Treat your guests this Diwali with these vegetarian kebabs
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India that is celebrated with lights, decorations and religious rituals. Also known as festival of lights, it marks the victory of good over evil and the beginning of a new year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of Kartik and this year it falls on October 24. This season also brings other festivals as well like Dhanteras, Kali Puja and Bhai Duj and the preparations have already begun. Diwali is also a homecoming event that is celebrated with family and friends where families do shopping, exchange gifts and organize Diwali .
Diwali parties includes music, dance and lots of food. Planning for the party is always fun but when it comes to deciding the menu, it always brings lots of confusions. From starters to desserts and drinks, deciding the menu is a challenging affair. In order to reduce the burden, we have brought you the recipe of vegetarian kebabs that can go well in the menu for your Diwali party. Basically, being a meat dish that comes from the Middle East cuisine there are various varieties of kebab available in different cuisines of the world. Seekh and galouti kebeb are the most popular varieties in India. But recently vegetarian kebabs also made a space in the plates of people. These protein-packed dishes are also great choice for appetizers in parties and get togethers.
If you are planning to host a party this Diwali treat your guests with these delicious vegetarian kebabs:
1. Hara Bhara Kebab
It the most popular vegetarian variety of kebab that can be found in most of the North Indian parties and restaurants. They are patties prepared with spinach, peas and potatoes. The name is derived from the colour of the dish that is green which comes veggies used in cooking. They are nutritious along with being delicious.
2. Kathal Ke Kebab
Being a popular vegetarian appetizer from Uttar Pradesh, this vegetarian kebab can be a great substitute of chicken and mutton kebabs. Prepared with soaked chana and soft jackfruit chunks along with seasoning of flavourful spices like mango powder and black pepper this round kebab can be best served with yogurt, mint chutney and onion rings.
3. Beetroot Kebab
Loaded with antioxidants, this healthy kebab can be a good choice for people on diet. This crunchy and smoky kebab are delicious as well as easy to make and also does not require a lot of ingredients. Prepared with beetroot, tofu and spices like garam masala and chilli powder it can be paired with curd as well as chutney.
4. Mixed Vegetable Kebab
This vegetarian starter is prepared with variety of veggies like carrot, beans, cabbage, peas, capsicum and potatoes along with refined flour, spices and hint of lemon. You can skip or add any vegetable you prefer and also seasonal vegetable like cauliflower can also be added. Just remember to check on the quantity as adding one vegetable in extra quantity can affect the taste.
5. Paneer Kebab
This mouth-melting shallow fried dish prepared with cottage cheese, curd and aromatic spices can tickle your taste buds. They can also be relished as snacks along with mint or coriander chutney. Along with Diwali party you can also pair this delicious dish for your cocktail and mocktail parties. Just marinate paneer with prepared mixture of spices and grill or fry it.
Enjoy these delicious recipes and have a happy and prosperous Diwali!