On 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.
Thinai Thaen Urundai Recipe – Ingredients
Foxtail Millet/Thinai Arisi – 1/2 Cup
Honey – 1/8 Cup
Ghee – 1 tsp
1.Measure and wash foxtail millet twice or thrice.2.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.
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.4.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.5.Mix ghee well with the flour. Leave it for 5 mins to cool down completely. Then add honey.6.Mix well and shape them into shiny laddoos.
- 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.
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
For diet conscious people can ghee be replaced with olive oil or can ghee be avoided?
@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.
Can this be given to toddlers? My DD is 18 months old.
If you have already introduced all millets, then you can give