Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe - Thinai Kichadi | Easy Millet Recipes

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

Kichadi is my favorite so wanted to try millet kichadi and thinai  was my choice.This millets khichdi is a very nutrious meal by itself with millets and vegetables added so make it for breakfast or for lunch it is quite filling and healthy too.

We had it for breakfast with coconut chutney and maavathal kuzhambu(recipe coming up soon) , it was tasty with all the veggies and I now know another way to sneak in veggies for me to eat :)

You can have it with tomato chutney / red coconut chutney too.

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

Thinai Kichadi Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Thinai (Foxtail Millet) - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big chopped finely
Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Carrot - 1 small finely chopped
Peas - 1/8 cup
Beans - 1/8 cup finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Coriander leaves - to garnish(I didnt use)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green Chilli - 1 slitted


  1. Rinse thinai and soak it in water for 20mins,Set aside.Heat oil in a pressure cooker - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it crackle then add onion and ginger garlic paste.How to make millet idiyappam - Step1
  2. Add tomatoes and saute till raw smell leaves then add the veggies along with turmeric powder and required salt, saute for 2mins.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step2
  3. Drain water from the thinai and add it along with veggies, give a quick mix.Add water and pressure cook for 3 whistles in low medium flame.Once pressure releases open and fluff it.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step3
Serve hot / warm.

My Notes:

Thinai Kichadi