Millet Cutlets/Patties is a simple and healthy dish that can be had for lunch, as a tea time snack, as a party snack or can be packed in kids lunch box. I have also shared a quick sauce or dip which goes well with the millet cutlets. Today we will learn how to make millet/samai cutlets following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Cook millets following the instructions on How to cook Millets. I have used little millet (saamai) to make this cutlet. You can use barnyard millet (kuthiraiwali) or kodo millet (varagu) also to make this millet cutlet. Once you have cooked millets, fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.
Mix flaxseed powder with curd and let is sit for 10 minutes. This is used for binding. You can use 1 egg in place of flaxseed + curd. Another option is to use cheddar cheese.
Wash, peel the skin and grate carrots using the grater with big holes.
Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions, green chilli, garlic, ginger and saute until onions turn transparent.
Add grated carrot, salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder, harissa spice powder (optional) and cook covered. Sprinkle water in between and cook until carrots turn soft.
Once the carrots are cooked, add cooked millets, finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for a further few seconds.
Then add flaxeed + curd mixture and mix well.
Leave it to cool. Divide the mixture equally and shape into patties as show in the picture below. You can refrigerate the patties for 15 minutes, if required.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the patties both sides until golden brown. Serve with quick homemade sauce and enjoy.
Quick Homemade Sauce for the millet cutlets
Before preparing the cutlets, prepare the sauce or make both side by side.
Blend the tomatoes and keep it ready.
Heat olive oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger. Saute until onions turn transparent.
Add blended tomato puree, salt and pepper powder to taste and cook until it thickens stirring from time to time.
Add dry basil and oregano and mix well. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for millet cutlets.
Enjoy Millet Cutlets hot with quick homemade sauce.
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