Foxtail Millet Honey Laddoo | Thinai Thaen Laddu | Thaenum Thinayum

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How to make Thinai Thean Laddu Step-1On behalf of Father’s day(June 19, 2016), this special sweet post is for dads-to-be. Dad is a real hero for every child. Being a “Dad” makes a Man Responsible and Lovable to the core..

Hearty Father’s day wishes to all my readers. Click here to view foods to be included and avoided by Dads-to-be.

Zinc-rich Foxtail Millet(Thinai) is highly recommended for dads-to-be.

Pregnant ladies shall have 1 or 2 laddoos and not more as thinai generates heat.

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Thinai Thaen Urundai Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Drying Time : 30 mins
Makes : 11 Laddoo | Suits: 2+ Years babies and whole family

Foxtail Millet/Thinai Arisi – 1/2 Cup
Honey – 1/8 Cup
Ghee – 1 tsp


1.Measure and wash foxtail millet twice or thrice.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -12.Drain water and spread in a muslin cloth and let it dry under fan for half an hour. Once thinai is not so wet(It could still have moisture in it), put it in a pan.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -2

3.Dry roast until nice aroma arises. It changes color slightly. But make sure not to burn it. After frying, let it cool down in a plate.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -34.Once cooled, grind it in mixie. It won’t grind to smooth powder. But still, make it as fine as possible. In a mixing bowl, add melted ghee to powdered thinai.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -45.Mix ghee well with the flour. Leave it for 5 mins to cool down completely. Then add honey.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -56.Mix well and shape them into shiny laddoos.How to make Thinai Thean Urundai -6

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  • My laddoos were more greasy to hold perfect shape. You shall reduce honey if you are more concerned with the shape. But, the taste was perfect!
  • I actually used 1/2 tbsp ghee. But 1 tsp should suffice.
  • You shall fry cashew bits in ghee and add instead of plain ghee.
  • Do not add honey when the flour/ghee mix is hot/warm. It might become chewy.
  • The texture of flour changes the taste of laddoo. I don’t prefer coarse ground ones.
  • You shall use store-bought millet flour too. In such case, ghee roast(just few drops) millet flour and proceed.

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Nutritional Benefits

Foxtail Millet(Thinai) – Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, Folates, Proteins, Fiber, Vitamins B & E
Honey – Protein, Vitamins B&C, Folates, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and other minerals


2 Responses to Foxtail Millet Honey Laddoo | Thinai Thaen Laddu | Thaenum Thinayum

  1. Anonymous says:

    For diet conscious people can ghee be replaced with olive oil or can ghee be avoided?

    • Shyamala says:

      @Anonymous, Ghee is just for an added flavour and it can be skipped for adults. Just honey will be sufficient for sweetness and to hold the shape.

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