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Millet and cowpea falafel lettuce wraps

Millet and cowpea falafel

Ingredients 7
Servings 4
Time 15 min


  • 200
    uncooked millet
  • 1
    packet KNORR brown onion soup
  • 170
    cooked cowpeas, drained
  • 1/4
    fresh mint, plus extra to serve - chopped
  • olive oil - for frying
  • baby gem or butter lettuce - to serve
  • 80
    plain yoghurt - to serve


40 min

In a small pot, bring the millet and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until millet is cooked through and all water is absorbed.

Transfer the cooked millet to a food processor or blender along with the KNORR Brown Onion, cowpeas, and mint. Process until the ingredients are mixed well (but not fine).  Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls.

In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until just hot. Carefully drop the falafels into the now hot oil, gently pressing down on each ball until they form flatter disks.

Fry for 5-7 minutes on the first side, or until golden and crisp, then carefully flip. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the second side is also golden and crisp, then remove falafel from heat and drain on paper towel.

Serve the falafel in the lettuce cups with yoghurt and mint.

TIP: The rolled and shaped falafels freeze well. Place the uncooked falafel on a lined baking tray and freeze until solid then transfer to a ziplock bag. Simply defrost and fry. 


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