Foxtail Poori or Thinai Maavu Poori made with a combination of Foxtail Millet with wheat is an interesting version of poori if you want to make something different.
When it came to the Alphabet F to choose, it was quite tough as there are not many choices to select. I had Farali Poori made with Rajgira flour. When I started exploring other cuisines, one thing that really surprised me was the Vrat or Fasting special dishes that are made in other Indian States.
To my knowledge, while we do have specific festival dishes in all the South Indian States, we don’t have any special fasting dishes. So reading on those Vrat Dishes, made me realise how delicious and filling those dishes are created to cater during the fasting period.
So for my previous AtoZ challenges, I have always resorted to Farali Special dishes. However, I couldn’t do that this time and had to pick Foxtail Millet or Thinai. As always I was making two versions and in limited quantity. We loved what we made and decided it was a best way to use the thinai in our menu.
We are doing the BM#109 Week 3, where I am sharing A to Z Indian Pooris, with D, E and for today it is F.
Foxtail Poori | How to make Thinai Maavu Poori ~ A to Z Indian Pooris
1 cup Foxtail Flour / Thinai Maavu
1/4 cup Wheat Flour
Salt to taste
Water as required to knead
Cooking Oil for deep frying
If you have Thinai flour, you can proceed with making it, else you can make the flour using the whole millet, then you can grind it to a powder. If required you can dry roast for few minutes, cool and powder it as well.
In a bowl, take the thinai maavu, wheat flour, salt and slowly add water to knead to a stiff dough.
Let it rest for 10 mins.
Once ready to make pooris, divide into equal balls and dust with flour before rolling out into 6 inch discs.
When the oil is hot, gently slide into oil and deep fry on both sides.
Serve with side dish of choice.
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