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Kand ke kebab | कंद के कबाब | Purple Yam Kebabs | Low Fat Appetiser

Kand ke kebab | कंद के कबाब | Purple Yam Kebabs | Low Fat Appetiser

What is this kebab all about? Kand ke kebab is made with Kand कंद (D here is pronounced with the soft D as in thus or Dasvidaniya) or Purple Yam. A tasty #snack served as Tea Time Snack. GlutenFree and Vegan too made with 2 secret ingredients

Being a vegetarian (or even vegan), kebabs was largely relegated to the meat section. But not anymore : the local markets are flooded with indigenous ingredients which make it easy to substitute meat with any of these vegetables easily , like raw jackfruit is now considered a delicacy for biryani.  Furthermore, especially with a change of weather (rainy / winter), seasonal veggies make their way, a few of them that aren’t found anywhere or lesser known recipes made. Local produce like Sundakkai (a.k.a turkey berry), Kantola (a.k.a Spiky Gourd available again in Gujarat / Maharashtra). Not to forget the plethora of fresh greens which are again seasonal – like sarson (which goes into making this wonderful punjabi Sarson da saag)

One of these finds in the local markets of Maharashtra / Gujarat is Kand or Purple yam. I use them usually in Low fat Undhiyoo , and having made a batch of Undhiyu/ Undhiyoo (a seasonal medley of vegetables from the Gujarati Cuisine), I chanced upon this unique (almost no oil) Kand ke Kebab. With a few twists and turns from the original recipe, this was very well received at home. 

Kand ke Kebab or Purple Yam kebab is a delicious vegan and Gluten Free Appetiser or snack made with Purple Yam and spices.  Pin

PS : For those with an itchy skin / throat post eating / cleaning this veggie, you may avoid consuming the veggie. Please check for allergy before serving it to guests / non family members though. For the rest, this makes a very unique kebab / party appetiser that your guests also would love.   

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Purple Yam / Kand (Steamed, peeled and cubed)

Few FAQs about Purple Yams:

  1. Are these the same as Purple Sweet potatoes ? Nope, yams are drier and startchier than sweet potatoes. If you use the elephant foot / Yam / Senai Kizhangu in your cooking, this is similar.
  2. Is this the same as Ube ? Yes, Carribean cooking uses a lot of Ube right from a pudding to stews. A fellow food blogger and home chef, Mireille has a  plethora of recipes using Purple Yam.
  3. Benefits of Purple Yam ? Loaded with anthocyanin (a substance which help in dealing with inflammation, cardio vascular disease) and beta carotene (a substance that is turned into Vitamin A), these are veggies that you must use in your diet.  

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Kand ke Kebab or Purple Yam kebab is a delicious vegan and Gluten Free Appetiser or snack made with Purple Yam and spices.Pin

Let’s get making these Kand ke kebab – a gluten free and vegan snack

Cuisine : Indian ; Course : Snack / appetiser ; Spice level : medium

Prep time – 20 mins, Cook time – 20 mins, Makes – 15 kebabs

What you need to Kand ke kebab

  • 200 g Purple yam (Kand, steamed)
  • 200 g Sweet Potato (alternatively use Potato)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cashew powder (sub with arrowroot powder for nut allergy)
  • 2 TBSP desiccated coconut 
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper (freshly crushed)
  • 2 tsp Sorghum flour (sub with wholewheat flour / maida if you are not Gluten Free)
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil

Masala paste

  • 2 tbsp peanuts (raw)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 4 pods garlic
  • 1 green chilly (adjust spice)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 
Kand ke Kebab or Purple Yam kebab is a delicious vegan and Gluten Free Appetiser or snack made with Purple Yam and spices.Pin

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How to make Kand ke kebab:

