Veg Seekh Kabab | Soya Seekh Veg Kabab | Vegetarian Kebab

Updated: August 3, 2022, By Swasthi, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Veg Seekh Kabab Recipe – Delicious veg kabab recipe made using veggies like potatoes, peas and textured vegetable protein i.e Soya granules or chunks. Seekh kabab is usually made of minced meat and grilled on skewers in a charcoal or tandoor oven. It is served with mint chutney, onion and lemon wedges. Due to the use of soya granules or chunks this veg seekh kabab tastes very close to the meat seekh kebab.

veg seekh kabab recipe

This recipe can also be used to make vegetable seekh kebab (without the use of soya), just skip soya and use different variety of veggies. I have used organic soya granules and highly recommend using the same as the non-organic ones are mostly made from GMO soya bean which is not good for health.

Since Soya chunks & granules are processed food, limit the usage to 1 to 2 servings per week. I had few requests for meat seekh kabab, since we do not eat meat often sharing this one. To make mutton sheekh kebab, use tender minced meat and substitute it for soya.

For more kabab recipes on the blog, you can check
Reshmi kabab
Chicken kabab
Hara bhara kabab
Tandoori chicken kabab

How to Make Seekh Kabab Recipe

1. Steam or boil potatoes and green peas until just cooked. Do not over cook and make them soggy. I steam them in a pressure cooker. Diabetics can replace potato with sweet potatoes.

steaming veggies for seekh kabab

2. Add soya granules or chunks to 3 cups of hot water. If you use a pressure cooker for steaming veggies like me, you can just use up the hot water used for steaming. Drain them and squeeze off the water. Rinse twice in fresh cold water and squeeze off the excess water. If using chunks then you will need to pulse them a few times to get a coarse texture.

soaking soya for veg seekh kabab recipe

3. Mash the potatoes and peas. Add the drained soya, ginger garlic paste to a mixing bowl.

mashing veggies to make veg seekh kabab recipe

4. Add salt, garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder and pepper powder. Mix up all these well.

addition of spices salt

5. Dry roast besan / chickpea flour until it begins to smell good. Add it here. Do not use unroasted or raw flour. Mix up everything again.

dry roasted besan for seekh kebab

6. The mixture must come together and must not be soggy or crumbly. If it is soggy, then sprinkle little more flour and mix.

preparing soya seekh kabab mixture

7. Divide the mixture to 9 equal parts. Roll each ball to the skewer as seen in the picture. Do not make them too fat otherwise they will not be cooked from inside.

how to make soya seekh kabab on skewers

8. Heat your grill pan with 1 tbsp oil greased or preheat the oven to 220 C for about 15 mins. You can also fry them in cast iron pans, barbecue or do it on charcoal grills.

grilling soya kabab on grill pan

9. Place them on the hot pan. Grill, while rotating the sticks every 7 to 8 mins. If doing on stove top keep the flame to medium.

rotate the kababs

10. When they are half done, place a slice of onion on the grill or pan. This emits a very good smoky flavor and the kababs absorb the flavor. Towards the end, increase the flame to the highest and grill for 2 to 3 mins. If doing in oven, move the pan to the top rack and grill the last 5 mins. It takes about 25 to 30 mins for each batch to be done. If making mutton/ chicken seekh kabab you will have to grill for about 30 to 35 mins.

addition of sliced onion for soya seekh kabab recipe

Serve them with onion & lemon wedges.

soya seekh kabab recipe

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Recipe Card

Veg Seekh Kabab Recipe | Soya Seekh Veg Kabab | Vegetarian Kebab

5 from 21 votes
Grilled vegetarian kebabs made using soya and vegetables like potatoes and peas. These make a great starter or a snack.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings9 kababs

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 3 potatoes / aloo or sweet potatoes, medium
  • 1 ½ cups soya granules or chunks / meal maker
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ to ¾ tsp red chili powder (or as needed)
  • ½ tsp pepper coarsely crushed
  • ¼ tsp amchur / dry mango powder
  • 2 tbsp roasted besan / chick pea flour ( use more if needed)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp oil


  • Boil or steam green peas and potatoes (sweet potatoes) just until done without turning them mushy.
  • Add soya to hot water and allow to soak until softened. Drain off and squeeze up excess frothy water. Rinse them twice more with cold water and squeeze off well to remove excess water. If using chunks you can pulse them in a mixer few times to make them coarse granules.
  • Dry roast the flour until it turns aromatic.
  • Mash the veggies and mix them with soya and ginger garlic paste.
  • Add rest of the ingredients except oil and mix well. The mixture must resemble a dough. If the dough is too sticky or crumbly or falling apart then add little more besan.
  • Divide the dough and make 9 equal portions. Roll them on skewers about 3 to 4 inches long.
  • Grease your grill pan and heat. Or preheat the oven to 220 C for about 15 mins.
  • Place them and grill. Rotate them every 5 to 7 minutes to the undone part. Grill until done or for about 30 mins. Do not flip them until they are cooked, else it will stick to the pan. When they are half done, place a slice of onion on the grill for smoky flavor.
  • When the kebabs are golden, increase the flame to maximum and grill for few minutes. If doing in oven move it to the top rack and grill for 5 mins.
  • Serve veg seekh kabab hot with mint chutney, onion and lemon wedges.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Veg Seekh Kabab Recipe | Soya Seekh Veg Kabab | Vegetarian Kebab
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 2171mg94%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
When I go through introduction of you, I saw that you are not promoting any products. I was very happy to see that. I’ve become your fan. It’s rare to see that not promoting in everywhere promotion era.

Hi swasthi can you pls post mutton seekh kabab recipe I just love all your recipes your an amazing cook

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Hi Swasthi!
Thank you for this recipe.
I tried your recipe and it turned out to be awesome!
I just made little changes like I added finely grated carrot and shaped the Soya Veg Kabab in round shape. I forgot to put the onion on the pan for the smoky flavor.
But I loved it and it was appreciated by my Mom too! 🙂

Your recipies are good but please note that patients with diabeties cannot eat potato

Since when? I am diabetic and potatoes have been recommended for their fiber content.

delicious recipes there I love it!!

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I had made this dish for my in-laws and they loved it. Since my in-laws are into organic food they asked me to use organic soyabeans. Initially I was confused about the taste but using organic soyabeans actually added taste to the dish.
I am glad I read this recipe here and made it one fine day. Thank you so much for the delicious recipe!

5 stars
Oh in fact thanks to you for this dish 🙂