how to make protein rich vegan kababs?

Ingredients:

– 1 cup cooked quinoa or lentils (such as chickpeas, black beans, or green lentils) – 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, bell peppers, etc.), finely chopped – 1 small onion, finely chopped

– 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon ground cumin – 1 teaspoon ground coriander – 1/2 teaspoon paprika or chili powder (adjust to taste) – Salt and pepper, to taste

– 2 tablespoons chickpea flour (besan) or breadcrumbs, for binding – 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley – 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil of your choice – Lemon juice, for extra flavor – Skewers or toothpicks (if grilling) – Optional: additional spices and herbs as per your preference

Instructions:

Prepare the Base: – In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa or lentils with the finely chopped mixed vegetables. – Add the minced garlic, chopped onion, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika or chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure even distribution of flavors.

Bind the Mixture: – Add the chickpea flour (besan) or breadcrumbs to the mixture. This will help bind the ingredients together. – Drizzle in olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix until the mixture holds together when pressed.

Shape the Kababs: – Take a portion of the mixture and shape it into a kabab. You can make cylindrical shapes or flatten them slightly for a traditional kabab look. – Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.

Cooking Options: – Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the kababs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the kababs with a little oil. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and cooked through. – Stovetop: Heat a non-stick skillet or pan over medium heat. Add a little oil. Cook the kababs for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden and crispy. – Grill: If grilling, preheat your grill and lightly oil the grates. Thread the kababs onto skewers and grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they have grill marks and are cooked through.

Serve: – Once the kababs are cooked, remove them from the heat source. – Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro or parsley on top for added freshness. – Serve the protein-rich vegan kababs with your favorite dipping sauce, chutney, or in a pita wrap with veggies.