Low Cal Rajma Galouti Kababs

Kebab with low calories. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Red kidney beans, Bottle gourd
Cuisine Uttar Pradesh
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 10-15 hour
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Low Cal Rajma Galouti Kababs

  • 2 cups Red kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup Bottle gourd grated
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower seeds (charoli/chironji)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • 1 teaspoon Caraway seed (shahi jeera) powder
  • 8 Green cardamoms
  • 6 Black cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 inch stick Cinnamon
  • a pinch Saffron (kesar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kewra water
  • 2 Oil
  • 1 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 10 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 6 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Skimmed milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 Lemon
  • a few sprigs Fresh mint leaves
  • 2 medium Onions roundels


  1. Soak kidney beans in 5 cups of water preferably overnight. Boil in sufficient quantity of water until soft.
  2. Drain and keep aside. Add 2 tablespoons of water to grated bottle gourd and boil.
  3. Drain and squeeze all the excess moisture away. Dry roast chironji and khus khus.
  4. Grind to a fine paste using a little water. Dry roast shahi jeera, green and black cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon. Grind to a fine powder.
  5. Soak saffron in kewra water. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
  6. Add green chillies and sauté for one minute. Add rajma and cook for three to four minutes.
  7. Add boiled bottle gourd and stir-fry for two to three minutes.
  8. Add skimmed milk powder, chironji-khuskhus paste, half of the white pepper powder and salt. Stir-fry for six to seven minutes.
  9. Remove from heat. Cool and mash kidney beans to a smooth paste. (In case the paste is not firm, then cook paste further with addition of a little oil till firm.) Sprinkle powdered spices, remaining white pepper powder and soaked saffron.
  10. Adjust salt. Add freshly squeezed juice of lemon and mix thoroughly.
  11. Divide mixture into equal balls and press them lightly.
  12. Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan. Fry tikkis until lightly coloured on both sides.
  13. Garnish with mint leaves and onion rings. Serve with chutney of your choice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1961
Carbohydrates 287.8
Protein 106.4
Fat 42.5
Other Fiber Zinc= 19.7mg