veggie / povrće / kasvis

Indian-spiced millet fritters / Indijski popečci od prosa / Hirssipihvit intialaisittain

This week we are continuing our mystery fridge series. Once again we were looking at what we had at home so we didn’t have to go to the store, mostly because the clouds outside were looking menacing. We’ve been having lots of simple Mediterranean flavors lately and we really wanted something different, with a bit more kick. With our spice cabinet full to the brim, we decided on adding some Indian flair to millet, a grain we’ve been wanting to try for a while. At first we were planning to make a salad, but these fritters were so much more exciting! Even though this recipe might look a bit scary because it uses many less-known spices, we bought them all from Finnish stores and have had them for months already. However, halfway through the cooking we realized our garam masala was running low and we’ll need to research some ethnic food stores of Zagreb in the near future, so stay tuned!


  • 2 tbsp oil + for frying
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder or 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 250 g (1 cup) millet
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250 g thick yogurt
  • small bunch of mint
  • bunch of rucola
  • 2 žlice ulja + za pečenje
  • 1/2 žličice kumina
  • 1 žličica sjemenki gorušice
  • 1 žličica kurkume
  • 1 žličica mljevenih sjemenki korijandra
  • 1 žličica garam masale
  • 1 žličica čilija u prahu
  • 1 žličica đumbira u prahu (ili 2 žličice svježeg)
  • 250 g (1 šalica) prosa
  • 1 luk
  • 4 paprike
  • 2 režnja češnjaka
  • 250 g čvrtog jogurta
  • šaka listova mente
  • nekoliko šaka rukole
  • 2 rkl öljyä, lisää paistamiseen
  • 1/2 tl kuminaa
  • 1 tl sinapinsiemeniä
  • 1 tl kurkumaa
  • 1 tl korianterijauhetta
  • 1 tl garam masalaa
  • 1 tl chilijauhetta
  • 1 tl inkiväärijauhetta tai 2 tl raastettua inkivääriä
  • 250 g hirssiä
  • 1 sipuli
  • 4 paprikaa
  • 2 valkosipulinkynttä
  • 250 paksua jogurttia
  • pieni kourallinen minttu lehtiä
  • kourallinen rucolaa


  1. Rinse millet and cook it in salted boiling water, according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Chop up onion, peppers, mince garlic, and grate ginger.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry all the dry spices until fragrant. Add onions, peppers, garlic and fresh ginger (if using), and sauté until the veggies soften.
  4. Mix in the millet, form small patties and fry them in a bit of oil.
  5. In the meanwhile, mix yogurt with chopped mint. Serve fritters on a bed of rucola with the yogurt sauce.
  1. Isperite proso i skuhajte ga u slanoj kipućoj vodi prema uputama na pakiranju.
  2. Nasjeckajte luk, paprike i češnjak, te naribajte svježi đumbir ako ga koristite.
  3. Popecite sve suhe začine na 2 žlice ulja dok ne zamirišu. Dodajte luk, paprike, češnjak i đumbir, te pirjajte dok povrće ne omekša.
  4. Umiješajte proso, oblikujte male popečke i ispecite ih na malo ulja.
  5. U međuvremenu, pomiješajte jogurt s nasjeckanom mentom. Poslužite popečke na rukoli s umakom od jogurta.
  1. Huuhtele hirssi ja keitä suolaisessa vedessä paketin ohjeiden mukaan.
  2. Pilko sipulit, paprikat, valkosipuli ja raasta inkivääri.
  3. Kuumenna 2 rkl öljyä pannussa ja paahda kuivat mausteet kunnes ne alkavat tuoksua. Lisää pilkottu sipuli ja paprika. Paista pari minuuttia ja lisää inkivääri ja valkosipuli.
  4. Kun kaikki vihannekset ovat kypsiä lisää keitetty hirssi ja muodosta pieniä pyöreitä pihvejä. Paista pannussa.
  5. Valmistele kastike jogurtista ja tuoreesta mintusta. Hienonna minttulehdet ja sekoita jogurtin kera. Maista ja mausta suolalla ja pippurilla jos on tarve.

3 thoughts on “Indian-spiced millet fritters / Indijski popečci od prosa / Hirssipihvit intialaisittain

  1. there’s a great little spice store right in the middle of krvavi most. i dont remember the name, but its really cute and i think well equipped :*

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