This vegan jackfruit kebab recipe using young jackfruit and some green banana might even give the usual meat kebab recipes a run for the money! No exaggerations, but this super easy and delicious vegetable kebab recipe using young unripened jackfruit and green bananas might turn you into a veggie lover!
Jackfruit Kebab has the same texture as that regular kebabs, so you aren’t missing out on anything there. Plus it has all the deliciousness and nutrition of the plant-based ingredients used here. For your next party or dinner gathering, you can try this veg kebab recipe for your vegan friends or family members.
How to buy & prepare Jackfruit for this kebab recipe?
All you have to do is ask your grocer to prise open the jackfruit for you and take out the jackfruit arils and the seeds. In the case of the tender ones, apart from the stem and the outer shell, the rest of it is edible. Ask the seller to cut it in cubes for you, if he can.
Once you are back home and ready to handle the jackfruit, oil your palms first. Now, clean the jackfruit pieces and pressure cook them in water with some salt for 5-6 minutes on high flame. Once they have cooled down, discard the water and keep the jackfruit pieces in a sieve to discard any leftover water. Keep it like this for 30 minutes.
In case you want to know more, read my Jackfruit Curry recipe where I have shared details like Nutrition, How to buy Jackfruit & prepare for cooking.
Looking for vegan kebab recipes for your party menu?
While the meat kebabs are almost a no-brainer, what boggles is what to serve your vegan friends. Well, I am here to tell you vegan recipes need not be boring. In fact, they are often better than the meat recipes, so much so, that the meat lovers end up asking for more of these.
I know you will find it hard to believe UNTIL you try these for yourself. Yours truly, a hardcore non-veg lover!
I found this recipe in a cookbook called Just Kebabs – Celebration of 365 Kebabs & One for a Leap Year by Chef Devinder Kumar of Le Meridian, New Delhi. I am attaching an affiliate link to Amazon here if in case you wish to purchase.
This recipe also uses Green Bananas and Potatoes along with the Jackfruit to give it some body and starchy component. As a binder, I have used a slice of bread instead of breadcrumbs as originally called for in the recipe. In case you wish to make some gluten-free kebabs, you can easily replace the breadcrumbs with some Cornflour/Besan or Gram Flour/Arrowroot Powder.
Few more Jackfruit recipes from the blog
- Kathal Bichir Tarkari Shorshe Bata Diye Recipe
- Korma-style Kathal Ki Sabji Recipe
- Instant Pot Niramish Echorer Dalna | Jackfruit Curry Recipe
No exaggerations, but this super easy and delicious vegetable kebab recipe using young unripened jackfruit and green bananas might turn you into a veggie lover! It has the same texture as that of regular kebabs, so you aren't missing out on anything there. Plus it has all the deliciousness and nutrition of the plant based ingredients used here. For your next party or dinner gatherings, you can try this veg kebab recipe for your vegan friends or family members.
- 2 cups pre-boiled Kathal or Jackfruit approx 200 gms
- 1 cup pre-boiled Kachhe Kele or Green Banana 1 no.
- 1 cup pre-boiled Potatoes 1 no.
- 1 bread- toasted & grinded
- 1 inch Ginger
- 2 Green Chilies
- 1/2 cup Coriander leaves
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Red Chili flakes
Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth dough out of it
Divide it into 8 equal parts. Now roll each of them between your palms and flatten them into round discs
Heat any refined oil in a pan and fry the kebabs in 2 batches
Serve hot with chutneys.