Madurai Kitchen Thinai Payasam

Thinai Payasam

Thinai PayasamPrep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 minsThinai PayasamSummaryThinai (Foxtail/Millet) a natural source of protein and iron. It digest well, contains high amount of lecithin and excellent for strengthening the nervous system. It helps control Blood sugar levels & Cholesterol. Also, it helps us to keep our body strong & immune.


  • Thinai Rice – 50gms
  • Moong dal – 25gms
  • Ghee – 25gms
  • Milk – 50ml
  • Jaggery – 100gms
  • Cashewnuts – 10pcs
  • Raisins – 10pcs
  • Cardamom Pd – ½tsp
  • Grated Coconut to taste

  1. Watch Thinai Payasam Video
  2. In a cooker, put one tsp ghee & Thinai and fry it.
  3. Add moong dal to it & fry lightly.
  4. Pour some water and close the cooker lid. Wait for 3 whistle.
  5. Allow jaggery pieces in to the cooked thinai.
  6. Add 1 cup of milk to it.
  7. In a frying pan, fry cashews, dry grapes, then add a some grated coconut and a pinch of cardamom powder to it & slightly fry it.
  8. Mix this in to the Thinai Payasam and serve hot in a serving bowl.
  9. It is a traditional recipe & rich food. It helps in reducing the body weight. Easy to prepare, healthy, tasty food which attracts the children too.


Serving size: 1 cup
Calories per serving: 200
Fat per serving: 8g

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