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Hara Bhara Kebab

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Time25 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves3

Why have abs when you can have kebabs? - Now this is a funny one liner that you must have heard before. But what if we told you that you can have both abs and kebabs. In this Hara Bhara Kebab recipe, we take the traditional recipe and try to make it as healthy as possible but without losing its heartiness. So it’s fine to indulge once in a while as this indulgence unlike other unhealthy snacks won ... ’t take a toll on your body. With just 3 teaspoons of refined oil used in the dish, this Hara Bhara Kebab recipe combines the goodness of Spinach, Green Peas and potatoes that is not only healthy but also rich in taste. Adding a bit of black salt, Chat masala and Cardamom powder really gives these kebabs an enticing flavour and that slight touch of sourness and to give it some spice, we use green chillies and Garam masala. You can add salt according to your taste. Lastly, top them off with cashews for that extra bit of richness and some crunch. You won’t have to order these Kebabs from restaurants again as you can make them easily at home. The process is fairly simple and only requires about 25 minutes of your time. This dish is also perfect for when guests come over as it has fans all over the country and the chances that your guests will like it are pretty high. Well, children love it too. Learn how to make Hara Bhara Kebab in the comfort of your home now and make your snacks more delicious.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre198 Cal198 Cal198 Cal198 Cal
  • 10gProtein
  • 7gFat
  • 26gCarbs
  • 9gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

3 teaspoons

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Black Salt

Black Salt

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Gram Flour/besan

Gram Flour/besan

2 tablespoons

Chat Masala

Chat Masala

1 teaspoon

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

12 pieces

Cardamom Powder

Cardamom Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Fruits & Vegetables

Peeled Green Peas

Peeled Green Peas

1.25 cups

Potato

Potato

3 units

Spinach W/o Roots

Spinach W/o Roots

200 g

Other

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

1 teaspoon

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

4 pieces

Directions
1
Heat oil in a pan and add green peas, green chilli along with all masala powders except chat masala. Cook well. Once it is done set aside
2
Wash the spinach leaves. Take a mixer jar and add cooked green peas along with raw spinach leaves. Make a fine paste without adding water
3
Heat oil in a pan. Add paste of green peas and spinach. Cook till it gets thick and the rawness of spinach disappears. Add besan to the paste and cook again for 4-5 minutes. Add cardamom powder.
4
Once all the ingredients mix well, add grated potato to the pan and mix to combine
5
Cool down the mixture, divide into equal parts and make round patty shapes. Add half a cashew nut piece on top of the kebab. Press it in lightly. Repeat this with the entire mixture.
6
On another side, grease a pan with a little oil. Sear the patty from both the sides till it turns a golden colour
7
Sprinkle chat masala on top of the kebab and serve hot with green chutney

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We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

What is Hara Bhara Kebab?

Often known as the vegetarians’ kabab, hara bhara kabab is loved by kids and adults alike. Veg hara bhara kabab is as popular as some of the most-eaten snacks like baked chilli potato, Chilli Baby Corn , Samosas, and even chicken kababs! This tasty snack is perfect for satisfying those teatime or mid-meal cravings. Not just this, it is a great starter for parties and can also be used as a filling for rolls and sandwiches like a Veg Cutlet. This crispy and savoury snack is made with fresh and green leafy vegetables that give it its rich hue and a meaty consistency that just melts in your mouth. The spices and herbs in it lend the kababs an amazing flavour, unlike any other snack.

Goodness of Hara Bhara Kababs

When made right with lighter ingredients, veg hara bhara kababs are healthy without packing in as many calories as other snacks. Here are some health benefits of hara bhara kabab: When made with fresh leafy and other vegetables like spinach peas, potatoes, etc. hara bhara kababs become a great source of essential nutrients like iron, calcium, and minerals. These help in preventing several disorders and deficiencies. They are a fun way to add nutrition to your kids’ diets. The vegetables in hara bhara kababs make them a good source of fibre. This helps in making you feel fuller and prevents overeating and bingeing. This is helpful for people who want to lose weight. Adding paneer and channa dal as hara bhara kabab ingredients increase their protein content. This is essential for strengthening your muscles and bones, enabling better blood circulation, and improving your metabolism. When made with herbs and spices like garam masala, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, etc. hara bhara kababs help in lowering your blood sugar levels, improve your immunity, and enhance your cognitive functioning. They also have excellent anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing pains and inflammations in joints and muscles. When made in air-fryers or with less oil, these kababs are a great option for low-calorie snacks.

What are some tips for making the best hara bhara kababs every time?

Before we share the best hara bhara kabab recipes, here are some tips to make a delicious batch of these snacks every time: For your kababs to hold their shape, always squeeze the water properly out of the blanched spinach. Excess moisture content will make your kababs soggy. Wondering how to make hara bhara kababs healthy? To cut the calories, you can shallow fry the kababs. Alternatively, use an air-fryer to make a batch of healthy hara bhara kebabs. Now you don’t have to worry too much about how to make hara bhara kabab super crispy? The trick is to use breadcrumbs to coat the kababs to give them that extra crunchy texture. To reduce the levels of carbohydrates in the kababs, you can substitute potatoes with sweet potatoes.

Which are some of the best hara bhara kabab recipes that you can try at home?

What makes these kababs so popular is that not only are they amazingly delicious but are also super easy to make. Here are some hara bhara kabab recipes for you to try at home: Classic hara bhara kabab: This is the easiest recipe for lip-smacking veg hara bhara kabab. Heat oil in a pan and add green peas, green chillies, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder, black salt, and jeera powder. Cook well and let it cool. In a blender add this pea paste with blanched and dried spinach leaves. Make a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and add the spinach and green peas paste. cook till it becomes thick. Add besan to this and cook for 5-6 minutes. Once the mixture is cooked, add grated potato to it and cook well. Once the mixture is cooked, let it cool down. Make into a kabab and press a sliver of cashews on the top of each kebab. Grease a pan lightly with oil and sear the kababs on both sides. Serve the kababs hot sprinkled with chaat masala and green chutney. Cheese-stuffed hara bhara kababs: This hara bhara kababs recipe is loved by everyone especially children for its cheesy met-in-the-mouth taste. In a grinder, add blanched spinach, boiled peas, chickpeas, green chillies, ginger, and coriander leaves. Make a semi-coarse paste. Add chaat masala powder, dry mango powder, roasted cumin powder, breadcrumbs, and salt and mix well. Shape the mixture into patties and place a small cube of mozzarella cheese between each patty. Roll each kabab in rice flour so that they get coated well. Shallow fry the kababs till they turn golden-brown. Serve the kababs with mint chutney. Hara bhara kababs with broccoli: This hara bhara kabab recipe the tastiest way to include greens in your diet. In a pan, add oil, bell peppers, boiled peas, blanched spinach, broccoli, and green chillies. Mix in salt and turmeric powder and cook well. Add this mixture to a blender and make it into a slightly coarse paste. In a bowl, combine this paste with grated potatoes. Add a little poha and form a soft dough. Shallow fry these kababs. Serve hot sprinkled with chaat masala and Mint Chutney Paneer Roll: Apart from this veg hara bhara recipe, paneer rolls too, are not only delicious but also very filling and can be substituted for your lunch or dinner meal.

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