An Indian get-together is complete only when kebabs are served as a starter. Served with mint chutney and a cup of tea make it all the more delicious. Well, kebabs are not limited to meat but have vegetarian variants too. If you thought that it only had to do with paneer, then you are in for a huge surprise. Here is a list of vegetarian kebabs to try next time:
1 Dahi Ke Kebab
Dahi Ke Kebab are soft, creamy kebab made from hung curd, combined with breadcrumbs and paneer to give it a volume and shape. Various masala, herbs, and cashew nuts are added to give it flavor and crunch. It is different from other vegetarian kebabs as it has a different texture with a mild crunch because of the onions. Enjoy this kebab with green chutney.
2 Chana Dal Seekh Kebab
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab serves as a perfect vegetarian starter. It is made with ideal proportions of raw banana, chana dal, and cabbage with mint, spices, and chilies. In this kebab, chana dal is roasted and powdered while adding to the dough rather than soaking it overnight and cooking it. Roasting them gives a rich aroma and texture to the kebabs which attract everybody.
3 Badami Chandni Kebab
Badami Chandni Kebab is a dish from Mughlai cuisine. Mughlai food is famous for its abundant use of dry fruits such as cashew nuts and almonds. These dry fruits are not only used as a whole but by grinding them into a fine paste. Almond paste adds creaminess to any dish. In this kebab, almonds have been ground with paneer to give a smooth mixture along with spices and some bread to give a melt in the mouth finish.
4 Moong Dal Seekh Kebab
Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a combination of yellow moong dal, spices, and mashed potatoes. They are pressed onto a seekh and grilled to give a perfect finish.
5 Vegetable Kebab
Vegetable Kebab is a healthy snack made with vegetables like bottle gourd, onions, and potatoes with various spices. They are served hot with tea or coffee along with green chutney.
6 Mexican Kebab
Mexican Kebabs have an exotic taste as they are made with baby corn, capsicum, paneer, and mushrooms. These vegetables are marinated in garlic, spices, and curd to enhance their taste.
7 Hara Bhara Kebab
Hara Bhara Kebab is the most loved kebabs in Indian restaurants as they are made with spinach. They are combined with mashed chana dal, paneer, green peas, and flavored with spices, green chilies, and ginger. It is liked by all the age groups because of its texture and flavor.
8 Palak Kebabs
Spinach, also known as palak is a vegetarian kebab full of healthy ingredients, spices, and delicious taste. Created with spinach leaves as its main ingredient, palak kebabs taste best when paired with mint chutney and a hot cup of tea.
9 Rajma Kebab
It is not necessary that all tasty snacks come with fat content. Dishes like Rajma Kebab contain only 100 calories as it is made with minimal oil. Green chilies, garam masala, and ginger give it a delicious flavor. Ingredients like potatoes and rajma are protein packed and energy-rich which is a delight.
10 Badam and Arbi Ke Kebab
Badam and Arbi sound like an unusual combination, but the result is a memorable starter. Colocasia or Arbi, cooked and mashed is combined with almond paste and other ingredients. They are grilled till they are golden brown all over. You can enjoy the rich flavor of Badam aur Arbi ke Kebab with a hot cup of tea.
11 Vegetable Shikampuri Kebab
Just as royal Vegetable Shikampuri Kebab sounds, the taste is also going to make you feel like a king or queen. Although it is cooked on a tawa with minimal oil, it boasts about its rich taste of mashed vegetables with paneer, khoya, brown onions, and other flavors like spice powders, mint, coriander, and other whole spices.
12 Makai Galouti Kebab
Makai Galaouti Kebab is a vegetarian adaptation of galouti kebab. The main feature of galouti kebab is that it melts in the mouth within the first bite. Adding potatoes to these kebabs help in binding whereas paneer gives it a creamy texture. Adding chopped brown onions, give it a delicious flavor. They are served hot with green chutney.
13 Khumbh Ke Kebab
Khumbh ke Kebab is low in calories and rich in protein. It serves as a perfect choice for health-conscious people. They have mushrooms and oats combined with various spices, coriander, onions, pepper, and green chilies to give them a flavor.
14 Spinach and Chana Kebab
Every health enthusiast will vouch for Spinach and Chana Kebab. It has ingredients like chana dal, methi leaves, spinach, and various aromatic spices. This kebab is shallow fried with minimal oil. The combination of ingredients makes it a perfect North Indian starter.
15 Corn and Potato Kebabs
Mashed Potatoes and Corn make up as a core ingredient in Corn and Potato Kebab. They are shaped on a skewer and grilled to make a seekh kebab. They can also be shallow-fried to make tikki’s.
16 Corn and Lotus Stem Kebab
Corn and Lotus Stem Kebab are a healthy snack having lotus stem and corn as its core ingredient. They are stuffed with walnuts and almonds to give a delicious taste.
17 Jain Kebabs
Jain Kebabs are made with mashed raw bananas mixed with paneer, semolina, and spice powder. These are shallow-fried and served hot with chutney or curd. They are a perfect snack for fasting days.
18 Kale Chane Ke Kebab with Hari Chutney
Kale Chane Ke Kebab is a protein-rich snack perfect for rainy evenings and cold winter afternoons. They are made strictly according to Jain rules. They don’t contain any garlic, onion, seedy vegetables, or roots, making it a perfect ‘satvik – snack.’ They are served hot with spicy green chutney.
19 Khasta Kebab
Khasta Kebab is a crispy and crunchy starter, prepared from a mixture of kidney beans, boiled potatoes, paneer, chopped chilies, and ginger. These kebabs are deep-fried and served with green chutney with a hot cup of tea.
20 Nutri Kebabs
As the name suggests, Nutri Kebab is full of nutrition and serves as a delicious low-calorie snack item. It has healthy and nutritious vegetables and black chana as the main ingredients. These are then blended with other spices and ingredients and then roasted in a pan with little oil.