Gola Kabab or Junagadhi Kabab

Gola Kabab, also known as bajre ki kabab or Junagadhi kabab originated from a city called Junagadh, in Gujrat, India. These were deep-fried with fatty meats as the main ingredient. Check this recipe here, no frying, plus healthy proteins and vegan proteins also without compromising the taste.

I have made these kababs many times for family/friend get-togethers. And these are loved by everyone including children. These come out soft, juicy, delicious, and healthy for sure! For this recipe you will need 3 of my basic recipe whose links are provided below:

  1. Green Masala: https://youtu.be/Fbkg-u1IEx0
  2. How to cook quinoa: https://youtu.be/qoWCUEpy6pg
  3. How to cook green mung beans: https://youtu.be/ZuhCWWkEEIE



2 lbs. of ground turkey or ground meat of choice

3 tablespoons of green masala (link to the recipe to make green masala is above)

1 cup of cooked quinoa (link to the recipe to cook quinoa is above)

½ cup green cooked moong beans or any beans (link to the recipe to cook beans is above)

¼ cup of chic peas flour

½ cup of bajra flour or Ragi flour

1 lemon juice squeezed

2-3 strings of chopped green onions

1 bunch of cilantro chopped

¼ cup of mint leaves chopped

¼ cup of coriander seeds

2 tsp of ground cumin seeds

2 tsp ground cayenne pepper (add as needed for more spice)

1 tsp garam masala

2 tsp of salt

Oil spray


Step 1: In a large bowl add the meat and the green masala

Step 2: Add lemon juice, cooked mung beans, cooked quinoa, dry coriander seeds, bajra flour. chickpeas flour and all the chopped greens

Step 3: Add salt, ground cumin seeds, garam masala, and cayenne pepper.

Step 4: Mix all the ingredients into a paste, cover, and refrigerate for one hour.

Step 5: Stir the mixture again after taking it out from the refrigerator

Step 6: Spray avocado oil on a tray and make small round balls for the entire mixture and put them on the tray

Step 7: I use a multi-function toaster/oven/air fryer and on the air-fryer tray I placed an oven liner sheet and sprayed the sheet with avocado oil

Step 8: Spread the balls on the tray ensuring that they are dipped and covered in the oil spray that is on the liner

Step 9: Close the air-fryer and put the air-fryer on 400 F for 30 minutes and turn on the air-fryer

Step 10: In about 10-12 mins check the kababs, if they are medium brown, turn them and cook on the other side for another 10-12 minutes. If not then give it another couple of minutes

Step 11: Check the kababs in about 20-22 minutes, if they are medium to darker brown they are ready otherwise cook for another couple of minutes

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