These Sweet Potato Cabbage Hot Dog | Vegan Hot Dogs are pure awesomeness. Sweet potatoes combined with cabbage and a blend of spices give a wonderful texture and flavor. This makes a great lunch for weekdays. They also make a great snack.
A salty spicy bun dripping with mustard and tomato sauce all over. The drizzle of tomato and mustard sauce. A sprinkle of chaat masala and some lemon juice. Tada! 😀
India’s 70th independence day is coming next week. And to celebrate this freedom to live independently and cheerfully, I decided to share an Indianized version of our very favorite hot dogs.
Food signifies the culture: These hot dogs don’t only have the colors of the Indian flag, but it has much more which signifies a true India. India is a colorful country because it’s a blend of many different cultures and traditions. Thus, I decided to share something which is colorful. This hot dog which is so full of so many different colors and textures, but they all are blended so beautifully together just like India itself. Plus they are so fun, fuss-free and super yummy.
Veggie or vegan dogs are fun:
Have you ever made a veggie dog out of a sweet potato? Does that intrigue you? If yes, then it has everything you need in a vegan hot dog.
This Vegan hot dogs are delight for Indian food lovers:
Well, if you are like me who loves Indian food then you are in the right space. You are surely going to love these. This is everything you’d want in a vegan hot dog. They are a perfect treat for those who don’t eat meat or dairy.
If I tell you about something which I haven’t explored so much yet, this would be making wide varieties of vegan/vegetarian hot dogs. Yes, this is one thing I have to do yet. I haven’t made so many veggies varieties of veggie dogs yet.
Sweet potato always wins:
So far I have made them only in a few varieties. This time, I would like to share the one I made using sweet potatoes. Yes, sweet potatoes! It’s just because I try to replace them with a white potato whenever I get a chance! Especially with sandwiches and burgers I make. I use sweet potatoes because I know they are healthier, or maybe because I like them. For this time let’s say, both these reasons! 😉
Scarcity is the mother of invention:
The first time I tried these hot dogs — the reason was that I had hot dog buns but not enough meaty sausages. Little-A loves meaty sausages, so I kept them for her. But I still had plenty of hot dog buns and I didn’t want to throw them. I don’t like wasting food.
A good use of leftover rolls:
So first I thought of making some raw veggie dogs, but that idea didn’t give me that kick because my tongue desired something spicy. So I went to the fridge and started collecting all possible veggies I could find. I found cabbage, green peas, and sweet potatoes and regular white potatoes. At this point, you already know about my love for sweet potatoes, so my natural instinct was to go for sweet potatoes. And that’s how the idea of these vegan hot dogs was born.
The best part is that these homemade veggie dogs are the easiest thing to make ever, and they taste awesome. These certainly are good for you, good for me and good for everyone! Seriously, these Sweet Potato Cabbage Hot Dogs are pure awesomeness.
Everything goes so well together:
Believe it or not, the sweet potatoes combined with cabbage and spices give a wonderful texture and flavor that you wouldn’t even miss any meat in them. Here I’ve flavored the sausages using a blend of spices. You can find these regular spices in almost any Asian grocery store. A crispy outer layer and a softness inside. A salty spicy bun dripping with mustard and tomato sauce all over. And serve them like a hot dog.
Indianized version of vegan hot dogs:
There is no cheese. It has some lettuce, some fresh veggies, the drizzle of tomato and mustard sauce. A sprinkle of chaat masala and some lemon juice. All in all, I can say this is the Indianized version of our very favorite hot dogs.
They make a fabulous weeknight dinner and leftovers make a great lunch or snack for the next day. Make your own vegan hot dogs, and enjoy this meatless version of a staple for this slightly warm weather.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
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Sweet Potato Cabbage Hot Dog - Vegan Hot Dog (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For Sweet Potato Cabbage Sausage //
- Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add mustard seeds.
- When they start to sizzle, add chopped ginger, chopped garlic, and chopped onions.
- Sauté them for 3-4 minutes.
- Add green peas and cabbage and saute 5-7 minutes.
- Add mashed sweet potatoes, and mix well.
- Now add red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add cornflour and mix well.
- Cook until it starts coming together and forming a dough. Let it cool completely.
- Divide the mixture into 4 large balls. Take a part of the mixture on a flat surface and start rolling the dough evenly to make it into a sausage.
- Heat a pan or grill. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil on a grill/pan.
- Roast/grill sausages from all the sides for 4-5 minutes or until golden.
- Once sausages are cooked, remove them from the grill/pan.
- Cut the bun into 2 halves. Add lettuce and then sausage.
- Drizzle with tomato sauce & mustard sauce.
- Add slices of tomato, cucumber, and onions.
- Sprinkle some chaat masala a splash of lemon juice. DONE. Enjoy!