Thinai Varattiyathu Recipe / Sweet Millet Recipe - Foxtail Millet Recipes

I made karupatti mittai on the same day when i made thaen mittai. I had some leftover karupatti syrup. I wanted to use that and make a healthy sweet. I found some foxtail millet lying in the fridge. So decided to make a healthy sweet using that. When i tasted it, it was so yummy and you know it is good for you..So another addition to my cooking with millet series.

I also made banana flower vadai on that day and we had a great evening. So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4


Thinai / Foxtail Millet - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cup + 1/4 cup
Karupatti / Palm Sugar - 3/4 cup grated ( You can use jaggery / gur)
Water - 1/4 cup 
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cashews - 1 tblspn
Kishmish / Sultanas - 1 tblspn
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp


Heat 1 tsp oil in a pressure cooker, add the thinai and roast for a min. Add in water and pressure cook for 6 whistle. Simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

Now take karupatti in a sauce pan, add in 1/4 cup of water and heat it till melted. Now strain it and set aside.

Heat 1 tblspn ghee in a pan, add in the nuts and saute till it turns light golden. Remove it to a plate.

Now in the same pan. Take the cooked thinai in a pan, add in the karupatti liquid mix well. Heat this and cook till the mix gets thick.

Add in cardamom powder, nuts and remaining ghee. Mix well.

Serve warm.

This is how karupatti looks like, you can use jaggery / gur

Take it in a sauce pan

add in water

Heat till it is melted

strain it


take your other ingredients

This is how thinai / foxtail millet looks likes

heat some ghee

add in millet

roast for few mins

add in water

pressure cook

now it is all cooked

heat some ghee

add some nuts and kishmish

remove it to a bowl

in the same pan, add in cooked millet

pour in jaggery liquid

heat well

now it will get thick

once it reaches this stage

add in fried nuts

drizzle some ghee

some cardamom powder

mix well


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