Tuesday 15 March 2016

Thinai Idiyappam / Millet Idiyappam / Foxtail Millet String Hoppers / திணை இடியாப்பம்

When I received a packet of foxtail millet flour / Thinai mavu from my mom; I planned to try something healthy ,easy and especially tasty.  I found this recipe from Indian kitchen; made Thinai Idiyappam with slight changes in Ingredients according my preference. It came out very tasty and soft.

I have  added rice flour along with thinai flour to give softness to this dish.  
With the left over thinai idiyappam I made tomato egg sevai for dinner and my kids just love it. 

Try to include millets in your daily routine for a healthy living.

Serving suggestions:
For Vegetarians:
Mixed Vegetable Stew / Vegetable Stew - Kerala Style, Potato Kurma, Coconut Chutney ( with Red Chilli and Garlic)
Non - Vegetarians:
Mutton kulambu, Chicken Kulambu, Fish Moilee

35 mins
Recipe for Thinai Idiyappam
Recipe type: Tiffin item 
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 approximately


Thinai flour - 1 cup ( I used to store bought)
Home made / store bought Idiyappam flour - ½ cup
Water - 1 ½ (amount of water will vary according to the quality of flour)
Salt - to taste
Oil - for greasing
(If you are using plain rice flour, roast it slightly before using it for preparing Idiyappam)


Dry roast the flour till the aroma rises. Keep aside and allow to cool. 

 In a wide bowl, add roasted thinai flour, rice flour and salt.  Mix well.
Heat 1½ cup of water, when it starts boiling remove from the flame and slowly add it to the flour mixture.

Mix with the wooden spatula, till it forms a soft dough.
(you can use your hands to make the dough; when the heat is bearable).
Add small portion of dough in the idiyappam press.

Press the dough in the circular motion into the greased idli plate.

Steam it for 5 to 10 minutes. Once it is done; remove from the plate and serve hot.
Your healthy Idiyappam is ready to eat. Enjoy with your favourite accompaniments.                                        
Thinai Sweet Idiyappam

This sweet idiyappam is very tasty and easy to maake. Just scramble the idiyappam,add cardamom powder, sugar and grated coconut; mix well. It is now ready to eat.
You can make many varieties using the leftover idiyappam by adding different flavours and seasonings.
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