Quinoa and potato – Veg Kabab



This recipe combines potato with the wonders of quinoa which makes a unique appetizer. Kabab is just vegetables roasted/ grilled on a skewer; It may be served on plates in sandwiches. Try pairing then with soup/salad.

It makes a great snack/nice side dish to the main meal.

Health benefits:

Quinoa is a tiny grain that cooks up like rice and has a mils, nutty flavour and light, fluffy, texture similar to couscous.Β It is one of the most protein rich food; It contains twice as much fiber as most of the grains; It also contains Iron, Lysine, Magnesium and Manganese

Yields: 8-10kababs
Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 15mins


  • Cooked and mashed potato-2num
  • Cooked quinoa-1cup
  • Grated carrot-1/2cup
  • Chopped onion-1num
  • Crushed Bread – Β½-3/4cup
  • Green chilli paste-2tsp
  • Garlic paste-1tsp
  • Finley Chopped coriander leaves- a handful
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Oil-2tsp+ for brushing


  • Heat oil in the non-stick pan; Add cumin seeds, onion, green chilli-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add grated carrot, Quinoa, mashed potatoes and saute for 2-3minutes.
  • Add salt crushed bread, coriander and mix well
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to cool down completely.
  • Use skewers to roll them into long kababs or make bite sized kababs using toothpicks.
  • Heat a pan/skillet and cook them on all sides on a hot tava with few drops of oil till golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato sauce/mint chutney/salads.


  • Bread can be crushed in the food processor.
  • It can be rolled in skewers or just made to patties and cooked.
  • This can be baked in the oven just after rolling on skewers place on the lined baking tray and bake at the pre-heated oven for 15-20minutes at 180deg c.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 16, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. this is so lovely πŸ™‚


  2. Very appetizing πŸ™‚


  3. Chitra, you gave helathy twist to kebab by adding quinoa:)


  4. This looks really good especially since I have been trying to eat more quinoa – thanks πŸ™‚


  5. Looks very good.


  6. That sounds good for a barbecue !


  7. Love it! I have not tried combining potatoes and quinoa yet.


  8. Interesting combinations. Nice idea I thought


  9. Hi Chitra,
    I tried this recipe and it came out really really well! Thanks so much for your creative recipes! Truly, you rock! πŸ™‚



  10. Thank you Quick answer team to link my recipe.. Am honoured..


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