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).
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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- 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:
- Add all the veggies, spices + cooked lentil in a food processor and pulse to mix everything together.
- Pulse till 2 minute till everything is minced and nicely incorporated.
- Now add 2 bread slices, water and pulse to form a smooth mix.
- Remove the kabab mix into a large bowl.
Making the Vegetable Kababs Shape:
- Now divide the vegetable mix into equal parts (I made 24 small kebabs out of them).
- Then flatten the mix in between your palms and form any shape of kebabs you desire. (I made them slightly oblong).
- 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).
Frying the Kebabs:
- Heat a medium size wok or skillet and add 1/4 cup of oil.
- Let the oil heat for a minute.
- Remove the uncooked vegetable kababs resting in fridge.
- Now add 3-4 kababs (depending on the an size), in the hot oil and shallow fry on both side.
- Similarly add more oil and shallow fry all the kababs.
Baking the Kababs:
- Pre-heat oven at 190C
- Line the uncooked kababs on a baking try.
- Spray the cooking oil on each kabab and bake for 10 minutes.
- Turn off the oven and flip the kababs on other side, spray with oil and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Once the kababs have reached the desired consistency of color (golden to dark brown), turn off the oven.
- Remove the cooked kababs immediately or they'll brown a lot.
- Either way you choose to cook, once the kababs are made, transfer them to a serving bowl.
- Serve with choice of chutneys and pickles.
They can be prepped a night before or the kabab dough can be frozen till 2 weeks.
Amount Per ServingCalories 112 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 82mg Carbohydrates 13g Fiber 3g Sugar 2g Protein 4g