November 30, 2015

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice using Foxtail Millet ( Thinai ) / Diet - Friendly recipe -1 #100dietrecipes

When it comes to dieting, most of them used to skip their rice and follow only phulka or oats, which actually leads to frustration and increase the craving on food. But there are loads of recipes which satisfies our dieting part and makes us happy too. For the past 7 months, I was following my own diet recipes which helped me to shed a good amount of weight. So thought of sharing my recipes here, which I am following till now...

Am excited too, as I am going to post 100 diet friendly recipes from today as my project #100dietrecipes. Wish me good luck and please do share your comments which motivates my passion, encourage me when I am down and truly it means a lot :)  So, if you are on diet or planning to go for diet and looking for interesting recipes using easily available ingredients, then keep following my blog daily.

My today's recipe is a delicious and healthy fusion rice using Foxtail millet. Foxtail millet, a tiny golden colored rice which is called as Thinai in Tamil, Korralu / Kora in Telugu, Thina in Malayalam, Kang in Gujarati and Navane/ Navane Akki in Kanada. This rice helps to control blood sugar and cholesterol. This health benefited millet can be used in many ways like plain rice along with kuzhambu and curry, dosa, idly etc.

Click the below recipe to view my old posts using Foxtail millet...

Murungai Keerai Adai using Foxtail Millet
Foxtail Millet Chicken Pulao

I will be posting more delicious recipes using this amazing millet, so stay tuned....

Click HERE to view my previous DIET FRIENDLY RECIPES !

In this recipe, garlic pods are burnt directly on a flame along with the skin to enhance the flavor and aroma of the fried rice. Garlic lovers would love this guilt free flavorful fried rice for sure. I have included whole eggs in this recipe which can also be reduced to single or only whites. This goes yummy with any Manchurian gravy or with a simple Tomato or Chilli sauce.

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Cooked Thinai / Foxtail Millet rice
8  Garlic pods
2 Eggs
1/4 Cup Spring onion bulb, chopped
1/2 Tsp Soya sauce
1 Tsp Red chilli sauce
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Crushed pepper 
Few Spring onion leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Procedure to cook Foxtail Millet for Fried Rice....

1 Cup Foxtail Millet 
2 Cups Water 
Little salt to taste

Wash the Foxtail millet rice and keep aside.
Boil 2 cups of water and add salt.
Once it starts boiling, add the washed rice, cover and simmer the flame.
Cook it for 15 - 20 mins or till the rice gets cooked.
Once done, close and keep it aside for 5 minutes. 

Method :

Burn the garlic on a direct flame using skewers.

Peel the skin and finely chop the burnt garlic pods.

Heat oil in a pan and add few chopped garlic ( reserve few for final garnishing ) and saute till it turns brown color in a medium flame.

Add the chopped spring onion bulb and saute it for half a minute.

Now add the eggs and scramble them.

Add soya sauce followed by chilli sauce and salt.

Now add the rice and mix well.

Add crushed pepper and few finely chopped spring onion leaves.

Simmer the flame, mix well and cook for couple of minutes.

Garnish with the remaining spring onion leaves and reserved burnt garlic, remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Manchurian gravy or Tomato sauce or Chilli sauce.


  1. This really an interesting recipe with thinai.. So tasty and healthy!!
    I will be following your diet post series! My best wishes for posting 100 recipes!