Foxtail Millet and Basil Patties - Another recipe using this wonder grain
A nutritious millet pairs with flavourful ingredients like basil, garlic and onion to make delicious bite sized appetisers or a yummy tea-time snack
medium , finely chopped
coarsely grated or any other hard
coarsely ground (or more as per taste)
, finely chopped (optional)
olive oil cooking oil
or any other
Rinse the millets in water, place it in a container that will fit in the pressure cooker and add 1 3/4 cup of water to it.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and on sim for 5-7 minutes. Once the cooker is cool enough to open, remove the millets, mash with a spoon and keep aside.
To the mashed millets, add all other ingredients and mix well with fingertips.
If you want to make this gluten free, omit breadcrumbs and use 2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed instead.
Divide this into 6-8 balls and flatten on your palm to make patties as shown in the photos and keep in one layer on a plate.
At this stage you could cover the plate with cling film and refrigerate for few hours until you need to make them.
Grease a non stick tava, once moderately hot, place the patties in one layer. Once the bottom side turns golden brown, turn to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes until crisp and golden.
Serve immediately with ketchup, chutney or marinara sauce.
Omit the chillies if you are sharing this with young kids :).