Vegetarian Kofta Kabobs

Vegetarian Kofta Kabobs

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"This makes a spicy and healthy version of one of my favorite dishes. Serve with tabbouleh, pita bread and olives for a wonderful feast. Black beans or chickpeas can be substituted for adzuki beans. Adjust hot sauce and garlic to your tastes."


1 h 25 m servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the bulgur wheat and vegetable stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the adzuki beans, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, cilantro, hot sauce, and the egg. Mash with a potato masher or sturdy whisk until fairly smooth. Soak the bread in milk, then squeeze out the excess; add to the bean mixture along with the bulgur. Mix using your hands until everything is well blended. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  4. Wet your hands, and form the kofta into 32 oval shapes. Press onto skewers four at a time. Brush with remaining olive oil. Place on a baking sheet or broiling pan.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn over, brush again with oil, and continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes, until crispy.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Very good. I couldn't find adzuki beans which didn't really surprise me but I found online that red kidneys are an acceptable substitute. They were pretty hard to crush though. Next time I ma...

I really liked this! I soaked/cooked my adzukis - they take less time than other beans. I used extra garlic and hot sauce and they came out perfect. I squashed mine like small cookies - no skewe...

overall pretty tasty! i also used kidney beans and used my hand blender to make a thick mush of everything. i used an extra egg and added more hot sauce, onion and garlic. i omitted the milk for...

Made them into small balls and after flipping I squished them down a bit. I also used a food processor to mix it all together. Very good!

very tasty and a great alternative for vegetarians. I used kidney beans in replacement of the others though and they turned out great!

These were really good. Remind me of a black bean burger mix. I think these would make great patties, I shaped them into dumplings as they wouldn't stay on a skewer, and I added seasoned bread...

Excellent!! We eat a lot of vegetarian patties but this one was great. Did not have any cilantro & used almond milk instead. Bake in the oven 30 min without using skewers just made small patti...

I substituted the bulgur for quinoa, and I'm not sure if it was the best idea. The flavour of these patties was outstanding, but they didn't firm up very well. You definitely need a good food ...

eh, This was just "okay" for us. I topped it with plain lowfat yogurt to give it another dimension of flavor.