It has been ages I tasted Thinai Urundai Foxtail Millet Laddu. Recently I got this millet in Korean super market and from that day calling my grandma and Aunt to know about this thinai maavu/ladoo recipe. While talking with my grandma
she told that she had own cultivated sample millet thinai and 2 years back she used it during my cousins marriage. Yup this is a traditional recipe we make it particularly during any girls related functions like Puberty (Age Attending)/Marriage/Seemantham (Baby Shower) etc. Actually I forgot how it looks with husk, so I googled and found the picture here. Even amma/grandma everyone describing it with husk, they soak the husked millet for few hours then using stone pestle (Ulaikai/Ural) remove the husk. But I explained and showed the fine processed millet in skype, then what they suggested is today’s recipe finally 🙂 This foxtail millet ladoos are great neivedhyam for Lord Muruga with honey even today I prepared this laddus with pure honey.
Thinai Urundai Foxtail Millet Laddu Preparation
- Dry roast the millets for 5-7mins in medium to high flame till it attains nice aroma (Pic 1).
- Allow to cool and grind to fine/coarse powder (Pic 1).
- If using regular sugar, powder along with millet itself.
- In a kadai/pan add ghee and roast the nuts till golden brown.
- In the same pan add the powdered millet flour, cardamom powder and mix well for 1min, just the ghee flavor to spread all over the flour (Pic 2).
- Turn off the stove and allow to cool them before adding 3 tbsp of honey, mix well (Pic 3).
- Don’t add honey when flour mixture is warm, this makes the ladoo chewy.
- If you want you can increase honey or Powdered white/brown sugar right now.
- Make lemon sized balls out of it as shown in Pic 4.
- Tastes similar to rava ladoo but hope you know the nutritious value in both.
- And the authentic Thenum Thinaiyum / Millet Laddu is ready in minutes.
Thinai/Foxtail millet – 1 and 1/2 Cups
Honey – 1/4 Cup Plus 1 or 2tsp (Replace with Regular Sugar)
Cardamom Powder- 1 Tbsp (Usually powder with white sugar)
Ghee – 1 Tbsp (you can use more :-))
Cashew nuts- 2 Tbsp
- Can sprinkle milk and add few coconut pieces or shredded coconut fried in ghee too but has to be consumed within 2 days.
- The above preparation with honey can be kept in room temp for 4-5 Days.
- Making fine or coarse powder is up to your desire, I made it to fine powder 🙂
- Thinai/Foxtail millet – 1 and 1/2 Cups
- Honey – 1/4 Cup Plus 1 or 2 tsp Replace with Jaggery/Sugar
- Cardamom Powder- 1 Tbsp I Usually powder with sugar
- Ghee – 1 Tbsp you can use more 🙂
- Cashew Nuts- 2 Tbsp
Dry roast the millets for 5-7mins in medium to high flame till it attains nice aroma (Pic 1).
Allow to cool and grind to fine/coarse powder (Pic 1).
If using regular sugar, powder after powdering millets (in the same processor).
In a kadai/pan add ghee and roast the nuts till golden brown.
In the same pan add the powdered millet flour, cardamom powder and mix well for 1min, just the ghee flavor to spread all over the flour.
Turn off the stove and allow to cool them before adding 3 tbsp of honey, mix well.
Don’t add honey when flour mixture is warm, this makes the ladoo chewy.
If you want you can increase honey or powdered sugar right now.
Make lemon sized balls out of it.
Tastes similar to rava ladoo but hope you know the nutritious value in both.
And the authentic Thenum Thinaiyum / Thinai Urundai is ready in minutes.
Thanks for the feedback tkchandr, glad you liked it, keep trying my recipes!!!
My mom prepared it.the taste was too good.
authentic recipe…Good Job
New and looks yummy. Thx for linking.
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looks so delicious…
Thanks for sharing with the event
beautiful looking laddoos! I liked the fact that you used honey here! makes it healthy.
super healthy food 🙂 great for kids too..
Healthy guilt free dessert.. Yummy..
It looks simply delicious.
WOW!!! very healthy, parkavae supera irukku. Wish to have some.
Delicious, and healthy traditional recipe. Need to try.
Mouthwatering n healthy ladoos…
I have never tried this before….looks yummm…
its been ages i tasted this healthy n delicious urandai…looks very tempting…nice presentation Sangee!
wow..the glossy ones looks like peda..Delicious,i haven't tried these,new to me:)
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mouthwatering 🙂 literally so good
super tempting and inviting….
Love this ever… I have tasted this very long time in my home town Salem…
Very healthy urundai… Will try soon
Had it long back at Murugan temple, love the way how you rolled them prefectly.Send me a parcel sis.WOuld love to get it from you.
nice presentation dear.. well made..
Never had these but the tempting click is speaking thousand words
wow superb one akka… its my most favorite but i had it in dry powder form instead of ladoo… its very famous in Palani Temple, they provide as Prasatham…
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akka your thinai mavvu makes me drooling…………
wow looks so yummy!!! nice presentation!!!!