FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

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Todays’ post is a guest post from Mrs.Ramya who is a vlogger at Taste Of South India. Wondering why a guest post now?  It’s fourth blog anniversary of Kitchen Kathukutty and I had extended invites for guest recipes. Ramya was kind enough to accept my invite and provided me with a mind-blowing recipe. We met through social media and we became close as our thoughts on healthy living and mindful eating matched. Words just can’t describe her efforts, so please visit her channel to know the wonders she has created. A huge round of applause and lots of thank for this recipe :)If you a beginner in baking please read this before attempting.It is a complete guide to baking for beginners.

Foxtail Millet Cookies Recipe|Thinai Biscuits:

Over to Ramya

I am feeling very glad to be here in this awesome blog of healthy recipes Kitchen Kathukutty.I was very excited when Kalyani asked to do a guest post on her blog. Thank u Kalyani for this wonderful opportunity. Here let’s see healthy recipe made from our very own traditional millet, whole wheat and powdered jaggery.”Foxtail Millet Cookies Recipe|Thinai Biscuits”

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

This recipe is made with an equal quantity of millet and wheat flour along with jaggery, coconut and butter. When it comes to sweet, I personally like foxtail millet (Thinai) out of all millet varieties because of the unique taste thinai gives when mixed with jaggery and coconut. thinai sweet puttu with coconut is my all time favourite millet food.

Foxtail millet / Thinai is a gluten gluten-free grain packed with vitamins and minerals. This has a low glycemic index and high in antioxidants. Foxtail millets are rich in Lutein and zeaxanthin which helps to keep good eye health. There are three varieties of thinai or foxtail millet…white thinai, black thinai and yellow thinai. The yellow variety is what we get easily in the market these days.

Foxtail Millet Cookies Recipe|Thinai Biscuits:

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

Ingredients:

  • Powdered Jaggery / Naatusakkarai – 3/4 cup (75 grams)
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Butter (room temperature) – 50 grams
  • Foxtail Millet Flour – 1/2 cup (50 grams)
  • Wheat Flour – 1/2 cup (50 grams)
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Pink Salt – a pinch
  • Coconut(desiccated) – 1/2 cup approx (40 grams)
  • Milk or Coconut milk to bind the flour
  • Coconut(desiccated) – 2 tbsp for dipping

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

Let’s see step by step process here:

1. Wash and soak foxtail millet for an hour.

2.Filter the water and dry in shade for 20 minutes

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

3. When the grains still have some moisture left, grind to a fine powder.

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

4.G rind jaggery and cardamom to a fine powder.Dry roast the flour till nice aroma arises.

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

5. In a wide bowl, beat butter until it turns fluffy.

6. Add jaggery powder. Beat again together until they turn fluffy and a light mixture is formed.

7. Add millet flour, wheat flour, baking powder and salt to a sieve.

8. Sift everything together.

9. Mix gently with butter mixture.

10.Add desiccated coconut and mix again

11. Add milk or coconut milk to form a firm dough

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

12.Take a small portion of dough and make shapes

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

13.Dip in desiccated coconut and keep on the baking tray or any plate to bake

14. Heat a thick bottom kadai/pan, layer with sand or salt. You can also use a pressure cooker without a gasket and weight.

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

15. Place a stand and baking tray once the kadai heats up

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

16.Bake in medium to low heat for 20 minutes for soft cookies, 25 minutes for crispy brown cookies.

17. Cookies are done when spongy at the centre and crispy at sides

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

18. Let it cool completely before serving

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS



Notes:

Keep a check on the biscuits from 8 th minute.

If using the oven, bake at 170°C for 15 to 20 minutes

These can be stored for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container

You can also prefer to freeze the dough for 30 minutes and cut into the desired shape.

Freezing dough enhances flavour and helps to make proper shapes.

FOXTAIL MILLET COOKIES RECIPE THINAI BISCUITS

 

Thank you Ramya 🙂

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