Foxtail Millet Dumplings | Thinai Pidi Kozhukkattai

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Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai 1Thinai kozhukkattai will just melt in your mouth. Let Ganesha and your family eat healthy & tasty, sweet & soft Foxtail Millet dumplings this year. Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi(05-Sep-2016) to all my readers.

Thinai is given as prasadham in Lord Murugan Temples. This time, let Pillayaar and his devotees too enjoy healthy thinai in the form of kozhukkattai.

I made 3 mini kozhukkattais to suit my banana-shaped erasers and coconut-miniature contained gozhu thaamboolam. Finally, a banana leaf cut to suit these minis… 😉

Today(Sep-01-2016), my little princess turns four 🙂 Glad to publish a divine sweet post to share the happiness…

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Thinai Pidi Kozhukkattai Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 13 | Suits: 12+ Months babies and whole family

Foxtail Millet Flour/Thinai Maavu – 1/2 Cup
Jaggery/Vellam – 1/3 Cup
Grated Coconut – 1/3 cup
water – 3/4 cup
ghee – 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1 pinch
Dry ginger powder – 1 pinch
Salt – 1 pinch


1.Grate jaggery and add water till immersing level. Add a generous pinch of cardamom(Aelam) powder.How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-1a2.Add dry ginger(sukku) powder and let it boil well. Once it nicely bubbles up, filter for impurities.How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-1b3.In another kadaai, pour the filtered jaggery syrup and let it boil again. Once it thickens, add grated coconut.How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-14.Add ghee and a small pinch of salt. Then add foxtail millet flour and mix well for few minutes until it absorbs water and forms klukkattai flour consistency. How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-25.Switch off heat and let it become warm or cool. Pinch a small portion, roll like a ball and press with fingers against the palm to make pidi kozhukkattai.How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-36.Pour some water in idli maker and place kolukkattai in place of idli. Steam cook for 10 minutes.How to make Foxtail Millet Thinai kolukkattai step-4Delicious and soft thinai kozhukkattais are ready !!!


  • Click here to know how to prepare Foxtail Millet Flour/Thinai Maavu at home.
  • If your jaggery is less sweet, you can use 1/2 cup(equal to flour measure).
  • Water measurement might vary from 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup depending on how your flour absorbs water. If you feel more greasy even after sauteing for several minutes, you shall add lil flour to bring to kolukkattai flour consistency.
  • You shall use Modak-maker to shape as I used for kambu kolukkattai.

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Nutritional Benefits

Foxtail Millet(Thinai) – Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, Folates, Proteins, Fiber, Vitamins B & E
Jaggery – Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Selenium, Folates, Vitamin B
Coconut – Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B&C, Fiber & good fats


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