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Content: thinai
Brand: mil8
Weight: 300 g
Manufacturing Date: 2024-03-12
Type: Millet

Thina, also known as foxtail millet, is a nutritious and gluten-free grain commonly used in South Asian cuisine. Foxtail puttu is a traditional dish made by steaming a mixture of finely ground thina, grated coconut, and salt, resulting in a light and fluffy texture. It is a popular breakfast item in regions like Kerala, India, often served with banana or sugar.

History: Foxtail millet, scientifically, has a long history of cultivation dating back thousands of years in Asia. It is revered for its resilience in diverse climates and its nutritional profile, making it a staple in the diets of various communities. Thina is also recognized by names such as Italian millet or dwarf setaria.

thina puttu


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour and grated coconut.
  2. Add salt to the mixture and mix well.
  3. Gradually add water, a little at a time, and mix with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Be careful not to add too much water; the mixture should be moist but not soggy.
  4. Once the mixture is ready, it's time to steam it. You can use a puttu maker or a steamer for this purpose.
  5. If using a puttu maker, layer the rice flour mixture and grated coconut alternately into the cylindrical container of the puttu maker, ending with grated coconut on top.
  6. Steam the puttu for about 5-7 minutes until cooked through. If using a steamer, you can place the mixture in cylindrical molds or containers and steam them for the same amount of time.
  7. Once cooked, remove the puttu from the molds and let them cool slightly.
  8. Serve the thina puttu warm with bananas, sugar, or any accompaniments of your choice.


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • Water, as needed (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup)

Thina Puttu, made from Foxtail Millet, offers nutritional benefits with approximately 351 calories, 11.2g protein, 4.1g fat, and 73.7g carbohydrates per 100 grams. Rich in dietary fiber, iron, and essential minerals, it promotes digestion and overall health. Choosing Thina Puttu over traditional alternatives can lead to per-person savings in terms of calories and enhanced nutritional intake, making it a wholesome and cost-effective dietary choice.

To prepare Thina Puttu (Foxtail Millet),

follow these steps:

Mixing: Combine Thina (Foxtail Millet) flour with a pinch of salt in a bowl.

Texture Formation: Gradually add water to the mixture, stirring continuously until it reaches a crumbly texture. Ensure the mixture holds its shape when squeezed.

Layering: Alternately layer the crumbly mixture and grated coconut in a Puttu maker or steamer.

Steaming: Steam the layered mixture until the Thina Puttu is cooked and has a light, fluffy consistency.

Serving: Serve the Thina Puttu with your choice of accompaniments, such as coconut gratings, jaggery, or banana slices. Enjoy this nutritious and gluten-free dish as a wholesome breakfast.