African Millet Patties

African Millet Patties

Pearl millet is naturally high in iron and zinc. Research shows it can meet daily requirements of iron and zinc for children.

African Millet Patties (Makes 4-6 patties)


  • 1 cup pearl millet
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup tahini or nut butter/raisins
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1½ teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Rinse the millet and soak in water at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Bring the water and millet to a boil, quickly turn down the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and let it sit uncovered for a few minutes to cool down
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Form into patties and shallow fry over medium heat in a lightly oiled pan for a few minutes on each side until brown. Serve with condiments or chutneys.
  • Alternatively, the millet may be served when warm without frying. It’s delicious this way as well

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