Attempt #3 at a veggie shami kabab


OK. Here we go again. Attempt number 3. This time I am going to use Chana Dal (Split Peas) and Veggie Crumbles (a Ground Beef Substitute). I think this is the closest I have come this far to the magical taste. But darn, the Shan Shami Kabab masala got me this time too! Just when I thought everything was good, the masala added way too much salt to the mix. To compensate I had to add more of the potato/dal mix and that threw the balance off. The end result was a perfectly pleasant veggie kabab, just not quite what I was going for though. Will try again.

P.S. I used the leftover mix to make Veggie Burgers today. They turned out to be kickass Burgers!

Veggie Shami Kabab v3.0

INGREDIENTS (for 12-16 kababs)

1/2 cup Chana dal (Yellow Split Peas)

1 medium potato

1 1/2 cup water

Cooking Oil

1/4 onion finely chopped

5 oz Morningstar Veggie Crumbles

1 tsp minced ginger

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1 Tbsp Shan Shami Kabab Mix


1. Pressure cook the Chana Dal, Potato with the 1 1/2 cup water.

2. Drain the water from the cooked dal.

3. Peel the potato and mash with the dal. Set aside.

2. Chop the onion, garlic and ginger.

3. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a frying pan.

4. Add onion to hot oil till it was transparent. I used moderate heat because I did not want caramelized onions.

5. Add veggie crumbles, and let it cook for 1-2 mins.

6. Add ginger and garlic and mix it together

7. Add the Shan Shami Kabab mix.

8. Add the potato/dal mix and mix everything together. NOTE: I added only half of the Potato/Dal mix to start off and everything tasted great except the masala was overpowering with its salt and heat. So then I added all of the Potato/Dal mix which threw the texture of the kabab off.

9. Add a little water and cover the pan.

10. Let the mix cook for about 6-7 minutes.

11. Let it cool.

12. Roll into balls and flatten into patties about 3 inches in diameter.

13. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a frying pan and pan fry.

14. Serve with slices of lemon and chopped onion with Tamarind and Green Chutney.

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One response to “Attempt #3 at a veggie shami kabab

  1. Pingback: A generalized veggie stir-fried noodle recipe aka what to eat when you have random stuff in the fridge | foodydoody

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