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Turkish Vegetable Kebabs With Spicy Garbanzo Bean Sauce

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, drained, rinsed (1 Can)
  Natural yogurt 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper 1
  Eggplant 1 , diced into 1-inch cubes and soaked in salted water
  Red bell pepper 1 , cored, deseeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  Green bell pepper 1 , cored, deseeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  Plum tomatoes 4 Small, cut into quarters
  Lemon 1 , cut into wedges
  Bay leaves 8 Small
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (For Brushing)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a small heavy skillet, heat the olive oil
2. Add the garlic and onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until limp and golden brown.
3. Take pan off the heat and let cool slightly.
4. To prepare the sauce, in a food processor or liquidizer jar, combine the garbanzo beans and yogurt.
5. Blend until coarsely pureed.
6. Add the onion mixture along with spices, seasonings and lemon juice.
7. Bend for about 15 seconds until smooth. Alternatively, in absence of food processor, mash the garbanzo beans through a sieve and blend in the remaining ingredients.
8. Turn the mixture into a bowl.
9. Cover and refirgerate until ready to serve.
10. To prepare the kebabs, thread the vegetable cubes onto the skewers.
11. Skewer a bay leaf and lemon wedge at both ends of each kebab. Keep aside until ready to cook

FINALIZING
12. Drizzle kabobs with olive oil.
13. Arrange them over the barbecue, and grill them 5-8 minutes, turning frequently until evenly basted.
14. Heat the garbanzo bean sauce on one side of the barbecue or on the stove.

SERVING
15. Serve the kebabs immediately accompanied with the warm sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Barbecue
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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