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hara bhara kabab, hara bhara kabab recipe

hara bhara kebab recipe is a delicious variation of vegetarian kabab. hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. so they are nutritious as well as delicious. hara bhara kabab makes for a good indian starter or snack. these green kababs can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them. 

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hara bhara kabab recipe with step by step photos and video – hara bhara kabab is a recipe which is so easy to prepare and full on with the goodness of spinach. i have seen this dish on the menu list of many north indian restaurants. a couple of times we have had the these kababs outside and they were ok.

hara bhara kabab, hara bhara kabab recipe

so when i had got a lot of spinach for making sarson ka saag, and they were still leftover, i decided to make this green kabab. if you have leftover spinach, then you can check this collection of 29 spinach recipes.

true to its name hara bhara kabab boosts of green health. made from spinach, peas and potatoes it is nutritious as well as delicious. great with any chutney or sauce.

to go with the kababs i had made a green garlic chutney from garlic chives. you can serve it with mint chutney or coriander chutney or any green chutney. this is also a great gluten-free as well as a vegetarian snack for all those who like kababs.

two more tasty kabab recipes on blog are:

  1. kabab recipe
  2. dahi kabab

hara bhara kabab recipe

hara bhara kabab is an easy finger food that can be served as a brunch or also as a starter. one which is light and not heavy. hara bhara kebab can also be stuffed into sandwiches or burgers. great way to disguise the spinach, so that kids can have it too.

hara bhara kabab, hara bhara kabab recipe
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hara bhara kabab recipe

hara bhara kebab recipe is a delicious variation of vegetarian kabab. hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. so they are nutritious as well as delicious. hara bhara kabab makes for a good indian starter or snack. these green kababs can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them. 
course appetizers, brunch, snacks
cuisine north indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups spinach leaves (palak)
  • 2 medium size potatoes (aloo)
  • 1 cup peas (matar), fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-green chili paste, adjust as per your spice requirements
  • 3 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons oil for pan frying the kababs, add as required

how to make hara bhara kabab recipe

blanching spinach

  1. blanch the spinach in hot water for 2 minutes. drain and keep them in a cold water for 1 minute. 

  2. finely chop the spinach and keep aside.

making hara bhara kabab

  1. roast besan (gram flour) in a small pan till it becomes aromatic and changes its color. don't over roast or darken the gram flour.

  2. steam or boil the potatoes and peas. in a bowl take the chopped spinach. grate the boiled potatoes in the bowl. add the peas & green-chili paste.

  3. mash the kabab mixture with a potato masher or with a wooden spoon.

  4. add all the dry spice powder, roasted gram flour and salt. mix the kabab mixture uniformly.

  5. shape into round patties and shallow or pan fry the kababs till golden brown.

  6. serve hara bhara kabab hot with chutney or sauce.

recipe video

recipe notes

tips for making hara bhara kabab

  1. the spice powders namely chaat masala and amchur powder can be adjusted as suited.
  2. for binding instead of gram flour, corn flour or corn starch can also be used.
  3. these kababs can also be baked as well as grilled. you can bake kababs at 180 degrees C which is moderate oven temperature. brush some oil on the kebabs. just place the kebabs on a tray or wired rack and bake for 20-25 mins or till the kebabs get browned from the top. you can changes the sides after 10-15 minutes of baking. better to bake both the sides of hara bhara kebab.
  4. if you don't have chaat masala, then just add garam masala powder and reduce the quantity to 1/2 teaspoon.

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preparation for hara bhara kabab

1: firstly steam and boil the potatoes and peas.

aloo for hara bhara kabab recipe

2: rinse the spinach leaves in water and drain.

spinach for hara bhara kabab recipe

3: boil water with some salt (optional). add the spinach leaves and keep in the hot water for 2 minutes. this step is blanching the spinach leaves.

spinach for hara bhara kabab recipe

4: drain and keep the spinach leaves in cold water for 1 minute. this is so that the spinach retain their greenness.

spinach leaves for hara bhara kabab recipe

5: drain the spinach well and squeeze if there is extra water. later chop the spinach finely and keep aside.

palak for hara bhara kabab recipe

making hara bhara kabab

6: meanwhile roast gram flour in a pan.

besan for hara bhara kabab recipe

7: stir till you get a nutty fragrance and the gram flour changes its color. keep aside.

besan for hara bhara kabab recipe

8: in a bowl add the chopped spinach. grate the boiled potatoes over it.

palak for hara bhara kabab recipe

9: now add the cooked peas, ginger-chilli paste.

making hara bhara kabab recipe

10: mash the kebab mixture with a potato masher.

mixture for hara bhara kabab recipe

11: now add the roasted gram flour and the spice powders plus salt.

besan for hara bhara kabab recipe

12: mix very well. your hands will be sticky if there was moisture in the spinach. in this case apply some oil to your palms when shaping the kebabs. shape into medium sized patties.

making hara bhara kabab recipe

13: shallow fry or pan fry the hara bhara kebabs with some oil.

frying hara bhara kabab

14:  fry the kebabs till they become golden browned and crisp from outside.

hara bhara kabab recipe, hara bhara kabab

15: serve hara bhara kabab hot with mint chutney or coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

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dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi

    Thanks for the recipe.

    Can I bake it in the oven ?

    Noam

    • yes noam, you can bake hara bhara kababs in the oven.

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