Vegetarian Shammi Kabab [How to make vegetarian shammi kabab/ Shami kebab]
Shami kabab/ Shammi kabab/ shammi kebab is an Awadhi dish which is made from minced meat. However the vegetarian shammi kabab is generally made from black chickpeas/ brown chickpeas (kala chana). These are crisp and succulent. This is a simple recipe and also one of the healthiest party snacks item. Black chick peas are rich source of protein and fiber and it has many health benefits too. They help in weight loss and also keeps cholesterol level low. This is a good food for diabetic patients also. If you are following any particular diet, then you can simply have a cup of boiled chickpeas salad.
Also read other black chickpeas recipes:
- No Onion No Garlic Sauteed Chickpeas
- Sprouted Black Chickpeas Fritters
- Black Chickpeas Sweet Porridge
This is an easy to make snacks which takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. The only thing to do is soak the chickpeas overnight (6 – 8hrs) and boil them (pressure-cook for 6 -8 whistles). Grind to paste, add spices and shallow fry the kababs. While boiling you can add whole spices or else while binding you can add powdered whole spices (garam masala). Here I have added onion, whole spices along with boiled chickpeas while grinding. You can deep fry them also but however I have pan fried them. You can shape them as you wish. Just apply oil on both palms and shape the mixture. Serve these kababs with onion rings (with dash of lemon juice and black salt) or with cilantro dip (dhania chutney) or tomato ketchup. These can well combine with burger buns to make burger. Just add cheese spread or mayonese on both sides of bun, add some lettuce, onion rings for extra taste. Healthy burger is ready to serve.
This is somewhat similar to the falafel recipes which are made from garbanzo beans (white chickpeas). Read Sesame Falafel recipe here.
Read other kabab recipes also:
Lets make veg shammi kababs.