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Thinai Arisi - Agathikeerai Kuzhi Paniyaram (Foxtail Millet - August tree leaves Kuzhi Paniyaram)

Thinai Arisi - Agathikeerai Kuzhi Paniyaram Today's recipe is an innovative kuzhi paniyaram prepared with Thinai arisi (foxtail millet) and Agathikeerai (August tree leaves).

Thinai arisi is one of the best millets for diabetics since it slowly releases sugar into blood stream. It is rich in phytic acid which reduces cholesterol level and it is also rich in phytate which reduces cancer risks. To add the goodness i have added agathi keerai to it which is rich in calcium and Iron and hence its essential for bone strength.

This recipe is the best and tastiest way to include both millet and keerai in our diet. The recipe follows..

thinai arisi - agathikeerai kuzhi paniyaram

Yields : Around 25 Kuzhipaniyaram

Preparation Time : 10 minutes + Time for Grinding and Fermentation


Thinai Arisi                                   - 1 cup (Foxtail millet)
Agathi Keerai                               - 3 handful (August Tree leaves)
Urad dal                                       - 1/4 cup
vendhayam ( fenugreek seeds)   - 1/4 tsp
Salt                                               - very little 
Mustard Seeds                             - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal                                       - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dal                                  - 1/4 tsp
Big onion                                       -1
Chopped Green Chilies                - Few
Chopped Ginger                            - Few


  • Soak everything Thinai Arisi, Urad dal, vendhayam for at-least 5 hours. Then grind it. Let the batter ferment for the whole night.
  • Wash well agathi keerai. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal to it. When they turn golden brown add chopped onions, chopped green chili, chopped ginger to it. After the onions turn translucent, add agathi keerai to it saute for 3 minutes and then add everything to the batter. Add also enough salt. 
  • Heat a paniyaram pan.. Add Gingely oil to it.
  • When its hot, add batter.. When the paniyaram is cooked on one side, slightly flip it to the other side.
  • Remove from heat when its cooked on both sides and enjoy!!!
  • I am serving it with Tomato Garlic Chutney.