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Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice
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Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version.
Course Lunch Box
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Keyword Navratri Prasadam
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Navaratri
By Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Dish Type Millets
Author Srivalli


Cooking Thinai

  • 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai
  • 1 cup Water
  • A Pinch Salt

For Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 nos Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal / Bengal Gram
  • 2 tsp Ground Nut roasted
  • Handful Cashew Nut
  • A Pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup Coconut freshly grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil


  • Wash and soak the thinai for 30 mins.
  • Pressure cook the thinai with 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt for 2 whistles.
  • Once the pressure comes down, let it cool.
  • Heat a pan and add the oil. Once it’s hot, add each ingredient listed under seasoning, one by one, taking care not to burn anything.
  • Then add the cooked thinai and mix well. Simmer for 1 -2 mins.
  • Offer as Neivedyam and partake.
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