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Galouti Kebab

A Street food food marathon without visiting Lucknow would be amiss considering the rich legacy of kebabs and biryanis that were gifted to us by the Nawabs and the royal kitchens.Meat being the mainstay lots of kebabs including Tunday ki kebab, sheesh kebab, Galouti kebabs were meat rich. Over a period of time, some of these have vegetarian equivalents too. And presented today is the rich Galouti kebab. This is totally vegan and GF too. So do check this out to make at your parties and potlucks .

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Prep time – 20-25 Mins ; cook time – 15~17 Mins ; makes – 9 to 10 kebabs

Spice level – medium : course – snacks / appetisers

Cuisine – Indian


  • Cooked rajma / kidney beans – 1 cup
  • Roasted gram flour/ besan- 2 heaped tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated onion – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee (vegans can sub with oil) – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4~ 1/3 tsp each of clove powder, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cashew nut powder – 1 tbsp
  • Minced green chillies – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Soaked, drained and minced soya granules – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander and mint leaves – 1 tbsp each
  • Lemon juice – 1/3 TBSP
  • Oil / ghee – to shallow fry


  1. In a bowl, add the cooked and mashed Rajma (devoid of any moisture) , minced soya granules , salt, spice powders and mix well.
  2. In a shallow pan, add oil , sauté grated onion, garlic and ginger paste till they turn brown. Cool and add to the soya – rajma mixture above.
  3. Now add coriander , chillies, lemon juice, mint leaves and make a thick dough of the “mock” meat.
  4. Make small rounds and flatten them into kebab / tikki shapes
  5. Heat 4-5 tbsp of oil / ghee in the same pan and shallow fry these kebabs in low flame till crispy on both sides
  6. Serve immediately with green chutney.


If the rajma is too wet n runny , add 1 more tsp of roasted gram flour.

  • Add bits of raisins / kishmish if you need a hint of sweet.
  • You may add finely chopped cashew nuts to elevate the textural beauty of these kebabs.



  1. vaishali sabnani

    Galouti Kebabs have always been my favourite and they make such a perfect party snack . Protein rich kebabs are a perfect street food from Lucknow and trust me we all will drool over these .

  2. I have always wanted to make these galouti kebabs but never came around..your version looks so sinful and inviting Kalayni, wonderful pick for the day!

  3. Omg such an torture to look at these gorgeous kababs and unable to have them ..Rajma is such an amazing substitute , this just looks mind blowing, and I love the well explained preparation !! That is an amazing pick for the letter G kalyani .. You know what I was planning to make these for G as well but came up with something totally different:D I couldn't have done justice to these amazing kababs as you did for sure kalyani !! perfectly made, you rock with you recipe choices !!

  4. Priya Suresh

    Nutritious Kebab looks ultimate and rajma is definitely an interesting substitute. And these protein rich kebabs are seriously alluring. Fabulous.

  5. Galouti Kebab sounds healthy and i have tried it once before and we all liked it so much. Your recipe is quite different from what i had tried, so will give it a try on next time.

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    These veg version of galouti kebab looks super inviting Kalyani. Such a protein rich treat..

  7. OMG! such a healthy twist to street food. So many healthy ingredients in there, Kalyani. AWesome recipe.

  8. Wow Kalyani, those kebab look so crispy and inviting. LOVE all the ingredients that went into them and I'm sure they must have tasted absolutely delicious.

  9. Protein rich and a rich kebab indeed. Great that you opted for shallow frying. This is great.

  10. Sharmila kingsly

    Such a lovely protein rich kebab.. and the no meat version of galouti kebab looks so wholesome!!

  11. Such a nice dish Kalyani! A few months back I had this in a restaurant and they were literally melt in the mouth! I have been wanting to make these at home ever since. Will try your version soon.

  12. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Such a protein packed kebab and these would be perfect as a burger inside a bun. I have not made kebabs with kidney beans yet. This is a must try!

  13. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    oh yes tundey ke kebab, saw a video on that!!! Veggie version of it looks totally awesome, rajma and soy must give that a look and taste of meat!!! Looks delicious and totally healthy and hearty!!!

  14. cookingwithsapana

    I once made the galouti kebab and loved the taste of beans in it. Love the stepwise clicks and detailed explanation of the recipe.

  15. Mayuri Patel

    Galouti kebabs, veggie version is on my list of 'must try'. Like your version, they look very tempting and its a while since I've made kebabs.

  16. preeti garg

    Wow.. looks so finger licking recipe… so perfect and tasty.

  17. Suma Gandlur

    Those kebabs sound great. These vegetarian and protein packed patties would be great to tuck in inside a burger.

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