Veg Shaami Kebab-Diabetes Friendly Thursday

We always hear about the kebabs made out of chicken, lamb, mutton but we all forget that there are so many different ways we can make vegetarian kebabs too which taste as yummy as the non-vegetarian ones.  Today I am bringing Veg Shaami Kebab which came out surprisingly delicious than the non-veg version.

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My family is not a big fan of kala chana but due to the high nutritional value that it has I want them to have it in some form.  So made these Veg Shaami Kebabs out of kala chana which came out so yummy and you can't tell that they are vegetarian.

DSC_2442-1Kala chana has so many benefits overall including lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer obesity and digestive problems. A cup of Kala chana has 45g of carbs, 12g of fiber and 46g of protein( incomplete protein) which means if consumed with other plant foods such whole grains and vegetables then you can get the right amount of protein.  It is also a good source of vitamin B6 along with essential minerals.

No matter if you are diabetic or not, kala chana should be included in your diet. I was not a big fan of them either but these days, I love the Kala Chana Soup or Kala Chana Chaat

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups kala chana (boiled)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 inch ginger (into a paste)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs

Directions:

Soak the chanas overnight or for about 5-6 hours.  Boil it using a pressure cooker along with a little bit of salt until soft.

DSC_2437-1Mash the chanas using a potato masher or blend it in the blender.  I did put the chanas in the blender along with ginger, garlic, green chili, onion and cilantro.  Take it out of the blender and add salt, red chili powder, garam masala, besan, bread crumbs and mix well using your hand.

DSC_2438-1In the palm of your hands , take a little bit of the kebab mixture shape as desired.  I have given them a round shape.  Shallow fry them in a frying pan or you can deep fry them.

DSC_2440-1Cook them until both sides are crispy.  You can eat it as is with mint chutney, or can be eaten in between the 2 slices of bread making a sandwich or put it in the pita pockets to make a pita sandwich.

Yummy kebabs are ready to eat.  Serve hot as per your liking.

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Disclaimer:  All the above information about Diabetes is from various internet sites as I am also learning about Diabetes myself.   I am not a professional nutritionist or a dietician so please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.  

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http://divinespicebox.com/2015/04/29/kale-chickpeas-hara-bhara-kebab/

http://easybitesonline.com/black-eyed-bean-kebabs-with-mint-yogurt-dip

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Happy Cooking!!!

Source: Livestrong.com

Veg Shaami Kebab-Diabetes Friendly Thursday
 
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Veg Shaami Kebabs, an awesome alternative for vegetarians.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • 2 cups kala chana (boiled)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 inch ginger (into a paste)
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Soak the chanas overnight or for about 5-6 hours. Boil it using a pressure cooker along with a little bit of salt until soft.
  2. Mash the chanas using a potato masher or blend it in the blender. I did put the chanas in the blender along with ginger, garlic, green chili, onion and cilantro. Take it out of the blender and add salt, red chili powder, garam masala, besan, bread crumbs and mix well using your hand.
  3. In the palm of your hands , take a little bit of the kebab mixture shape as desired. I have given them a round shape. Shallow fry them in a frying pan or you can deep fry them.
  4. Cook them until both sides are crispy. You can eat it as is with mint chutney, or can be eaten in between the 2 slices of bread making a sandwich or put it in the pita pockets to make a pita sandwich.
  5. Yummy kebabs are ready to eat. Serve hot as per your liking.

 

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