Foxtail millet vegetable burger patties

By Reshma Seetharam. These are yummy treats that can be served as lunch, packed in your family’s lunch box or served as after school snacks.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: makes 6 burger patties
1/2 cup foxtail millets
1 cup potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1 cup carrot, grated
1 cup peas, boiled and drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro / coriander, finely chopped
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin powder
4 tsp olive oil
2 cups bread crumbs

In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil; add millets, bring to a rolling boil, then reduce to low; cover, and cook for about 12 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Turn off the heat, fluff with a fork and set aside. This should yield 1 cup cooked millets.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked millet, mashed potatoes, egg, carrot, cilantro, and all the powders. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.

Grease your hands with a little oil. Mold them into 3/4 inch patties. Chill the patties in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up.

Dip the patties in breadcrumbs to coat on both sides. Add a few teaspoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook the patties, about 3 minutes each side until golden brown.

Serve it in burger buns, in flatbread wraps or just as veggie millet cutlets with some dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!