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Chana Dal Kebabs

Chana Dal and Yam Kebabs

Gluten-free and Vegan Soft and Melt in Mouth Kebabs
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snacks and Starters
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Kebabs


  • 1 Cup Split Chickpea Lentil(Chana Dal)
  • ½ Cup Yam(Suran/Jimikand)
  • 1-2 tbsp Chickpea Flour(Besan) or add more if required
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • ½ Cup Finely Minced Onion
  • 1" Fresh Ginger piece
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1-2 Green Chilies or as required
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder as required
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil for patties and as required for grilling
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash nicely and soak Chana Dal for 4-5 hrs.
  • Take roughly chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Take thoroughly washed coriander leaves.
  • Add all the ingredients in a food processor except chickpea flour, salt and oil and grind coarsely. Don't add water to it. If the mixture is too tight, add 1-2 Tbsp of water not more than that.
  • Add chickpea flour, oil and mix well. You can make the mixture 1-2 hrs before making the patties/kebabs.
  • Refrigerate the mixture covered with a cling film if you want to make it later and don't add salt if you are not making it immediately, as the mixture can leave water.
  • When ready to make, mix in salt and heat a non-stick pan or a grilling pan on the stove-top.
  • Add 1-2 Tsp of oil, divide the mixture into equal portions, shape into patties and grill on medium heat from both sides.
  • It takes around 10-15 minutes for kebabs to completely cook from both sides. You can also shape these like seekh kebabs on skewers.
  • Once cooked from both side, serve hot with the dip of your choice. Goes best with mint yogurt dip.

To make Kebab Wrap

  • To make vegan rolls take any flatbread or tortilla, add some lettuce or salad leaves, place kebabs on the leaves, add lots of mint-(vegan) yogurt dip and onions with lemon juice, sprinkle chaat masala and enjoy the vegan wrap. Take any gluten-free flatbread to make it gluten-free wrap/roll.

Storing the Kebabs

  • You can also refrigerate these Kebabs in an airtight container or freeze for a week in freezer friendly container.


For Vegan Friendly Mint-Yogurt Dip use Vegan/Plant based yogurt.
Keyword Chana Dal And Yam Kebabs, Split Chickpeas Lentil and Yam Kebabs
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