Day 2 of BM# 30 and today’s dish under ‘Get it Rolled’ theme is Chana dal Kebabs. When you think of kebabs, you think of skewers and meat. Here’s some Wiki gyan about Kebabs – ‘Kebab is derived from the Arabic word ‘kabab’ which means to ‘fry’. I especially like this story about the origin of kebabs — Persian soldiers used their swords to cook meat on open fire and hence started the ‘kebab’ way of cooking meat.
Well since this is a vegetarian food blog, I decided to make some kebabs with beans. This recipe is inspired from one of the Telugu cooking shows. Original recipe used only chickpeas, but I had some cooked mixed beans (from this dal biryani I made earlier) which is used instead. These kebabs were filling and delicious.
I made a couple on the skewer and got restless because of the amount of baby sitting involved. So with the rest of the mixture, I just made patties and shallow fried them. These are great as is with a dipping suce (I served with avocado-cream sauce), perfect to be served at a party. I served them on a salad for a simple and healthy lunch.
Chana Dal Kebabs (Vegetarian Kebabs with Chickpeas)