These super yummy and flavorful kebabs were on my to-cook list for quite some time, and I have no idea what took me so long to publish this easy and simple Chana dal seekh kebab recipe. Mixed lentils and veggies combined together give these seekh kebabs a wonderful mix of flavors and is a perfect addition to any Indian meal. They are very healthy kebabs that are packed with nutrients and pan-cooked in very little oil. Chana dal kebab was on my tonight’s dinner menu and was paired up with Dal tadka and Kadai paneer. All in all our meal tonight was hearty, robust, and loaded with flavor! But these kebabs can be eaten as a snack or you can serve them as a finger food at your next dinner party.
RECIPE DETAIL – Drain and grind soaked dals and veggies coarsely in a food processor. If using a mixer/blender to grind dal, please DO NOT add veggies to the mixer. It will make the dal mixture runny and difficult to bind, add finely chopped veggies later. Grounded dal mixture should be coarse in texture and feel dry. Secret to a soft chana dal kebab lies in how fine the dal is grounded. Add spices to this mixture and finally add besan (and veggies) to bind everything together. Feel free to add veggies of your choice. I have pan cooked these kebabs but as per one’s taste you can choose to deep fry these kebabs. Enjoy it with your favorite chutney.
This recipe yields 12- 14 kebabs but my impatient munchkins ate a few long before I could get my camera ready to shoot. 😉 Team these kebabs with any meal and make a simple dinner turn into a restaurant style dinning.