World Vegan Day: Vegans Of The World Unite For These Yummy Veg Kababs

World vegan day is celebrated every year on 1st November. The day is aimed to raise awareness against animal cruelty and promote a ‘vegan way’ of life. Being vegan is more than just cutting out on meat; it also extends to your other lifestyle habits. For instance, vegans refrain from using leather products and cosmetics that may have made use of animal fat. Veganism is also different from a vegetarian or simple plant-based diet, as, in a vegan diet, you need to rule out the use of dairy. Soy milk and nut milk serve as milk substitutes for vegans. Despite so many limitations, veganism as a trend has picked up and how. Many actors and pop stars such as Joaquin Pheonix, Anushka Sharma and Billie Eilish have been vocal about their veganism and how it has changed their lives significantly. 

In a country that thrives on milk and milk byproducts, is it challenging to be a vegan? Not necessarily, if you keep your eyes and ears open and look at the options around. Even if you are missing your usual kababs and tikkas, there are many ways in which you can sate your cravings, especially during the festive season. Take this baked veg kebabs, for instance; the recipe by home chef Kirtee Sanket Somnache, a creator of Trell, is made with the goodness of chillies, carrots, beans, tomatoes, onions, capsicum, poha and more. They do not use paneer or ghee and thus can be perfect for you and your vegan friends. Moreover, since they are baked and not fried, they also help save you many calories too. 


  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot 
  • ¼ cup finely chopped French beans 
  • ½ cup finely chopped capsicum 
  • ½ cup green peas 
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion 
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomato 
  • 1 spoon red chilli powder 
  • ½ spoon garam masala 
  • ½ spoon coriander powder 
  • ½ spoon cumin powder 
  • ¼ spoon turmeric powder 
  • ½ spoon chaat masala
  • ½ spoon ginger garlic paste 
  • ¼ cup soaked Poha 
  • ½ spoon cornflour 
  • Salt, as required


1. Wash and rinse the potatoes and cook them in a pressure cooker until they are soft. Peel and mash them. 

2. Add finely chopped green chilli, carrot, French beans, capsicum, onion, tomato, and green peas to the boiled, mashed potatoes. 

3. Mix everything. 

4. Now throw in red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala, ginger garlic paste and salt as required. 

5. Combine and mix everything well, and this will be your kebab mixture. 

7. To make the kebab crispier, add cornflour and soaked poha. 

8. Pull out some portions and make flat round patties using greased palms. 

9. Grease a baking tray, place the patties on the tray and then place the tray in a preheated oven. 

10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turn the kebabs on the other side after 5 minutes. 

11. Serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup. 

Isn’t that an excellent party starter? Try it today and let us know how you liked it.