Cleansing Beet Millet Pancakes

Serves 2 – 3 | 40 minutes

Beets are one of the most powerful foods for cleansing and rejuvenation. Their powerful healing ability goes directly to the liver.

This is a delicious healing recipe. Something about frying pancakes and eating something with a crunchy crust was really satisfying. Now when I make them I eat mine with a little mustard on top and some yogurt, but my husband prefers them with catsup.

When you make this recipe you may have to make adjustments with the amount of millet and besan flour you use, because of the size and juiciness of your beets. Also you can become as creative as you wish with the spices, depending on what flavors you enjoy. You might try adding curry powder or hot chilies for a different taste. Enjoy!


  • 2/3 cup uncooked millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 red medium-sized beets, cooked and peeled
  • 2-4 Tablespoons besan (garbanzo) flour
  • Ghee or vegetable oil, as needed
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chili powder
  • Salt


  1. Bring water to a boil and add the millet. Lower heat, cover, and cook for 25-35 minutes until completely soft.
  2. Using the grating attachment in a food processor, grate the beets.
  3. Mix the grated beets with the millet in a mixing bowl. Depending on the size of the beets, you may not want to add all of the millet. You want about equal parts beets to millet.
  4. Add enough besan flour to the mixture until it is stiff enough to form into patties. You might need to add a little more than 4 tablespoons.
  5. Add spices to taste.
  6. Coat a small sauté pan with a little oil and put it over medium heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook until browned on each side. Continue with the remaining mixture.
  7. Arrange the patties on a serving platter and serve immediately with sour cream or yogurt.