Millet is a seed from Africa and northern China, and is a staple in the diets of about a third of the world’s population. It’s rich in iron, B vitamins and calcium, has a mild corn flavor and is naturally gluten-free. Millet makes for a great addition to a veggie burger.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (15 oz can, drained, reserve liquid)
  • 1 cup cooked millet
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1.5 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 3 Tbsp chickpea flour or wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup water, stock, or chickpea cooking liquid
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Blend the chickpeas, millet and parsley in a food processor until crumbly OR mash the chickpeas by hand, mince the herb, then combine with the cooked millet in a large bowl
  2. Heat the oil on medium low in a pan
  3. Add minced onion and saute until softened
  4. Add minced garlic and saute 1 minute
  5. Add spices and saute 1 minute
  6. Add flour, stir and cook 5 minutes
  7. Add water or other liquid and stir with a whisk until the mixture forms a thick paste
  8. Stir in Braggs or soy sauce and tahini
  9. Add the paste to a bowl with the millet and chickpea mixture
  10. Mix well, using your hands to form the mixture into a dough
  11. Heat a frying pan on medium
  12. Form the millet chickpea dough into 16 falafels or 8 veggie burgers
  13. Add oil to the pan and fry on both sides until golden (about 5 minutes each side)

 

Recipe modified from savvyvegetarian.com.