Foxtail Millet Payasam / Thinai Payasam

Foxtail Millet Payasam / Thinai Payasam

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Foxtail Millet Payasam / Thinai Payasam:

For the sweet aroma in foxtail millet it suits best for any dessert / sweet dish. This is so true for Foxtail Millet Payasam recipe, which is so easy to make and delicious to taste.

Foxtail Millet Payasam / Thinai Payasam

Millets are the healthy alternatives to Rice. Most of them are Gluten-free. Foxtail millet is rich in Protein, Iron, Calcium & Minerals – Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous. It helps to control Blood sugar & Cholesterol. Foxtail millet can be consumed by people suffering from Diabetes & Gastric problems without any limits. Foxtail millets are said to reduce the risk of Heart Attack and would help in the development of body tissue & improve our energy metabolism. Additionally they are rich in Anti-oxidants too.

Try out this delicious foxtail millet payasam at home and enjoy!


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  • Foxtail millet - 1 glass
  • Jaggery - 2 glasses
  • Coconut - 1/2 or coconut milk - 2 glasses
  • Cashews - 15
  • Ghee - 3 tsp
  • Raisins - 10 (Optional)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp


  • 1. Fry foxtail millet in ghee till you get the aroma from it. Add 6 glasses of water in a cooker, add the fried foxtail millet into it and allow it to boil in medium flame. (I left it for 3 whistles).
  • 2. Take coconut pieces and grind it with about 1.5 glasses of water. Filter the coconut milk and keep it aside. This is the first taken coconut milk.
  • 3. Add one more glass of water to the ground coconut and grind it again. Filter the coconut milk and discard the coconut. This is the second taken coconut milk.
  • 4. Meanwhile, when the pressure is down, add the second taken coconut milk along with powdered jaggery into the boiled foxtail millet and boil it further for about 5 minutes.
  • 5. Add the first taken coconut milk and wait till it comes to boil. Switch off the flame.
  • 6. Take ghee in a fry pan and heat it in medium flame. Add cashews into it and when it turns slightly dark, add raisins into it and switch off the flame.
  • 7. Add this and cardamom powder into the payasam. Mix and serve!

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