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Mapuche Millokín Recipe
Mapuche Millokín Recipe

Millokín, or milloquín, is a type of Mapuche dumpling made primarily from a blend of legumes, such as beans, peas, or fava beans, that have been soaked, washed, and cooked.

How to make Mapuche Millokín?

A key point in preparing Mapuche millokín is the puree, which will give the final texture to the dish and allow shaping them into proper round forms.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mapuche
Calories: 300
Preparation Time: 12 hours
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Homemade Mapuche Millokín Recipe


  • 500 g of split peas
  • 500 g of granulated beans
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Merkén paste


  1. In a large dish, add the beans and peas, cover with water and soak overnight. Rinse to remove impurities and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, cook the soaked beans and peas in plenty of boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked. Remove from heat, drain and reserve the legumes and cooking liquid separately.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the beans and peas to form a puree, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid to achieve the necessary consistency. Set aside.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add the chopped onion and sauté until soft and translucent. Incorporate into the reserved legume puree along with the cilantro and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Season the puree with salt and pepper to taste, then form small dumpling-like balls.
  6. Serve the Mapuche millokines optionally accompanied with a merkén chili sauce.

Tips for preparing Millokín

Ensure to soak the legumes in enough water, as they will hydrate and expand overnight and should always be covered.

Did you Know?

The traditional diet of the Mapuche people has been based on agricultural products that they plant and harvest, mainly wheat, potatoes, peas, fava beans, garlic, onions, chili, and corn.


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