Yes, you heard it right! Me too joined the club of sirudhaniyam / millets, after my parents bought me these during my recent India visit. My mom started using siruthaniyangal as she wanted to change her eating habits coz of her health issues. So she asked me too to include these in our cooking and bought me these. My dad packed everything with a piece of handwritten paper with the millets name in each so that it can be easily identified. Sure it is looking very similar to each other. I was very much worried before handling and cooking these millets, but its not complicated at all. Taste also better than the oats. Not comparing them, but just saying. So far I have made only this paniyaram and upma with barnyard millet (kuthiraivali). I loved the upma too, it was just like arisi noi upma. Soon will post the upma, which is easy and basic to cook. Now this flavorful thinai sweet paniyaram.
Since Thinai is Lord Murugan’s favorite, you can make this on Karthigai deepam day too.
Check out my other Karthigai deepam recipes
This paniyaram slightly has the thinai’s flavor, which very well goes with jaggery. Enjoy hot!