Preparation time: 30 min. Qty: 10-12 pieces.

Melt in your mouth Awadhi style vegetarian Rajma Galouti Kebabs are a great party snack or ideal for your potlucks.. Extremely flavorful, with a crisp exterior and a soft interior it has the goodness of rajma red kidney beans)  and is a perfect starter to kick start your festive meals.


  • 2 cup Rajma pressure cooked and mashed.
  • 3 tbsp.roasted chickpea flour (Gram flour)
  • 1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil for shallow fry


  • Mix all the ingredients and spice powders, rose water, ginger-garlic paste and coriander leaves.
  • Divide the rajma bean mixture into 10-12 portions and flatten out with the palms of your hands.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron pan and shallow fry these kababs till crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on absorbent kitchen paper
  • Serve with your favorite chutney, onion salad and tomato sauce.

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