Squash & Millet Cakes

Number of Servings: 4 (275 g)
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Millet is not just for the birds. This ancient whole grain, often neglected in American cuisine, grows from a seeded cereal plant that provides a primary source of nutrition for a large part of the world’s population. Mixed here with sweet butternut squash and spices of northern India, these cakes will make you wish you had discovered millet sooner.


  • 1 cup millet
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Toast the millet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the first seed pops. Wash, drain and set aside. Toast the mustard seeds and spice mix until aromatic.
  2. Put the millet and spices, vegetable broth, squash and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes, or until the millet has absorbed all the water. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Add the cilantro to the millet. Wet your hands and blend the millet mixture to a fairly uniform consistency. Form into twelve cakes. Grill for about three minutes on each side, or until golden. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 275 g

Amount per serving
Calories 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 53.3mg 4%
Iron 2.4mg 10%
Potassium 365mg 8%
Vitamin A 378.8mcg 40%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 7.5mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 63.5mcg 16%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 171.5mg 15%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 84.1mg 20%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Selenium 3mcg 6%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.1mg 50%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.5mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (filtered Water, Organic Carrots, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Garlic, Organic Leeks, Sea Salt, Organic Bay Leaves, Organic Parsley, Organic Thyme), Butternut Squash, Millet, Cilantro, Garam Masala (coriander, Cumin, Nigilla (mangrile), Fennel, Fenugreek, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Spices, Salt), Mustard Seeds, Ginger.

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