Saturday, June 29, 2013

Foxtail Millet & Mixed Dals Dumplings /Thinai Paruppu Paniyaram

Am trying to reduce adding rice in most of my dishes especially when it comes to our dinner dishes like dosas or pongal. Yep nowadays am making pongal or non fermentation dosas with healthy grains like different millets,oats and cracked wheat. Trust me, we dont miss the rice in our dishes. Few days back, i tried making an interesting dumpling with super healthy foxtail millet aka thinai with mixed dals. This dumplings are just amazing with many nutritional value, serve simply with a shallot chutney makes a wonderful dinner too.

This dumpling batter goes for easy preparation and no fermentation is needed. Just leave the batter in room temperature for an hour and make your dumplings with your paniyaram pan. You can have them either for snacks or for dinner if you dont feel like making your dinner with other stuffs. You can feed easily everyone at home with millets without their knowledge as some wont like to have foods prepared with millets.Sending to my own event CWS-Urad Dal guest hosted by Sowmya of Nivedhanam and to my event Healthy Diet-Diabetic Friendly Recipes.

1cup Foxtail Millet/Thinai arisi
1/2cup Channadal
1/2cup Toor dal
1/2cup Yellow moongdal
1/2cup Urad dal
4nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Fennel seeds
3nos Garlic cloves

Soak the foxtail millet along with all dals for atleast 3 hours.

Grind thesoaked millet and dal with dry red chillies, fennel seeds, garlic cloves with enough water and salt as bit coarse paste.

Keep aside the batter for an hour or two hours in room temperature.

Heat the kuzhi paniyaram pan in medium heat, pour few drops of oil n pour a ladle of the batter.

Put the flame in simmer n cook slowly, turn on both sides until they get well cooked.

Dont cook them in high flame.

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney or onion chutney..


  1. Very healthy recipe.. Paniyaram has come out very well.. I hope no sidde dish is required for these dumplings..

  2. That is indeed a very healthy choice. .gud one Priya.

  3. Yummy and protein packed paniyaram.... looks very delicious....

  4. Love your dumpling recipe....looks so tempting...

  5. Wow.. Looks perfect.. Wud love to have them right away :)

  6. Just brought the Thinnai.. Must try

  7. G'day! never heard of foxtail millet, true!
    Your photo is delightful and thank you for allowing me to learn something new!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  8. Only looking at ur site I know that v can imagine and make these many variety of paniyaram.

  9. very healthy and tempting paniyarams .. looks yumm

  10. yummy and crispy and came out perfect akka

  11. it very good to include all grains.this paniyaram looks so soft and delicious.

    beautiful presentation.

  12. Vadas looks so beautiful! Lovely recipe dear!

  13. never used foxtail millet. your recipes are always so experimental and healthy.

  14. truely delicious and healthy dumplings

  15. Paniyaram looks very delicious and this healthy version.

  16. That sounds healthy & delicious!

  17. Such an interesting recipe, loved the use of foxtail millet.

  18. Very healthy n tempting paniyaram,looks cute too...

  19. this looks like a great afternoon snack

  20. cute paniyarams are surely to steal hearts!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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