Friday, July 18, 2014

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe - Thinai Kichadi | Easy Millet Recipes

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

Kichadi is my favorite so wanted to try millet kichadi and thinai  was my choice.This millets khichdi is a very nutrious meal by itself with millets and vegetables added so make it for breakfast or for lunch it is quite filling and healthy too.

We had it for breakfast with coconut chutney and maavathal kuzhambu(recipe coming up soon) , it was tasty with all the veggies and I now know another way to sneak in veggies for me to eat :)

You can have it with tomato chutney / red coconut chutney too.

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

Thinai Kichadi Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Thinai (Foxtail Millet) - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big chopped finely
Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Carrot - 1 small finely chopped
Peas - 1/8 cup
Beans - 1/8 cup finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Coriander leaves - to garnish(I didnt use)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green Chilli - 1 slitted


  1. Rinse thinai and soak it in water for 20mins,Set aside.Heat oil in a pressure cooker - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it crackle then add onion and ginger garlic paste.How to make millet idiyappam - Step1
  2. Add tomatoes and saute till raw smell leaves then add the veggies along with turmeric powder and required salt, saute for 2mins.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step2
  3. Drain water from the thinai and add it along with veggies, give a quick mix.Add water and pressure cook for 3 whistles in low medium flame.Once pressure releases open and fluff it.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step3
Serve hot / warm.

My Notes:

  • If you are using any other millet no need to presoak the millet just add it directly.
  • I used 2 cups of water but if you want more fluffy kichadi then use 1.5 cups.
  • You can even add 2 tbsp moong dal along with the millet for extra flavour.
  • I haven't added any cashews but you can add it if you prefer to add.
  • Serve hot as it might get dried easily.
  • You can add a tsp of lemon juice at the last.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves finally.
Thinai Kichadi

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I like your recipes a lot ..I tried many recipes from here...i get so many appreciations .many thanks for such wonderful recipes.can we omit ginger
    garlic and add garam masala in the recipe?

  2. Millets are raining in blogosphere. I also planned to post the same today, but a simple recipe.

  3. super healthy and filling meal...looks so inviting and delicious!

  4. Very healthy and nice khicadi. U did it well

  5. Thank you for the recipe. I made this last night and my family loved it.

  6. Tried this easy recipe for dinner. We enjoyed it. Will surely recommend to friends who intend to try millets. Thanks!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...