Hara bhara kabab is a great starter snack to indulge. It is a very easy recipe once you have all your ingredients ready.
The main ingredients are spinach, green peas and capsicum hence the name hara bhara kebab, no extra marks for guessing this.
So lets have a look at the recipe of Hara Bhara Kabab !!!
Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe
Cuisine: North Indian
- 1 cup spinach leaves (palak)
- 1 medium size potato
- 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (paneer)
- 1/2 cup green peas (matar)
- 1/2 chopped capsicum
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1 teaspoon green chili paste
- 1 teaspoon bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoon cornflour
- 1 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- salt to taste
- oil for frying
- Cashesws, green peas and capsicum for garnishing.
Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain it and transfer to cold water for 1 minute. Boil the potato, peel and grate it. Mash the cottage cheese
In a blender add the blanched spinach, boiled potatoes, mashed cottage cheese, green peas, chopped capsicum, green chilli and ginger paste.
Blend all these ingredients.
In a bowl add the blended paste, bread crumbs, cornflour, gram flour and all dry spices and mix it well to make a uniform paste.
Make round shaped kababs and garnish with half slit cashew and fry them on medium heat till the kababs turn golden brown on both sides.
For garnishing stir fry some green peas and thinly sliced capsicum and serve hot and yummy hara bhara kababs with green chutney or tomato sauce.
- Green chilli, chat masala and amchoor powder can be adjusted as per taste.
- Remove any excess water from the spinach before grinding into a paste.
- Incase it turns watery you can increase the quantity of gram flour or corn flour, such that it forms a dry paste to make the kababs.
- You can also pan fry the kababs for 2 minutes on each side.
This is one yummy snack to get kids to eat the healthy greens. In the video I have deep-fried the kababs, but you can choose whether to deep fry or pan fry. Both ways they turn out be equally good.
And yes of course the obvious benefit is that you will cut down on the oil intake in the pan-fried method. But it is bit more time-consuming as compared to deep-frying for when you have guests for a party you and need to make it in large quantities. So the choice is yours…