Foxtail Millet String Hoppers / Thinai Sevai Recipe, today I’m sharing an easy and healthy Idiyappam recipe made from Foxtail Millet / Thinai. It is very light and best enjoyed with coconut chutney or veg kurma or egg curry.
I have used store-bought thinai flour, but you can make this flour at home and use it to prepare idiyappam / sevai. Adding rice flour is totally optional, but i would suggest to include since it makes idiyappam soft. I have tried two methods, idiyappam with and without rice flour, and string hoppers made with little rice flour will surely make difference.
Instead of using any one variety of millet, you can try this with Millet Flour (combination of all the millets). I served this with Kerala Style Egg Curry for our dinner, and both makes an awesome combination. I shall later share the recipe of egg curry. Until then, lets check out the recipe of Thinai Idiyappam,
Thinai Maavu Idiyappam
an easy and healthy Idiyappam recipe made from Foxtail Millet / Thinai.
Author: Preeti Tamilarasan
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
- 1 and ½ cup Thinai Flour (Foxtail Millet / Kangni / Korra)
- ½ cup Rice flour
- 2 tbsp gingelly oil / sesame seeds oil
- water to knead
- salt to taste
- Please check the instructions below.
How to prepare Thinai Idiyappam
- Sieve thinai flour and rice flour. Add salt and gingelly oil to it. Mix well. Boil water in a vessel and remove from the heat. Add enough water to make soft dough. Close it and keep aside for 10 mins.
- I have used idli cooker to prepare idiyappam. Grease idli plates with little oil. Take idiyappam press and fill it with dough. Press it in circular motion to get threads.
- Repeat this process with remaining dough. Keep the idli plates in steamer and steam cook for 10-15 mins. Remove from the heat and take out idiyappam carefully with the help of spoon. Serve it hot with grated coconut and sugar / jaggery (or) egg curry (or) coconut chutney (or) veg kurma.