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Easy and Healthy Millet Kheer

Thinai Payasam | Foxtail Millet Kheer

How to make Thinai  Payasam/ Foxtail Millet kheer:

This Thinai Payasam is Healthy, Tasty and Unique Sweet Recipe. You can make this just 15 Minutes. Foxtail Millet Contains Protein, Calcium, Fiber, Amino Acids and Vitamin B. It Helps to Strengthen our Body and Heart. Thinai is good for Sugar Patients also. It helps to easy Digestion. Foxtail Millet Kheer is very different from other payasam/kheer.  I love this payasam lot. You also try it. Definitely you will love this.

Cooking is my favorite activity because it is a way for me to reduce stress and boredom. In the Kitchen I can use a variety of ingredients that also add colors and flavors, finally make the dish look as good as  they taste. I strictly follow healthy eating habits in my home. I focus only healthy foods and healthy eating habits in my blog.

What is meant by Healthy Food?

Healthy food refers to food that contains the right amount of nutrients to keep our body and mind fit. So we need healthy food to keep ourselves healthy and fit.

Why is Junk Food harmful?

Junk food is very harmful and unhealthy to our bodies. It contains high amount of sugar salt, fat, oil, artificial color and flavors.  Junk food invites all the diseases.

What is meant by Healthy Eating Habits?

Healthy eating gives you the nutrients you need to maintain your healthy Mind, body and soul. These nutrients include Calcium, fiber, fat, protein, carbohydrate, water, Vitamin and Minerals. Healthy eating habit only helps to improve your metabolism. Metabolism is an energy that is used to burn fat or calories you take every day.

We must encourage good and healthy eating habits only, So that our future generations will be healthy, happy and fit. Most importantly we should teach kids from an early age at the harmful effects of junk foods. In our life Health is the most important thing.

What is Millet?

Millets are small seeds, cereal grain and oldest cultivated grains in the World. Millets are antioxidant Property. It is gluten free grain. Millets are safe when consume it in moderate amount.

What are all the Benefits of Millet?

  1. Millet is good for Heart patients. Its helps to reduce Triglyceride levels.
  2. Millet helps in weight loss
  3. It reduces the risk of colon cancer.
  4. It decreased high blood pressure.
  5. prevents cardiac diseases and celiac diseases.
  6. controls blood sugar level.
  7. supports healthy kidney.
  8. It improves digestion

How Millet is Healthy?

Millet is Rich in Niacin, which is important for healthy skin and organ function. Millets are good sources of nutrition, carbohydrates, Protein, amino acids and fiber.


  • Foxtail Millet—3/4 cup
  • Moong Dal—1/4 cup
  • Jaggery Powder—1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut—1/2 cup
  • Ghee-5 to 6 Teaspoon
  • Cardamom Powder As needed
  • Cashew nuts As needed

Instructions for make Thinai Payasam/ Foxtail Millet Kheer:

1.Firstly, take Moong Dal, Roast it in kadai/pan without oil on Medium flame till golden brown colour. You can feel that nice smell. Keep aside.

Foxtail Millet Kheer

2.Secondly, Foxtail Millet Roast it in kadai/pan without oil on Medium flame. Just 2 Minutes.

Foxtail Millet

3.Thirdly, boil both in cooker. Add 3 Cups of Water. Foxtail Millet and moong dal are one Cup Totally. So, 1:3 Ratio of Water. You should wait for 5 Whistles in cooker.

          Thinai Payasam

4.Fourthly, roast grated coconut in ghee. Keep aside.

Thinai payasam

5.Next, Once Boiled transfer to pan. Add Cardamom Powder and Roasted Grated Coconut.

6.Finally add roasted cashew nuts.

Foxtail Millet Recipe

7.Tasty and Healthy Foxtail Millet Kheer/ Thinai Payasam is ready to Serve.


After boiled in Cooker, you will get more quantity. So, based on your consumption and people in your family, take foxtail millet first.

I never use Refined Products Like Salt, Sugar And Oil. Also I don’t Use Maida, Artificial Colour and Flavours for my Recipes. I Never use Aluminium Utensils and Non Stick and Oven in My Cooking.


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Srinivasan

    I tried this recipe. It is very tasty. Thanks for Sharing.

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