Kale Chane / black chickpea Kabobs With Mint Chutney …


This is my second week partying at Fiesta Friday and I am enjoying each and every moment of it . As it’s meatless Friday in my house today I am contributing Lentil kabobs served with Mint chutney .

India is home to a vast variety of kebabs that are cooked in a tandoor, (an open iron grill),shallow-fried or deep-fried, or cooked on a griddle.
Kebabs are usually served with Green mint chutney and are not only tasty, they are easily digestible too.
Today I am presenting one such kabob called Kale Chane Ke Kababs . This spicy kabobs are made with black chickpeas , Bangal gram ( chane ki daal ) and spices. .

To make these kebabs we will be needing

Kala chana / black chick peas 1 cup (soaked 6-7 hrs)
Chana Dal / yellow Bangal gram 1/4 cup (soaked)
Onions 1/2 cup finely chopped
grated ginger 1 tbs
finely chopped garlic 1 tbs
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt to taste
garam masala powder 1 tbs
coriander powder 2 1/2 tsps
Salt to taste
Lime juice (according to taste)I used juice of 1 lime ( you can even use lemons )
Green chillies 1-2 (chopped finely – optional)
Fresh Bread crumbs from 2 slices of brown bread

Oil for shallow frying

Put the soaked gram and black chickpeas in a pressure cooker with water reaching an inch above the gram. Add the salt and pressure cook for 15 minutes or till tender .


strain the water and grind in a mixer without water or very lillte water. It should be like a dough .

In a bowl mix chana paste, onion, ginger, garlic, salt ,garammasala, green chili and coriander leaves & bread crumbs . mix properly so that everything is mixed evenly with each other.


Shape the gram mixture into 15-16 small patties on your palm.
Heat the oil in a girdle. Put the patties on the girdle. Cook over medium heat till nicely crisp on side . Add a few patties at a time and Flip the patties over and cook the other side as well.

garnish them with onion rings , tomatoes , lemon and serve them with green chutney.

Ingredients for Mint Chutney

1 cup Coriander leaves
Β½ cup Mint leaves
2 Green Chilies or to taste
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste


To make the chutney just combine all the ingredients and blend in food processor.



    1. Thank you Angie . You can prepare these kabobs with other whole pulses like black beans , black eyed peas and pinto beans . To save time you can use the canned ones too , just drain the liquid out and wash them real good πŸ™‚

  1. This looks great, I should go to the Indian grocery store on the weekend and find black chickpeas. The chutney is so easy! It may become a regular at our house. Thanks for sharing the recipes with Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ these kabobs are really easy to prepare and you can even serve them with pita bread or they can be served as sandwiches or burgers too . I always keep mint chutney handy as my kids likes to use it as spread on their cold cut sandwiches πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Shailaja, I had a query. Is it ok not to add bread crumbs. I am making them now and do not have any bread crumbs at home.

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