  1. Grind all ingredients in the masala paste WITHOUT any water to a smooth paste. 
  2. Into a bowl, grate the steamed purple yam (Kand) and sweet potato using a grater. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients including the ground masala paste, except the oil and sorghum flour. 
  4. Mix gently into a soft dough. Add 1 tsp olive oil and mix well.
  5. Pinch out small roundels of the kebab ‘dough’ and flatten out to kebab / Tikki shapes.
  6. Refrigerate for 10 mins (totally optional, but recommended)
  7. After 10 mins, gently coat the kebabs with the sorghum flour on the flatter sides
  8. Shallow fry these in 2 tsp olive oil on low flame till both sides turn crispy. 
  9. Serve with Sauce or Dahiwali Hari Chutney
Kand ke Kebab or Purple Yam kebab is a delicious vegan and Gluten Free Appetiser or snack made with Purple Yam and spices.Pin

Kand ke kebab | Purple Yam Kabab

Kalyani
Kand ke Kebab or Purple Yam kebab is a delicious vegan and Gluten Free Appetiser or snack made with Purple Yam and spices.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 kebabs

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Purple yam Kand, steamed
  • 200 g Sweet Potato alternatively use Potato
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cashew powder sub with arrowroot powder for nut allergy
  • 2 TBSP desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Whole Black Pepper freshly crushed
  • 2 tsp Sorghum flour sub with wholewheat flour / maida if you are not Gluten Free
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil

Masala paste

  • 2 tbsp Raw Peanuts raw
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 4 pods garlic
  • 1 Green chilly adjust spice
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Grind all ingredients in the masala paste WITHOUT any water to a smooth paste.
  • Into a bowl, grate the steamed purple yam (Kand) and sweet potato using a grater.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients including the ground masala paste, except the oil and sorghum flour.
  • Mix gently into a soft dough. Add 1 tsp olive oil and mix well.
  • Pinch out small roundels of the kebab ‘dough’ and flatten out to kebab / Tikki shapes.
  • Refrigerate for 10 mins (totally optional, but recommended)
  • After 10 mins, gently coat the kebabs with the sorghum flour on the flatter sides
  • Shallow fry these in 2 tsp olive oil on low flame till both sides turn crispy.
  • Serve with Sauce or Dahiwali Hari Chutney

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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Kand ke kebab is so delicious and airfrying makes it even more delish. Would love to make it soon. Bookmarking this recipe Kalyani.

    • Thank you, Preethi. These are only pan fried (not air fried) with a few drops of oil. Glad you liked them. do let me know when you do try them

  2. Priya Iyer

    5 stars
    The kebabs look so beautiful! I love kand, but sadly, we don’t get them here in Bangalore. If I manage to get my hands on some, I would definitely love to try these kebabs.

    Love how you have done away with corn flour altogether. The use of sorghum flour and cashewnut powder is interesting.

  3. Sujata Roy

    5 stars
    Kand ke kebab looks lipsmackingly delicious Kalyani. And its shallow fried so completely guilt free. Loved the use of gluten free flour for binding.

  4. 5 stars
    These kebabs look addictive! Love this easy and healthy kebab.

  5. 5 stars
    Kand kabab mast che… I don’t think it is available here ..now your write up has now got me craving for these kand kababs and a visit to local market at my ilaaka in my maayka 🙂

  6. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    These are excellent ideas, I have only had purple yam in south indian dishes so happy to have a different version.

  7. 5 stars
    Wow! these kand ke kababs look and sound yum! We donoy get the purple yam here can I make it wth the regular yam?

    • Thanks Arch, you sure can make it with the regular yam, just increase the proportion of sweet potato as the regular yam (IMHO) seems to be drier than this purple yam

  8. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Must admit I’ve not cooked with purple yam as we don’t get it. However, whenever I am in India during winter, will definitely use it. These kand ke kebab look so tempting. What a wonderful and easy recipe to follow.

  9. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Kand Ke Kebabs look yummy and make a good snack. Liked the use of sweet potato along with it. I must make it sometime.

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