Thinai arisi kollu podi uthappam / Foxtail millet with horsegram ground spice uthappam makes a perfect and healthy start to the day. Thinai arisi is a low in GI (glycemic index) ingredient any breakfast recipe made using this will be perfectly apt for Diabetic people. Horsegram aids in weight loss and including it in daily meal works aptly.

Foxtail millet with horsegram chilli powder drizzled onion uthappam makes a nice twist to the usual onion uthappam. 

What you need for batter:
Thinai arisi / Foxtail Millet – 3 cups
Urad dhal – 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

How to make:
Wash and soak millet with fenugreek and urad dal seperately for 5 hrs. Grind both separately to smooth batter add salt and mix them and let it ferment for 4 hrs.

What you need for Kollu podi: 

Kollu / Horse gram – 1 cup
Urad dhal – 1/4 cup
Black pepper – 2 tbsp
Dry red chillies – 10 nos 
Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – to taste

How to make:
In a pan, dry roast dry red chilli and black pepper, urad dhal, horse gram seperately until they turn golden brown. Allow to cool and powder them, add salt, asafoetida and pulse it again.

Allow to cool and store in an air tight container.

How to prepare uthappam:
Heat a tawa, pour the batter and spread it drizzle chopped onions, chillies, coriander n kollu podi and cook on medium heat. Once the uthappam gets cooked, remove.

Serve hot with onion chutney, glass of buttermilk and make your morning breakfast healthy!!


  1. says

    very healthy and delicious breakfast aks… Love it much n thinai is one of my most favorite millet next to ragi… Its natural sweet millet and we do making payasam with it and yet to try with breakfast items… Sure, in my home too no rice idli/dosa, my mom changed to millets family of ragi, varagu, samai n thinai… 🙂 Lovely and tempting…

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