfect finger food !!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Though I have heard about thinai, have never had it.. You have made a healthy and delicious chops.. Awesome!!

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Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow brilliant way to add thinai Priya. Looks very yummy.

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

A very smart way of sneaking in millets into food :) love it

divya said... Reply To This Comment

ahaaa...looks absolutely yummy!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

You rock Priya, so many ways to use foxtail millet. Chope look so appetizing.

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely the right snack on a cold wet day. Lovely.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

These chops looks delicious, Foxtail millet is wonderful grain.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious,love to have it!!
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Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

looks so nice and crispy, even though I dont think I have ever seen this kind of millet there, so probably wont be able to get it here

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I know thinai but didn't know the english name. The chops is a neat idea.

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் சுவையான சத்தான் ஸ்நாக்...தினை அரிசியினை ஊரில் அம்மாவும் கூட இப்பொழுதும் எல்லாம் வாங்கி சமைக்கின்றாங்க...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and so perfect with coffee / tea
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting chops with perfect look and shape...yummm..

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

tempting chops priya...I want to have it right now...

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

such a healthy recipe. looks delicious.
wish you and your family a very happy dashami.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks delicious...can never make out what goes into making this delicious looking cutlet or chops as you say

sara's TASTY BUDS said... Reply To This Comment

lovely chops. must try.

SouthIndianHome said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious recipe

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

That's such a wise choice Priya..Admire the versatility you possess dear...Healthy and what a varied recipe..Yum !

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Looking great... Feel like having it now

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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

These chops look really tempting..love to try it

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

WOW. THIS LOOKS YUMM. NEVER HAD IT BEFORE. TOO TEMPTING.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Would be perfect for curd rice... Looks so mouthwatering

thoushaltcook said... Reply To This Comment

They look absolutely stunning.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

I'd like to munch it right now! Good looking chops:)

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting one priya.i too haven't had this grain before.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

looks yum...love it..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

OMG ! Its tempting me asusual...
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Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and innovative idea of making chops...looks delicious..so inviting

VineelaSiva said... Reply To This Comment

The chops are really very inviting.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow innovative appetizer!!! Still searching this millet here...

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow - lovely and easy to make

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

YOu seem to be preparing so many dishes with this ingredient.It is freely available here yet I ue this in a few recipes only. Booked all your thinai recipes to try. Nice chops priya....

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tempting, never had anything with thinai..

Priyas Feast said... Reply To This Comment

appetizing rolls..luv 2 have during cold evenings :)

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

yet another delicious healthy dish

vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 recipe,looks delish...

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! Nice way of adding thenai in to diet. Looks inviting , perfect with tea.

Swasthi said... Reply To This Comment

wow, what a delicious dish Priya!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely chops Priya

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, this looks very inviting !!

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy grain..love it.

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

I've also heard about Thinnai and as you have rightly stated its long forgotten and I need to buy this grain just to make this recipe, it looks awesome.

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely as usual. Want to have a hot bite

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

delicious one..

Reva said... Reply To This Comment

This is just superb Priya..:)
Reva

foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

You're such a creative cook Priya! This is such a new way of making chops , even the idea of adding then as koftas to gravy!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice use of thinai. I am yet to try dishes with thinai. The koftas look so lovely..

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect evening snack Priya and I love the use of foxtail millet!

Srivalli Jetti said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting way to make a snack Priya, would love to dig in!

♥Aps♥ said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard about foxtail... but even after seing the pics i dont get wht it is!
I feel i must go i search of it soon and prepare this!