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IKEA-veggie-balls-recipe- IKEA-swedish-vegan-meatballs-recipe-Grönsaksbullar-1

IKEA style veggie balls – Grönsaksbullar – Swedish Vegan Meatballs

IKEA style Baked veggie balls – Grönsaksbullar – Swedish Vegan Meatballs.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 30 balls 1x



For the Veggie Balls

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas – soaked for fourfive hours
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green or red bell pepper (capsicum), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves (cilantro) , chopped

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup roasted cashew-nut
  • 3 tablespoon roasted white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Grind the chickpea to a coarse paste. Set aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the chopped garlic, chopped onions and capsicum. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add in the corn, peas, chopped spinach, shredded cabbage and carrot.
  3. Add in the red chilli flakes, Italian seasoning, turmeric, salt and black pepper. Add in the chickpea paste. Mix well to combine.
  4. Cook for five minutes till the mixture is thick. Remove from heat and add in the coriander leaves. Mix well to combine.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool a bit. Start making lime size balls.
  6. Bake the balls in a parchment lined baking sheets at 400 degrees fahrenheit ( 200 degrees celcius ) for 45 minutes to an hour. The balls should be brown and dry and come off the pan easily.
  7. Grind all the ingredients listed under “sauce” to a fine paste.
  8. Serve the veggie with sauce.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: swedish
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