Foxtail millet ( Thinai) balls

Millets are good carbs, high in fibre, low in glucose and helps in digestion as well. Millets can be cooked quickly and digested easily. I have used foxtail millet and roasted bengal gram which makes a very good combination for this sweet ball. This is a very snack, can be made in no time. Palm sugar with ghee make it a perfect healthy snack for kids. Do try it and enjoy it!

⏲PREP TIME : 20 minutes

⏲COOK TIME : 15 minutes

🍜CUISINE : Indian

🥘COURSE : Snack

🍴YIELD : 25 balls


Roasted bengal gram – 1/2 cup (1/2 cup – 125 ml)

Foxtail millet flour – 200 gm

Palm sugar – 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp

Ghee – 6 tbsp

Cashew nuts – 3 tbsp


Powder bengal gram seperately and palm sugar seperately in a mixer jar and keep them aside.

Dry roast ground bengal gram flour for 3 minutes.

Dry roast millet flour for 3 minutes.

In a bowl add the roasted flours, cardamom powder and palm sugar.

Heat ghee in a pan , temper cashews and add it to the mixture.

Mix them well and make balls.

Transfer the millet balls to an air tight container.

Millet balls are ready to serve.


You can use any millet flour of your choice.

While making balls, towards the end if the flour becomes dry, can add little hot ghee to combine the flour to make balls.

You can also add dry ginger powder to the mixture .

Always keep cardamom and sugar powdered together handy to use it for sweets.

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