Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B, they include riboflavin, niacin and pathogenic acid which helps to provide energy by breaking down, protein, fats and carbohydrates. Mushrooms though placed in the vegetable category are a fungi. Mushrooms contain antioxidant like selenium which reduce the cause of cell damage leading to chronic diseases.

White button mushrooms are most commonly used. They have a mild taste and can be blended with almost anything and enhance the flavour. Consumption of naturally grown mushrooms reduce the risk of obesity.

Thinai / foxtail millets are a good source of protein and iron with Low GI. Millets are rich in B vitamins and are easy to digest. Thinai maavu is offered to lord muruga as neivedhayam.

Eco Care Thinai sevai packets are available in most of the organic shops and few Super markets and in some Indian groceries (outside India).

Preparation time – 15 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins

Serves – 3

Thinai sevai – 1 packet
Onions – 1
Mushrooms – 12
Tomatoes – 1
Green chillies – 2
Butter – 2 tbsp
Curry leaves – 10
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp


Soak the thinai sevai for 5 mins and allow it to steam cook for about 10mins as per the instruction in the packet.

Heat oil and butter in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once they splutter add in the curry leaves. Now add the thinly sliced onions and saute for 2 mins, to this add the green chillies and tomatoes and allow it to cook for another 2 mins by adding a pinch of salt.

Add the mushrooms and saute for few minutes until the water from the mushrooms are cooked and soft. 

Now add the steamed sevai. Add salt to taste and mix well. Thinai mushroom sevai is ready to serve, it can be had for breakfast or dinner. It can be enjoyed without any side dish.