Soya kebabs, made from soy protein, offer a plethora of health benefits. Soy is an excellent source of high-quality plant-based protein, making soya kebabs an ideal option for vegetarians and vegans to meet their protein requirements. The protein in soy contains all essential amino acids, contributing to muscle repair and growth. Additionally, soy contains phytochemicals, such as isoflavones, which have antioxidant properties and may contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol levels. Soya kebabs are often low in saturated fat and can be a heart-healthy alternative to meat-based kebabs. Furthermore, soy has been linked to potential benefits in managing hormonal balance, bone health, and reducing the risk of certain cancers. Incorporating soya kebabs into a well-balanced diet provides not only a delicious and savory option but also a nutrient-dense choice with various health-promoting properties.
- 200g soya granules
- 1 cup besan
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped green chilli
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- 1 tbsp Salt
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oil
Prepare Soya Mixture:
- In a bowl, combine the textured vegetable protein (TVP) or soya granules with enough hot water to cover them. Let them soak for 10-15 minutes until they absorb the water.
- Squeeze out any excess water from the soaked soya granules.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the soaked soya granules, mashed potatoes, chopped onion, besan, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, chopped coriander leaves, and lemon juice. Mix everything well to form a uniform mixture.
Shape into Kebabs:
- Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into kebabs or patties. You can make them round or oval as per your preference.
Preheat the Air Fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Place the shaped soya kebabs in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between them.
- Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes, flipping the kebabs halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Once the soya kebabs are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes.
- Serve the soya kebabs with your favorite chutney or sauce.