Soybean and Chickpea Kebabs

Soybean Kebabs Indian StyleSoybean is rich in protein and is known to be good for the heart. The kebab recipe I'm going to share was given me by my mother. She has spent a long time in India, China, and Afghanistan (almost 14 years). She learned this recipe in India and improvised upon it. Soybean kebabs resemble normal meat kebabs and taste like lamb meat kebabs. Chickpeas used in this recipe acts as a binding agent and adds taste to the preparation. You can also add finely minced veggies to these kebabs. I generally prepare these kebabs in bulk and keep them in raw form in a refrigerator. Whenever requested, I grill or shallow fry them instantly and serve hot. So, let's make these scrumptious and flavorful soybean kebabs.

Soybean Kebabs Indian Style
Soybean And Chickpeas Kebabs

Soybean and chickpea spicy flat kebabs

Do try these soft, moist, and flavorful chickpea and soybean kebabs with loads of protein content and irresistible flavor to give you energy for the entire day.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Nutrition: (per serving)
Calories: 213 calories
Fat: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
Sodium: 8 milligrams
Protein: 15 grams
Sugar: 4 grams

  • 100 gm soybean chunks
  • 1 cup chana dhal (split chickpeas without seed coat)
  • 1" piece of ginger (chopped)
  • 8 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 8 green chillies (chopped)
  • 8 to 10 black pepper seeds
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1" piece of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • 1/4 piece of nutmeg
  • vegetable oil for shallow frying
  • salt to taste


  1. Except oil, put all the ingredients with 1 glass water together and pressure cook (5 whistles) for 6 to 7 minutes. Open the lid and stir cook on medium heat till all the water is reduced.
  2. Grind the ingredients to a paste in a blender. Make equal size balls and flatten them in the shape of kebabs, by hands.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry on both sides until golden brown. Make sure you keep the flame on medium and keep distance between kebabs.
  4. Serve them hot with fresh mint sauce and bread. You can experiment and can add meat mince to this recipe. You can also use them in burgers.