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

Posted on

November 29, 2016

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