Foxtail millet kozhukkattai.

Foxtail millet or thinai in tamil is gluten-free. It has many health benefits. It’s good for weight loss,lowers cholesterol and good for heart. I am using millet all most daily . Today I tried foxtail millet kozhukkattai which is a steamed dish. Same method you can use any millet of your choice.

Let us see how to make this kozhukkattai.

Preparation time approx 20 minutes.

Soaking time. 30 minutes


1 cup foxtail millet .

1/4 cup grated fresh coconut (optional)

Salt to taste.


1tbsp oil

1/2 mustard seeds

1/2 tsp channa daal

1/2 tsp urad daal.

2 green chillies chopped.

Few curry leaves.

Water 2 cups.


Dry fry the millet for 3 minutes. It shouln’t turn colour.

Wash and soak this for atleast 30 minutes.

Heat a pan add oil. When it’s hot add mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add channa and urad daal. Let it become brown.

Add chopped green chillies , few curry leaves. Fry all this and add measured 2 cups of water. Add grated coconut and salt. Let this boil. Strain the millet.

Add millet to boiling water . Reduce the stove to medium heat. Close the millet with a lid and cook. When the water is evaporated switch off the stove. Put this in a plate.

Keep a steamer on gas add water. Let it boil. In the meantime make round or oblong shape kozhukkattai. Keep this inside the steamer. Close it with a lid and cook for 10 minutes on medium fire.

Serve hot with sambar or chutney.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sowmya says:

    Wonderful preparation. Looks delicious

    Liked by 1 person

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