Millet fritters with mashed potatoes and a creamy pea sauce
Do you also love fritters? I like them a lot, especially since they are so versatile and can be served with almost all savory meals. They can be made from all kind of grains and/or veggies. I made millet fritters which are not only vegan but also gluten-free and healthy. I served these delicious fritters with mashed potatoes and a creamy pea sauce.
Millet fritters which are easy to make
These healthy vegan millet fritters are a great comfort food and can be eaten for lunch or dinner. They are rich in protein, fiber, and furthermore in nutrients such as: Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, B-vitamins, Tryptophan, Phosphorus, and antioxidants.
The recipe for these fritters is very simple and the ingredients are easily available, and inexpensive. You can serve these fritters with mashed potatoes, rice or even pasta.
These millet fritters are:
- Easy to make
- A great comfort food
Include your favorite veggies
You can make these delicious millet fritters with all kind of veggies. I added fresh corn and peas, however, you could also add grated carrots or zucchini, or any of your favorite veggies.
Creamy pea sauce
I will include the recipe for my creamy pea sauce below. You can serve these millet fritters with any sauce of choice, but since the fritters also contain peas, I thought it would be amazing to make a creamy pea sauce.
Should you recreate my vegan millet fritters recipe, please leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan because I love to see your recreations. Also, if you love fritters as much as I do, then definitely also check out my vegan cauliflower fritters.
- 1 medium (100 g) onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3/4 cup (150 g) millet
- 1 3/4 cup (420 ml) vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp (24 g) cornstarch (or potato starch)
- 1/2 cup (65 g) peas (canned)
- 1/2 cup (80 g) corn (fresh or canned), optional
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 5 tbsp water)
- 3 tbsp (42 g) oil (divided)
- 1 pinch of ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
Creamy Pea Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups (250 g) peas cooked from frozen or canned
- 1 cup (240 ml) light coconut milk or full fat (*see notes)
- 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp starch (e.g. potato starch or cornstarch)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet/frying pan, stir in the diced onion and minced garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes over medium heat
- Rinse millet a few times with tap water and drain. Add it to the onion/garlic mixture, and stir for about 2 minutes
- Add vegetable broth to the millet, and cook on low heat with a lid on until the broth is absorbed (about 20 minutes)
- Meanwhile, make the flax eggs: Combine 2 tbsp ground flax seeds with 5 tbsp water, mix with a whisk and set aside for 5 minutes
- Add starch, flax eggs, corn, and peas into a medium-sized bowl and transfer the cooled millet mixture into the same bowl
- Use your clean hands to mix all ingredients until the mixture holds together
- Slightly wet your hands and form round patties, approximately 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) in size
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet and fry 4 patties from both sides on medium heat until they are golden brown
- Repeat this step with the remaining 4 patties (recipe makes about 8 patties / depends on size)
Creamy Pea Sauce
- Put all ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender and mix well
- Transfer the mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 1 minute until the sauce is thick and creamy
- Serve with millet fritters and mashed potatoes (or pasta or rice). Enjoy!
- You can use any other plant-based milk instead of coconut milk.
- Recipe serves 8. Nutrition facts are for one fritter including sauce.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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I was looking for millet recipes and found yours. I made the fritters. They were very tasty! I was worried because my mixture was quite wet and sticky and I don’t use oil. They came out nice and brown though and didn’t stick. I do like them on the thinner side though so after I cooked four of them, I made 8 patties with the rest of the mixture and put in the freezer for another time… which will probably be later today. ????
Sounds awesome, Tina! Thanks so much for your great feedback. 🙂
I made these for dinner tonight and I must say they are delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. I know I will make them again and again.
Wonderful! Thank you so much for your great feedback! 🙂
My local store is out of nutritional yeast!! Is. There a way I can 86 it in this recipe?? Or substitute it with something? This dish looks so comforting I just wanna make it now! Also, I have flax meal, is that same as ground flax seeds? If not can I use chia seeds instead?
Love, a girl on a mountain with no nearby store.
Hi Nicole, yes flax meal and ground flax seeds are the same. You can leave out the nutritional yeast, the sauce will have less “cheezy” flavor though. 🙂
I made your cauliflower fritters a few weeks ago and LOVED them!!???? When you wrote that the Millet fritters were your fave I knew I had to try as well. At first I did not have high hopes. I’ve never tried millet before and didn’t care for the texture after cooking it and thought I’d done something wrong. When mixing everything, it didn’t quite hold as I would’ve hoped. BUT, somehow it all came together in the end and I agree they’re my favorite too!! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!
Aww, that’s awesome! Makes me so happy, thanks for your feedback 🙂
Thank you- we love them!
That’s awesome! Thank you so much, Arjen 🙂
Thank you so much for this lovely recipe . I substituted buckwheats for millets and the result was amazing. You are very creative with your sauces and I enjoy your recipes a lot. They are creative, easy but full of flavour
Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, Richa. I really appreciate it 🙂
I have millet flour instead of whole millet, will that work?
Hi Cecil, I am afraid it won’t work in this recipe.
you are not supposed to say that. lol, thanks for the info.
Haha, it might work, but I never tried it, so I am really not sure. 😀
You Millet fritters look delicious Ela!
Thanks so much, Jess! I hope you will give them a try 😀
These fritters look so crispy and yummy ????
Love the ingredients with veggies and millet.
Such a nourishing & healthy recipe!
Thank you so much, Bianca. I hope you will try out my recipe one day.
Lots of love,
Deeeelicous!!! I made this tonight and it’s heavenly! Thank you Ela!
So glad you liked my recipe, Leslie! Thanks for your wonderful feedback 🙂
Nisha / @rainbowplantlife
This is such a creative recipe, Ela! I love that you used peas in the sauce. They’re so creamy and starchy, I always forget that they’d make a great vegan alternative to creamy dairy ingredients!
Thank you, Nisha! Yes, I agree, peas are incredibly delicious and so versatile 🙂
Dee | Green Smoothie Gourmet
Ela! thank you for sharing this recipe. Your creativity is so vast! I love millet and would not have connected it with a recipe like this, but of course it’s perfect! This opens up doors! Dee xx
Thanks so much, Dee!! I am so glad you like my recipe idea and I hope you will try it out. 🙂 Lots of love ❤️
Where is the recipe for
The dip ?????
Hello Heidi! I have no idea which dip you mean?! Do you mean the creamy pea sauce? Everything is included in the recipe section.