I have started including millets in my diet. Just a step toward a weightloss diet. Millets are powder packed, They have more and more nutrients and minerals. Some millets are also low in glycemic index. Last week, I went to a supermarket and found some millet flours. I bought pearl millet flour and foxtail millet flour. I actually don't have any idea how to use them. For this week, I opened foxtail millet flour or thinai maavu. I ringed my mom for the recipe. She told she had no idea and I ended up in experimenting something with the flour. I added a little of regular dosa mavu to karaitha thinai maava and added some additional ingredients. When I made the dosas, I never expected that it will be tasty. It was amazing. It was tasty and the flavor was amazing. I gave that to my dad and he also gave me a very nice comment. I just wanted to note down the recipe in my blog for my future reference.

Instant Thinai Dosai | Instant Foxtail Millet Dosa

Prep Time :
Cooking Time:
6 to 8 dosas
Serving Size: 2 dosas Calories per Serving: 250

  • Thinai Maavu - 1/2 cup
  • Dosa Batter - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 2 tablespoon finely chopped
  • curry leaves - little, finely chopped
  • green chillies - 1, finely chopped
  • asafoetida - a pinch
  • salt - as per taste
  • gingelly oil - little

Quick Procedure
  • Add water to thinai maavu and mix well.
  • Add dosa batter to this karaisal and mix again.
  • Add finely chopped onions, chilly and curry leaves.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida and required salt. Mix everything well.
  • The batter should be in rava dosa batter consistency. I mean little watery.
  • Heat a tawa and grease it with oil.
  • When it is hot, pour the batter round the corner first and then fill the gaps.
  • Apply little oil and reduce the flame.
  • Flip it to the next side and cook for a few minutes.
  • Transfer it to a plate and enjoy with your favorite chutney.


Given below is the chart which details calories in fruits.. Use this chart, while you are on diet.. Consuming fruits with Medium and Low Glycemic Index will help you, while dieting.. I have also attached a PDF of the chart..

Click here to download PDF of  Calories in Fruits Diet Chart

FruitSizeCaloriesGlycemic Index
Apple1 Medium90 Medium
Avocado1 Ripe - Medium150Medium
Banana1 Medium100Medium
Blackberry10 counts10Low
Cherry10 counts25Low
Grape10 counts30High
Grapefruit1 Medium100Low
Guava1 Medium90Medium
Kiwi1 Small45Medium
Lemon1 Small20Low
Mango1 Medium200High
Honeydew1 Medium320Medium to High
Cantaloupe1 Medium250Medium to High 
Orange1 Medium70Medium
Papaya1 cup70Medium to High 
Peach1 Small70Low
Pears1 Small90Low
Pineapple1 Slice60High
Plums 1 Small50Low
Pomegranate1 Large233High
Strawberry10 counts27Low
Dates 1 Pitted16High


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