Foxtail millet laddoos(Navane laddoo)

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Ready to serve Foxtail millet laddoos

Makes :12-15 0f the above size

Time taken: 45 minutes

Navane in kannada is Foxtail millet in english and thinai in tamil is used in dishes like the idli, dosas, and is consumed like we south indians consume rice as the staple food.  I have already put up idli, dosa, sweet kichadi and today i would like to put up Navane laddoo without sugar, jaggery, ghee but  i use honey alternatively which really tastes great and was liked by all of us at home.  Here is my version of the laddoo.

What you need to have:

1. Foxtail millet – 1/2cup

2. Honey – 1/4 cup

3. Walnuts – a few

4. Cashews – a few

5. Cardamom-5-6

6. Pure ghee – 1 teaspoon(to fry dry fruits)KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Ingredients of foxtail millet laddoosKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Cashews, walnuts and cardamom

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and dry the millet on a clean cloth.  Once dried, dry roast the same in a wide skillet till it splutters and get a nutty aroma. Add cardamom to it. Later on peal and mix with the millet to powder the same.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Dry roasting the millet in progress

2. Add a teaspoon of ghee in the skillet and fry cashews in it till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                      Cashews being fried in pure ghee

3. Break walnuts into pieces and fry it in the same skillet till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                      Walnuts being fried in pure ghee

4. Powder roasted millet along with cardamom the mixer and mix all fried dry fruits to it in the same skillet so that we can just roll over the ingredient mix in the ghee left over on frying.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                     All ingredient in a wide skillet

5. Add required quantity of honey to the laddoo mix and shape the laddoos.  Knead the mix and shape the laddoos.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Honey being added to the laddoo mix

6.  Tie the laddoos  carefully and is as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                   Ready to serve foxtail millet laddoos

Makes -12-15 of the above size

Time taken: 45 minutes

Good to remember: 1. Clean the millet and dry roast it well on medium flame , else the raw smell may ruin the taste.

2. One may need a lot of practice to shape the laddoos as it turns without sugar or jaggery.  But taste-wise it is awesome !!!!!

2 thoughts on “Foxtail millet laddoos(Navane laddoo)

    Viji Subramaniam said:
    October 1, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Great ! Mom used to make it and we make thinai payasam too !

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 1, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Hi Viji,

      I am planning to put up the same in due course of time.

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