Foxtail Millet/Thinai



  • Foxtail millet has a lot of fiber, which can relieve constipation and regulate digestion
  • It helps with weight loss. Fibers in this millet keep you going on with your day feeling fuller. That way, it will decrease your appetite, and you will end up reducing your weight.
  • Foxtail, /Thinai,/ Kangni also help to achieve stronger Bones
  • It strengthens the nervous system and boosts cardiac health
  • It helps manage diabetes and lowers bad Cholesterol



A common cereal grain in Asia and Africa is called foxtail millet, or thinai. In Southeast Asian countries like India and China, it’s a common meal that’s used to make bread, porridge, and other dishes.

This has a lot of carbohydrates, but also a lot of fiber. It keeps our bodies healthy and strong. It assists in regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Foxtail millet benefits:
  • It is a fantastic substitute for those who have celiac disease because it is naturally gluten-free.
  • It has a low glycemic index and increases blood sugar levels.
  • There’s dietary fiber, which can lower cholesterol, improve digestion, and help control blood sugar levels.
  • An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorus, magnesium, and iron
  • It can help with weight loss because of its high fiber and low calorie content, which prolongs feelings of fullness.

Nutritional value of millet:

Nutrient per 100g
Energy (Kcal) 331
Protein: 12.30 g
Carbohydrate: 60.9 g
Fiber: 14.0 mg
Calcium: 31 mg
Iron: 3.6 mg

Foxtail millet recipes:

Millet Khichdi


  1. Both moong dal and navane millet should be rinsed before soaking in water for half an hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil, add the cumin seeds,
  3. Add the ginger and onions, and cook until the onions become transparent.
  4. After adding the diced tomato, sauté it till it becomes soft.
  5. Add the drained millet, moong dal, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Stir thoroughly.
  6. Add 4 cups of water, then pressure cook on high for 4 whistles.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Foxtail millet in kannada: navane millet
Foxtail millet in marathi: Kaang” or “Raal

Kaangni in Hindi

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Weight N/A

500gm, 1kg