Friday, September 12, 2014

Millet Patties / Millet Rajma Patties / Millet Bean Patties

Millet Bean Patties
Just playing with the only available millet/Foxtail millet. One or the other day i cook Millet/Foxtail Millet in any form. This time its Millet Patties / Millet Patties with Rajma or kidney beans. These millet patties are so easy to make, healthy, gluten free, vegan and perfect for a guilt free low calorie snack. These vegetarian Millet Bean Patties makes a perfect after school snack for kids. My kiddo loved these patties with his favorite Garlic Ranch.
You can even use this patties to make Burger or sandwich, Either way these patties tastes yummy. I actually wanted to make these patties with raw banana but right before boiling the plantain i remembered that i have some  left over mashed Rajma after using it for Rajma paratha. So i used Rajma here as binding but you can use aloo/mashed potato, mashed plantain, mashed chickpea or any desired beans type.  Now off to the recipe...
Millet Patties Recipe
Preparation Time : 10 Minutes Cooking Time :  15-20 minutes
Makes About  12-14 patties

  1. Millets    1/2 cup (any variety, i used Foxtail millet)
  2. Rajma/Kidney Beans     1/2 cup(cooked & mashed)
  3. Onion   1/2 medium(finely chopped)
  4. Carrot    3 tbsp(shredded)
  5. Capsicum      2 tbsp(shredded)
  6. Ginger    1/4 tsp(finely chopped)
  7. Cilantro      2 -3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  8. Corn Starch    1/2 - 1 tsp
  9. Paprika     1/2 - tsp
  10. Pepper    to taste(freshly ground pepper)
  11. Salt    to taste
  12. Breadcrumbs     1-2 tbsp + 1/4 cup for dusting
  13. Oil    as needed.
Millet Rajma Patties

Millet Bean Patties

  • Wash and soak millet in enough water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a saucepan add 1.5 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add the drained millet and cook in medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Millet get cooked faster than rice, so 5-7 minutes is enough.
  • If you feel water is high then increase the heat to medium high or high and cook without lid till all water is absorbed and millet get cooked.
  • After that allow the cooked millet to cool for a while.
  • In a processor or blender, pulse cooked rajma for few seconds and keep ready.
  • Now in a wide bowl, add cooked millet, mashed rajma/kidney beans, finely chopped onions, capsicum, ginger, cilantro and shredded carrot and enough salt.
  • Mix well, and add corn starch, paprika, breadcrumbs and mix well. If you feel the mixture has more moisture then add one more tsp corn starch and couple of tbsp of breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Then divide the mixture into 12-14 ping pong ball sized portions.
  • Heat a tawa/griddle, smear with oil once it is hot, take one ball, flat it between palms and dust it in the bread crumbs and place it in the tawa, drizzle oil over it.
  • Based on the tawa size, add 3-4 patties at a time.
  • Cook in medium heat, after 2-3 minutes flip other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Lastly bring the patties to the tawa edges and cook the sides of the patties.
  • Once done, serve the Hot and delicious Millet Rajma Patties with ketchup or desired dipping sauce.
Millet Patties With Rajma

Use any desired millet or you can use Quinoa also.
Instead of paprika you can also use chilli powder or any curry powder.
Adjust pepper to your taste, taste the mixture before making patties and add salt and spices accordingly.
You can also refrigerate the patties for few hrs and use it. The refrigerated patties holds the shape well.
Instead of rajma u can use black beans, brown beans or mashed potato or mashed plantain etc.,


  1. Love that these patties are made with millets and they are gluten free.. Who will say no to it.

  2. Well nutrition recipe.. lov to try it out soon..

  3. A healthy alternative to potato binding.i guess we could use chickpeas as well.looking colorful as well.

  4. healthy meatless patties sangee, must try!!!

  5. Wow!!!! Yummy and healthy too...Photos are so good ...the second top view photo is awesome!! makes me want to dive in :)


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