Soya Shami Kababs

Shami kabas are pan fried kababas made from mince and lentils .I have made these using soya  granules instead of the mince .They taste equally as good and yummy as the mince kababs.A great alternative for Vegeterains . Packed with soy proteins and flavoured with spices these kababs just melt in the mouth .Serve them as starters or as a side dish.


 250 gms Soya granules soaked in water
 50 gms Chana dal washed and soaked for an hour.
6-7 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
4-5 kashmiri red chillies
1 tsp jeera/cumin
5-6 pepper corns
1 stick Cinnamon
4-5 cloves
 4 green cardamon
2 bay leaves
few sprigs of coriander and mint leaves
1 tbsp besan/gram flour
1 tbsp lemon juice/as needed
1 tbsp + to shallow fry


Soak the soya granules  for 30 minutes and drain all the excess water.

In a Vessel add soya,Dal,and  rest of the ingredients except the besan,lemon and the coriander ,mint leaves

Add sufficient water and boil it  in a vessel or pressure cook it till water evaporates and dry.

Let the mixture cool down a bit then discard the bay leaves and grind the boiled  mixture.

Then add the chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Add salt ,lime juice 1 tbsp oil and besan and mix well.

Wet your palms with water and flatten them to shape it into a pattie.

Heat oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry on both sides till brown.

Serve hot with mint chutney.

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