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Vegan Semolina Veggie Bites

Become the party favorite by serving these delicious Semolina Veggie Bites! This easy vegan party appetizer is sure to impress all your friends & family!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 5-6 green chillies
  • 1 onion
  • 1.5 cups mixed veggies - sweet corn, carrots, green peas & French beans
  • 1 cup semolina/rawa
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp mixed herbs
  • salt as required
  • 2-3 mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup vegan cheese
  • Breadcrumbs as needed
  • Flour & water as needed
  • Oil for frying


  • We need roasted semolina/rawa for this recipe. Roast the required quantity and use or you can buy roasted semolina from the grocery store. Both will work. Heat oil in a pan. Once its hot, temper cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add chopped onion, minced garlic, ginger and green chillies. Saute till the raw smell disappears and onions turn translucent. Then add the mixed veggies like green peas, sweet corn, diced carrots and French beans. Add salt and cook till the veggies are done. This could take 3-4 minutes. Then add semolina and mix it with the veggies and roast it for 2 more minutes. Then add water and mixed herbs. Keep stirring continuously so that the mixture boils and comes together eventually. It will not stick to the pan anymore. That is your cue. Take the pan off the flame. Add mashed potatoes, chopped cilantro, mint leaves, vegan cheese and salt. Mix all of this together. One part of the dish is done.
  • Grease a baking tray or a plate and spread this mixture evenly over it. Cover and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. This is done to set the mixture and to prevent it from breaking while frying. Do not forget to cover this else your mixture will dry up and crack. You can make this ahead and keep it in your fridge. Then cut and fry them on the day of your party. Take it out and either cut them squares or cut small pieces and shape them as lemon sized balls using your greased palms. Dip them in flour + water mixture and roll them over breadcrumbs. Fry them instantly in hot oil. Fry till they turn golden. Keep the flame low-medium and ensure you fry these balls evenly. You can fry them in less oil by frying them in an appe pan or you can shallow fry them if you have shaped them as squares. Vegan Semolina Veggie Bites are ready. Serve them hot with any chutney/ketchup!


You can use regular shredded cheese if not vegan.