Vegetable Kabab: Vegan & Glutenfree (Fried + Baked Version)

Vegetable Kabab (Vegan & Glutenfree – Fried + Baked Version) delicious, easy and extremely popular Indian snack, is made using mixed vegetables, lentil, and a few spices.

They are excellent to serve with drinks or any of your party. The mixture can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.


Happy Monday Folks and here I’m yet again with another party snack and this one is another crowd pleaser – Vegetable Kabab !

They are extremely popular in India, especially for weddings and parties where they are usually served in smaller sizes and always the first one to go out 😉


Since past few days, I’ve been posting about Holi recipe (Indian festival) and a couple of you have asked me for an easy-peasy vegetarian recipe that would feed a crowd and KIDS Approved!

So, that got me thinking and then I remembered these kababs which we hogged upon (as kids or adults) at Indian weddings/parties….

I mean the only thing that kept us busy in such gathering apart from playing (when kids) were fav food.

And these Vegetable Kabab or kebabs (as many of you may call them) came to my mind.

I’ve made them a couple of times in our parties, but trust me, us being ‘snack-lovers’ it’s really hard to remember to name one at times.


So, coming back to our vegetable kababs, it’s a fairly simple recipe and highly customizable.

There is no ‘Must-Have’s’ in it and you can literally make one with leftovers too and that’s one of the BEST things about kababs.

For this particular recipe, we are using mixed vegetables, some cooked lentils (I’m using green grams, you can use any other lentil or totally skip this ingredient).

Some spices and few glutenfree bread (as some of my friends don’t eat gluten and I’m making this for tea this weekend). 


Also, to make it even easier to make, I’m dividing the recipe into 2 Major Parts and last part is divided into 2 parts (depending on the choice of cooking: frying or baking).

It’s really hard for me to deep fry anything, I just cannot muster that much courage to deep fry often as I cannot eat very heavy food (I always fall sick after that) and I really love to eat…..

So I figured out a way to turn deep fry into something lighter. 

So I usually shallow fry the required recipe or figure a way to bake them (I’ve baked burger patties to kachori’s n all).

Vegetable Kabab

The vegetable kababs are really flavorful hence you don’t even need any chutney or sauce to serve it with, however, you want, you can serve any of choice.

Go ahead and try these kababs and hope you enjoy them as much as we do with our friends n family.


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Yields 24 Medium Kababs

Vegetable Kabab

Extremely easy and popular Indian snack recipe that's perfect for parties or even weddings. This recipe tells you how to fry or bake them using the same ingredients.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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3 Medium Boiled Potato - peeled and cubed

1 Cup Cooked Lentil - you can use any from green gram or yellow gram

1 Cup Cauliflower florets - chopped

1/2 Cup Peas - fresh or frozen

3 Tbsp Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - chopped

1 Medium Onion

1/2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

1/2 Tsp Green Chili Paste - optional

5 Tbsp GramFlour - also known as besan (Indian stores) or chickpea flour

3 Tbsp Water

2 Bread Slices - I'm using glutenfree, you can use any kind of plain bread.

1/2 Cup Olive Oil - for shallow frying

Cooking Spray - for baking


1/4 Tsp Turmeric

1 Tsp Red Chili Powder

1 Tsp Cumin Powder

1 Tsp Garam Masala

Salt as per taste


    Making the Vegetable Kabab Mix:
  1. Add all the veggies, spices + cooked lentil in a food processor and pulse to mix everything together.
  2. Pulse till 2 minute till everything is minced and nicely incorporated.
  3. Now add 2 bread slices, water and pulse to form a smooth mix.
  4. Remove the kabab mix into a large bowl.
  5. Making the Vegetable Kababs Shape:
  6. Now divide the vegetable mix into equal parts (I made 24 small kebabs out of them).
  7. Then flatten the mix in between your palms and form any shape of kebabs you desire. (I made them slightly oblong).
  8. Keep the kebabs in a lined tray or plate and keep in fridge for 15 minutes. (this helps in kebabs holding it shape while sauteeing or frying).
  9. Frying the Kebabs:
  10. Heat a medium size wok or skillet and add 1/4 cup of oil.
  11. Let the oil heat for a minute.
  12. Remove the uncooked vegetable kababs resting in fridge.
  13. Now add 3-4 kababs (depending on the an size), in the hot oil and shallow fry on both side.
  14. Similarly add more oil and shallow fry all the kababs.
  15. Baking the Kababs:
  16. Pre-heat oven at 190C
  17. Line the uncooked kababs on a baking try.
  18. Spray the cooking oil on each kabab and bake for 10 minutes.
  19. Turn off the oven and flip the kababs on other side, spray with oil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  20. Once the kababs have reached the desired consistency of color (golden to dark brown), turn off the oven.
  21. Remove the cooked kababs immediately or they'll brown a lot.
  22. Either way you choose to cook, once the kababs are made, transfer them to a serving bowl.
  23. Serve with choice of chutneys and pickles.
  24. Enjoy.


