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Millet & Oats Kebab

Truly healthy as these are made with millet, oats and veggies only without using any potatoes.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 2 hours
Servings 12 Kebabs

Ingredients

Boil Millet

  • 1/3 Cup Kodo Millet
  • 1/3 Cup Water

For Kebab

  • 1 Cup Boiled Kodo Millet
  • 1 Cup Mixed Vegetables (Peas, Beans, Carrot, Onions)
  • 2 Tbsp Oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp Semolina (Fine)
  • 1 tsp Salt, or as Per Taste
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning Or Oregano
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Oil (For Shallow Frying)

Instructions

Boil Millet

  1. Rinse  Kodo millet in water by changing water several times till you get clear water. You get lot of brown coloured water while rubbing this millet in water.
  2. Soak it in enough water for a minimum of 2 hours. More the better. You can soak it overnight too.
  3. Once again rinse it in clean water.
  4. Add water and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  5. Let the steam settle down on its own.
  6. Open the pressure cooker and your fluffy boiled Kodo millet is ready. Follow the same method for any other millet too.
  7. Use it immediately or keep it in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
  8. Remains good for 3 to 4 days.

Make Millet & Oats Kebab

  1. Steam the veggies, either in a steamer or pressure cook for just one whistle.
  2. Squeeze out the water, if any, from the veggies.
  3. In the food processor, take steamed veggies and boiled millet.
  4. Run the processor for a minute or so till everything comes together.
  5. Take the mix out, add spices, mix in oatmeal and semolina.

  6. Give any shape of your choice and shallow fry or air fry these.
  7. Heat a skillet. Put oil. When the oil gets heated, put kebabs and cook from both the sides till golden brown.
  8. Serve with love, mint chutney optional.

For Making In Air Fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer at 200 degrees for 5 minutes.

  2. Brush oil on both sides of the kebab.

  3. Keep the kebabs directly on the air fryer basket and air fry for 15 to 20 minutes till golden in colour. May flip these in between.

  4. How To Freeze Kebabs

  5. Give shapes and keep them in a plate, slightly apart from each other.

  6. Keep the plate in the freezer till kebabs are frozen,

  7. Once frozen, you may keep these in a ziplock bag.

  8. At the time of making, do not thaw these. Instead, directly fry in air fryer or skillet.

Recipe Notes

  1. Kodo millet increases more than 3 times after being boiled. This 1/3 cup will almost be 1 cup once boiled. However, you can boil more and keep it in the refrigerator for many other purposs, like I did.
  2. You can use any other millet in place of Kodo millet.
  3. Quantity of oatmeal and semolina may differ as per the moisture in your mixture.
  4. You can omit italian seasoning and add black pepper, Chat masala etc and give it an Indian touch.
  5. Lemon juice is added not just for the taste but if added, the mix doesnt stick to hands and it is easier to form shapes.
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