Hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kebab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them.
2 to 3tablespoonsoilfor pan frying the kabab, add as required
Boil water and then switch off the flame. Keep rinsed spinach in hot water for 2 minutes. Remove with a help of tongs and keep the leaves in cold water for 1 minute.
Again remove the leaves from the cold water using tongs and place in a colander. Drain the water very well. Squeeze lightly if there is extra water.
Finely chop the spinach and keep aside.
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.
Steam or boil the potatoes and peas in a pressure cooker or pan (pressure cooker details mentioned above in the step wise pics).
Crush chopped ginger and green chillies in a mortar-pestle to a paste.
Making hara bhara kabab
In a bowl take the chopped spinach. Grate the boiled potatoes in the bowl. Add the peas and green-chili paste.
Mash the kabab mixture with a potato masher or with a wooden spoon.
Add all the dry spice powders, roasted gram flour and salt. Mix the kabab mixture very well.
Shape into round patties. Press a cashew halve on each patty.
Heat oil in a pan or skillet. Pan fry the kabab till crisp and golden turning over as needed. Once done then place them on kitchen paper towels.
Serve hara bhara kabab hot with coriander chutney or mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
The spice powders namely chaat masala and amchur powder can be adjusted to suit your taste.
For binding instead of gram flour, corn flour or corn starch can also be used.
Hara bhara kabab 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 kabab get browned from the top. You can change the sides after 10 to 15 minutes of baking. Better to bake both the sides of hara bhara kebab.
If you don't have chaat masala, then just add garam masala powder and reduce the quantity to ½ teaspoon.