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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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 piece


  • 1/2 cup basil roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 1 onion medium , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese coarsely grated or any other hard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper coarsely ground (or more as per taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 green chillies , finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsps 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 :).