Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe with step by step pictures

Today is the kids final day in school and they are so happy yet a bit sad. Happy that they get around 45 days to do nothing and sad that they will be missing talking and seeing their friends!

But for us mothers, it when the work really starts! Keeping them engaged so that they do not turn to TV and mobile for entertainment, ensuring that there is a steady flow of snacks throughout the day,acting as the umpire when the kids ‘fight’ with each other, this and more along with the regular house work!! Mothers are indeed superwomen!!

I am all geared up for their holidays and in a way I am a little worried if I will be able to pull it through. Let’s wait and see what happens.

In the meantime, let us enjoy this delicious breakfast that I made a few weeks ago. Most of the Sundays turn out to be a very busy one with the kids going out to attend a few classes and me with classes at home.

A leisurely breakfast would seem like a luxury on the weekends. But a few weeks back, all of us did not have classes and hence I decided to make something that the kids will enjoy for breakfast.

Poori is a kids favorite and that was what I set out to make . As I had chosen to make all millet based dishes for this edition of blogging marathon, I thought it will be a good idea to use this relaxed Sunday to get a dish done.

As I have mentioned before, little one ate this with relish as I did not mention anything about a millet in the dish but the clever elder one knew I had added a secret ingredient. And this she guessed as I was setting up to click pics.

Talking about the pics, I was not really in a mood to click anything that day but since I had a dish ready and that too for the mega marathon, I set up the space with whatever I found at first glance.So naturally the clicks are not all that good, but trust me the poori was super good!

Before you go on to the recipe, here is a collection of 12 Poori Varieties. Do check them out if interested.

Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe

Here is how to make this Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A super tasty breakfast dish that kids will love to indulge on.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: PJ
  • 1 cup Foxtail millet / thinai flour
  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup White rawa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain seeds /Bishops weed
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to Knead the dough
  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl except the water and mix well.

  2. Add water little by little and knead to a smooth dough

  3. Pinch out small balls and roll into small circles.

  4. Heat oil and fry each disc, it will puff up, Turn over and fry till golden on each side

  5. Remove from oil and serve with a side of your chooice.

Recipe Notes
  • Adding rawa is optional but it will keep the pooris puffy for a while
  • But do not add too much as the pooris will become too crispy.
  • You can add cumin seeds/ sesame seeds instead of ajwain.

Step by step method to prepare Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe

Take the flours. rawa, salt, ajwain in a bowl and add water little by little to knead a smooth dough.

Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe

Heat oil in a pan. Pinch out small balls of dough and flatten it into small circles.When the oil is hot, gently slide the disc into oil and cook till both sides are golden in color. Drain from oil.Repeat for the remaining dough

Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe

Serve it hot with a side of your choice.

Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe


  • Adding rawa is optional but it will keep the pooris puffy for a while
  • But do not add too much as the pooris will become too crispy.
  • You can add cumin seeds/ sesame seeds instead of ajwain or leave it out altogether.

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15 thoughts on “Foxtail Millet | Thinai Maavu Poori Recipe”

  1. Lovely combination of three flours in the poori, I have never made a poori with any millet and this one sounds fantastic..served with a Aaloo sabzi it must be so delicious, the poori looks very soft , perfect breakfast !

  2. As I mentioned on IG, this is awesome. Great idea to include millet flour in poori. I have quinoa flour. Should try it out. With millet flour, it makes tad bit guilt-free. 🙂 But once in a while, we need fried goodies too.

  3. Now this something even more exciting PJ. I would never have thought of poori with Millets. Awesome idea. Having kids on vacation is a tough one. The never snacks and nonstop tv scares me.

  4. You are truly becoming a Millet queen PJ. What a lovely poori with Thinai maavu. I will try this next time when I make poori. Did you grind your own flour or do you get the flour? We have 2 more weeks of school and then break for almost 3 months. I am super excited as well as nervous.

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