They can be prepped a night before or the kabab dough can be frozen till 2 weeks.



2055 cal


118 g


400 g


52 g
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40 Replies to "Vegetable Kabab: Vegan & Glutenfree (Fried + Baked Version)"

  • Edna Oneal August 15, 2018 (2:24 pm)
    Wow. It looks delicious. I love vegetable kabab very much. So, I will try to make it very soon. Your recipe will help me. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
  • Veronika's Kitchen March 5, 2018 (1:01 pm)
    Wow! I've never tried it but would like to make this baked version! looks so delicious and easy to make)
  • Stacey March 5, 2018 (2:43 am)
    I would love some of these right about now! They look so tasty and love that I can bake them!
  • Leslie March 4, 2018 (10:34 pm)
    I love that these are baked - they sound like the perfect dish to warm me up right now!
  • Matt Kearns March 4, 2018 (8:08 pm)
    Hi Molly these kababs look off the hook! I usually am a meat eater but would take a day off and eat my fill of these guys!
    • Molly Kumar March 6, 2018 (2:43 am)
      Thanks Matt and I'm so glad you liked the recipe.
  • Sharon March 3, 2018 (1:16 am)
    These look so good! I like that you can bake or fry them. Thanks for this great recipe.
  • Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen March 2, 2018 (1:48 pm)
    Such a great nibble to serve at parties! Bookmarking these for next time I have guests, they sound so tasty!
  • Analida @ March 2, 2018 (12:50 pm)
    I love finding meatless meals for Lent and these kebabs look so tasty! I can't wait to try them. I have a similar recipe my family loves for curry lentil burgers if you are interested.
  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health March 1, 2018 (5:15 pm)
    thank you for sharing both baked and fried version!!!
  • Kate February 28, 2018 (4:40 pm)
    These are so beautiful and they sound delicious, too. I am pinning to try them later!
  • Danielle February 26, 2018 (4:40 pm)
    These are a great veggie option. They would go great in a pitta bread with loads of tzatziki.
    • Molly Kumar February 26, 2018 (8:32 pm)
      That would be a perfect combination!!! Infact we are having them for dinner tonight ;)
  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish February 26, 2018 (4:33 pm)
    I can definitely see how these are popular to serve at weddings. It looks so delicious and easy!! I love that you gave alternative ways to cook them! I will be trying these real soon! Great recipe Molly!
    • Molly Kumar February 26, 2018 (8:50 pm)
      Thanks so much Elaine, so glad you liked the recipe.
  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy February 26, 2018 (4:26 pm)
    What a tasty way to get in some veggies. Love the "no meat" ....and lentils are always a hit. These sound so flavourful....and what a fun dish to make on the weekend.
  • Diana Johnson February 26, 2018 (3:53 pm)
    Love all the veggies in these kababs!
  • Traci February 26, 2018 (3:53 pm)
    I love every ingredient in this recipe and really need to give this one a go! Thanks for sharing...wish I had some for breakfast right now :)
  • Allison Mattina February 26, 2018 (3:52 pm)
    I legitimately have to say, this is a recipe I've never heard of. I love trying things, especially when they look this tasty! Glad you added a baked version!
    • Molly Kumar February 28, 2018 (5:02 am)
      Hi Allison, it's an extremely popular snack from India :) usually served in parties or larger gatherings like weddings. Its usually loaded with potatoes + other veggies n deep fried. However, I've lightened the recipe and made it extremely easy to make n serve at home :)
  • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife February 26, 2018 (3:39 pm)
    These kababs look absolutely delicious and perfectly formed! I bet I would have a hard time just sticking to eating a few if they were put in front of me. I'm the same way: it's hard for me to deep fry food, so if I have to fry something, I usually do a shallow fry, which is how my family always fried food as a kid.
  • Marjory February 26, 2018 (3:21 pm)
    Love this recipe! I'm definitely in for the baked version...but, I'm sure both are fantastic.
    • Molly Kumar February 28, 2018 (5:08 am)
      Yes, they both taste equally good :) Thanks.
  • Nicoletta @sugarlovespices February 26, 2018 (2:31 pm)
    Wow! Love them! They would be my new favorite party food :-) . I love deep fried foods but we have it only once in a while, so it is nice to have the baked alternative.
    • Molly Kumar February 28, 2018 (5:54 am)
      Thanks Nicoletta, do give them a try soon.
  • Abby @ WinsteadWandering February 26, 2018 (2:30 pm)
    These look so good! With all the healthy ingredients packed inside, I would feel a lot less guilt over eating the fried version.
  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy February 26, 2018 (2:30 pm)
    You have no idea, but this weekend, I was craving something deep fried like this one right here! I am definitely making these this week...

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