Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bread Kebabs

Bread Kebabs?! Yes, Kebabs made with bread that you can never tell are made with anything else and not meat! The vegetarians would definitely find them a unique and different recipe as well. 
How I came to know about this recipe? Well, I was visiting me youngest Khala (maternal aunt) living in another city and one day at teatime, along with other scrumptious munchies, she made these Kebabs too. While she was preparing to make these Kebabs in her kitchen, I stood there watching her while chatting and got astounded and intrigued at the same time that how they'd taste like. She did all the preps within a few minutes and started shaping and frying them in front of my very own eyes and I was like, wow! They look like a real thing and by the real thing I mean Kebabs made with meat (no offence meant to the non-meat eaters/vegetarians as we have one non-meat eater at our household too; my youngest sister) So, my Khala served these sizzling, spicy and hot Kebabs with Tomato Ketchup and just by taking one bite of an appetizing looking Kebab, I uttered "WOW" involuntarily! 

These Kebabs are easy and quick to prepare with the ingredients already at hand.

After coming back home, I prepared Bread Kebabs for my family on the same day and they all approved of them, esp. my dad who is a fussy eater; a Kebab fan and a connoisseur! Besides, the non-meat eater really enjoyed eating them so what more did I need to get motivated and to make these regularly?! :D I then made these Kebabs during last Ramadan as well and again received lots of appreciation. Thanks to my Khala for teaching me these and here I am forwarding this recipe to you all so that you too can make Bread Kebabs at home quite easily and enjoy eating them with your friends and family. This recipe is going to serve as a savior for the last minute visit of those unannounced guests also ;D 
Bread doesn't have to be fresh, you can use a day or two old bread as well plus, those left-over slices of bread can be happily incorporated into making these Kebabs that no one eats and those slices are normally the top and the end of the bread loaf. By the way, I do not understand that why people leave them out as I love eating those pieces, either they are of the bread, pound cake or rusks; I feel a delightful feeling upon finding those pieces esp. in the packet of rusks. I know, just innocent small happy moments for the child in me :D Getting back to the Kebabs, let me share with you that how easy-peasy it is to make them.

Let some innovative cooking gets unleashed today! :D

Bread Kebabs


White/Brown Bread: 8 slices (ground into fine crumbs)
Onions: 1 medium sized (minced)
Cabbage: 1 cup (shredded)
Fresh Ginger: 1 tsp. (finely chopped or use 1/2 tsp of ginger powder instead)
Garlic Cloves: 1/2 tsp (finely chopped or use 1/4 tsp of garlic powder)
Green Chilies: 1,2 (finely chopped)
Fresh Cilantro/Coriander: 1/4 cup (chopped)
Fresh Mint Leaves: 1/4 cup (chopped)
Salt: 1 tsp.
Red Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp.
Coriander Powder: 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala Powder: 1/4 tsp.
Dried Pomegranate Seeds Powder: 1/2 tsp.
Cumin Seeds: 1/4 tsp.
Coriander Seeds: 1/4 tsp.
Carom Seeds: 1/4 tsp.
Dried Fenugreek Leaves: 1/4 tsp. (optional)
Egg: 1 large (or use thin slurry made by dissolving 2 tbsp. of corn flour/starch in 1/4 cup of water)
Oil: for shallow frying.


  1. Put all the ingredients in to a large mixing bowl except for the egg/slurry and oil.
  2. Mix everything together and let it stand for a few minutes so that all the ingredients mixed together leaves out some moisture and it becomes easy to combine them.
  3. Once everything is well combined and turns into a dough like texture, start shaping it into Kebabs by taking little dough in to your moistened hands. (The shape and size of Kebabs depends on your personal choice)
  4. Prepare Kebabs and lay them on to a platter. At this stage you can cover them with a cling wrap and refrigerate them for later use. They can stay well up to two days if only well covered and refrigerated. The same way prepared dough can be saved for later use in the fridge.
  5. Heat oil into a frying pan over medium flame.
  6. Dip Kebabs in to the beaten egg or slurry, coat well and gently put into the hot oil to fry.
  7. Fry all the Kebabs in the same way till they are golden brown.
  8. Take out on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with any sauce of your choice but they go quite well with Thai Sweet Chili sauce. Enjoy.
Makes 16 approx

That's all foodies! :) The spice level can always be adjusted according to your taste buds. I hope you enjoy making and eating them. Until next time, keep sharing the goodness of this greatest blessing, that has been bestowed in abundance upon us the lucky ones, with the less fortunate ones.
Thank you and please this Ramadan do remember everyone esp. The Ummah-e-Muslimeen (Muslim Nation) in your Du'as/prayers including me :)

Jazak'Allah Khair(May Allah reward you)

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  1. This is so clever!!!! They look exactly like the meat kebabs my mother used to make :)

    1. Yes! :) And believe me, its hard to tell that these kebabs are not made with meat :)
      Glad you liked!
      Jazak'Allah Khair! :)

  2. I make stuffed bread kebabs all the time. This sounded like a sister of it.. will try & let you know!
    great post Madiha :)

    1. That's great, Roy! Are you talking about stuffed bread rolls? Because I make those too and will post a recipe of those on my blog soon :) I'd love to see your recipe too!
      Please do try these kebabs and I look forward to hearing your feedback :)
      Thanks so much for liking! Much appreciated )

  3. This looks like a must try recipe..too good

    1. I'd love to hear how you liked them if you do give this recipe a try :)
      Thanks so much for appreciating! :)

  4. You are a rock star! I absolutely love this recipe. I'm going to try it. Love the idea of bread kabobs - and what a great vegetarian potluck dish! I'm sure everyone would love them!

    1. Thanks so much, Byron! I'm glad to know that you liked the recipe and would be trying it too :) Please let me know how you liked it when you do :)
      Your comments and kindness is much appreciated always! :)