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