Northeast African Millet Patties
1 cup millet
2 cups water
3/4 cup tahini or nut butter
1 small onion, finely diced
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
2 tablespoons tamari (soy) sauce, or to taste
- Rinse the millet and soak in the water at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight
- Bring the water and millet to a boil, the quickly turn down the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and let sit uncovered for a few minutes to cool down.
- Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Form into patties and fry over medium heat in a lightly oiled pan for a few minutes on each side until brown. Serve as is or with condiments or chutneys.
- Alternatively, the millet may be served when warm without frying. It’s delicious this way as well.
Makes 4 to 6 servings