Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thinai Akki Roti(Quinoa or Foxtail Millet Roti/Pancakes)

Recently I went to a restaurant where they served only millets and my folks were quite unsure whether a health restaurant can satiate their taste buds.But to all our surprise all the items we ordered were too tasty and delicious( ofcourse healthy!!!).One of the items which I liked the most was this akki roti made of millet flour instead of rice flour and it was too good.From that moment I wanted to try it at home and voila the outcome was too delicious for anyone to resist.I made ennai kathrikai kuzhambhu (fried eggplants in a spicy gravy) for lunch and the same kuzhambhu was an awesome sidedish for this Thinai akki roti/Quinoa we all had a scrumptious dinner that day .

For Ennai Kathrikai Kuzhambhu recipe click below:

Preparation time :30 mins

Ingredients :

Thinai flour/Quinoa flour -1 cup( i powdered thinai/quinoa is my mixer but you can use the store brought flour too)
Rice flour-1/4 cup
Grated carrot-1 no (big )
Finely chopped onion-1 no
Finely chopped coriander leaves-1/4 cup
Curry leaves-15
Finely chopped green chillies-3 no(change according to your need)
Asafoetida/Hing -1 tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-to roast them on pan 


1.Grind thinai/quinoa to a fine powder.Skip this step if you have quinoa/thinai flour from store.

2.Heat  1 and 1/2 cups of water in a wok.add the thinai/quinoa flour and rice flour to it and mix well with a ladle.

3.Add salt,hing ,carrot,onions,curry leaves,coriander leaves and green chillies to it and mix well till all the water is absorbed and you get a pila le dough .Allow it cool .

4.Once it has cooled down take a small size dough and apply oil on a plastic sheet/plantain leaf and place the ball on it and press it to get a roti.

5.Transfer this roti to a heated tawa and apply around it to roast it and after few mins turn it and allow it to cook on the other side as well.Apply oil after turning the roti as well.

6.Serve hot with Ennai Kathrikai Kuzhambhu or tomato onion chutney.


* As I grinded thinai to get flour I got a coarse powder but if you buy ready made thinai /quinoa flour then the texture will be more smooth.
*You can also add shredded cabbage or capsicum to this recipe while adding carrots.
* You can try the same recipe with other millet flours also.


  1. A new & delicious roti...............sounds interesting.

  2. These pancakes look super delicious. I love it. Tooo good :)

  3. Different,colorful roti...........never tried this.

  4. Looks delicious I have to try it, I like quinoa never tried roti with it.

  5. Very healthy and yummy roti. I will give it a try :)

  6. can I make soft roti from Samai flour only without rice flour

    1. You can use samai flour also ..rice flour acts as a binding agent and enables us easy making of the rotis ...