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Foxtail Millet Payasam (Korrala/ Thinai Payasam)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 4 serving


  • ½ cup Millet Foxtail / korralu/ Thinai
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Jaggery (adjust as per taste preference)
  • 1 ~ 2 tbsps Sugar (adjust as per taste preference)
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • 2 tsps Cashews Raisins & - each


  • Combine millet with 2 cups of water and pressure cook on medium-low flame for 4~6 whistles. Millet can be cooked in a saucepan until all the water is absorbed and the millet is cooked thoroughly, this will take about 25~30 minutes. You might have to add more water.
  • In the meantime, ghee 2tsp ghee in a small pan and fry the nuts & raisins until golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once the pressure subsides on the cooker, open the lid and add the milk and ground cardamom. Simmer for 2~3 minutes. Add more milk if you like thinner Payasam.
  • Turn off the heat and add the sweeteners. Mix well, add the fried nuts and raisins; let sit for 5~10 minutes before serving.


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