It has been ages I tasted Thinai Urundai Foxtail Millet Ladoo . 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. Ingredients for Thinai Urundai Foxtail Millet Ladoo
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
Thinai Urundai Foxtail Millet Ladoo 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).
- Put 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 u 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 u know the nutritious value in both.
- In the first display picture I added more honey to suit my kids like peda, the below picture is the authentic thinai ladoo.
- Can sprinkle milk and add few coconut pieces 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 🙂