Millet Chickpea Egg-free Croquettes

This egg-free croquettes recipe uses antioxidant rich purple cabbage, beta carotene rich carrots, and mustard greens

Millet Chickpea Eggless Croquettes

Millets are ancients grains that are rich in minerals and vitamins. For this croquettes recipe, either ragi [finger millet] or bajra [pearl millet] can be used. Typically croquettes involve eggs, but this recipe does not use eggs. Sliced bakery bread, preferably made with whole wheat, comes in handy to bind the dough and shape the croquettes for deep frying.

The recipe here combines antioxidant rich purple cabbage, beta carotene rich carrots, and mustard greens. Substitute any common leafy greens available locally like drumstick greens or amaranth leaves.

Millet Chickpea Egg-free Croquettes Recipe


  • ½ cup cooked pearl millet
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 3 to 4 slices of whole wheat bread
  • ½ cup finely chopped or grated veggies like purple cabbage, carrots, spinach/mustard greens/amaranth leaves, mint leaves
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Preparation method for millet chickpea egg-free croquettes

  1. Mash the cooked chickpeas and millet, and combine it with chopped veggies, chilli powder, salt, and knead to make thick dough
  2. Wet the bread slices in water and squeeze out excess water, and knead it into the dough till well incorporated
  3. Shape the dough and deep fry in medium hot oil till crisp on the outside and done on the inside
  4. Serve warm with homemade cilantro mint chutney and tomato chilli chutney.

This recipe was first published in the June 2016 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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Sheela Preuitt
Sheela Preuitt juggles the hats of writer, cuisinière, applications developer, childhood literacy advocate, and crazy-craftswoman. She shares her culinary expeditions at her blog.


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