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Vegan Seekh Kebab

Updated: Apr 5

The festive season is approaching, and it would not be a celebration without indulgence in food. Sharing and enjoying food are essential components of making the holiday truly memorable. However, healthy food habits and festive foods may not go together, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite holiday foods. After all, festivals are meant to be enjoyed and to create memories. So here is one non-meat kebab recipe for this festive season to uplift your mood and health, which is a win-win. Seekh Kebab is a meat dish popular in South Asia, traditionally grilled on skewers on an open fire with lots of spices and fragrant herbs. I have attempted to make vegan seekh kebab using tofu and boiled potatoes as the main ingredients, which are rich in protein and fiber. I have also added zucchini and red bell pepper for their nutritional value, as well as herbs and spices to round out the mouth-watering taste of the dish.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

My recipe is pretty straightforward. The only thing that needs attention is that the seekh kebab mixture should be as dry as possible to stick to skewers easily. If the kebab mixture has too much moisture, it will not adhere to the skewers. I use an oven instead of an open fire or grill to cook the kebabs. It is an easy and tasty way to cook kebabs.

Serves :3-4

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Total time: 60 mins


Extra-firm Tofu- 100gm

Potato – 2 medium (boiled and mashed)

Green Zucchini- - ½

Red bell pepper – ½

Red onion- 1 medium

Garlic- 3 cloves

Ginger- ½ inch

Cilantro leaves- ½ cup ( finely chopped)

Gram flour (besan) – ½ cup

Coriander seeds – 1tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Black pepper- 7-8

Red chili - 1

Chili flakes- 1 tsp

Lemon /lime juice – 1 tbsp.

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp.

Salt- 1tsp

Skewer - 4

Vegan Seekh Kebab


1. Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, and red chili in a pan for 2 minutes until aromatic. Grind to a powder in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

2. Pat dry extra-firm tofu in a tissue to remove excess moisture. Crumble it in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add zucchini, red bell pepper, onion, ginger, and garlic to a food processor. Use the pulse function to mince vegetables. Squeeze out excess moisture using a strainer or cloth.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

Vegan Seekh Kebab

4. Add mashed potatoes to the mixing bowl.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

5. Add roasted ground coriander, cumin, black pepper, and dried chili.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

6. Add minced vegetables to a mixing bowl.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

7. Add chopped cilantro, gram flour, lemon juice, salt, and 1 ½ Tbs. of olive oil. Knead the mixture to make it homogeneous.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

Vegan Seekh Kebab

Vegan Seekh Kebab

Vegan Seekh Kebab

8. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

9. Divide the mixture into four parts. Take one part and run the kebab mix around the skewer to form a sausage-like shape. Make four sausage-shaped seekh kebabs like the image below.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

10. Preheat the oven to 375° F . Grease the baking pan with oil. Brush each kebab using oil.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

11. Bake for 40 mins. After 20 mins of baking, flip the kebabs over. Take the kebabs out of the oven when they start to turn golden.

Vegan Seekh Kebab

12. Serve them hot with coriander chutney or chimichurri. Enjoy

Vegan Seekh Kebab

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Apr 05
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Tried making this for my family and I today, amazing dish!

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