Hara bhara Kabab is an absolutely delicious and delectable finger food, light and made with the goodness of spinach, green peas and spices added to give a savor taste. This fantastic snack can be served as a starter accompanied with sauce or pudina chutney, or served as a brunch or tea time snack dish. Hara bhara kabab is a brilliant dish to serve kids in encouraging them to eat greens and educating them on the importance as they are vital to the health and rich in various vitamins, minerals, fibre, folate, carotenoids and act as antioxidants in the body. This snack is a tasty vegetarian alternative for all those who love eating kababs.
The Hara bhara kabab gets its name and wonderful green colour from the healthy and nutritious spinach and green peas. Hence the name of the dish is Hara Bhara Kabab, a luscious, mouth-melting kabab made with the goodness of greens. Nowadays, kids are very choosing on eating especially green leafy vegetables.
They normally hate eating green veggies and we parents force them on eating as they are nutritious and healthy. Normally we add them into dals (lentil stew), or make a spinach curry etc. To really feed your kids healthy and nutritious green leafy vegetables, firstly we must look for creative ways of preparing different snack item with the greens so that they get tempted in eating such foods like making a quiche with spinach stuffing or a palak wrap or Frankie, or add them in colorful fresh and zesty salads etc.
Also remind or show them the stories of ‘Popeye’ the popular cartoon movie with the spinach can and the spinach power. These Kababs are made with the mix of blanched spinach, boiled peas and potatoes mashed together with spicy green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves and flavored with chaat masala and salt to taste. This mixture is then added with little cornflour so that the whole mixture gets binded well to hold into a tikka or ball shape.
They are make into small flat tikkas and shallow fried until crisp and done. If you are looking into eating some healthy Hara Bhara kababs, then you could also bake them or pan fry them. Serve these hot hara bhara kabab with some spicy and tangy chutney or sauce. Do try them as serve your kids. They will surely enjoy the awesome taste and ask for more.
How to prepare Hara Bhara Kabab:
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tbsp
Ginger, chopped - 2” piece
Green chillies, chopped - 3 nos
Potatoes, boiled & grated - 3 -4 nos
Green peas, boiled & mashed - ¾ cup
Spinach, blanched - 10 bunches
Corn flour/ Corn starch - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for frying
- Blanch spinach leaves in two cups of boiling salted water for five minutes. Drain the water, refresh in cold water, squeeze the excess water and finely chop and keep aside.
- Mix spinach, peas and potatoes well together.
- Add green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, chaat masala and salt to taste.
- Add corn flour for binding and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into twenty-four equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and then pres it between your palms to give it a flat tikki shape.
- Heat oil in a heavy bottomed skillet or pan and fry the kababs over medium flame until they get crisp on both sides.
- Drain the excess oil on paper towels.
- Garnish with roasted cashews and serve hot with a chutney of your choice or sauce.
Tip: You may also shallow fry the Hara Bhara Kabab on a griddle plate or tawa. It is also recommended that you do not use colour in this recipe, instead increase the quantity of spinach leaves to get the dark green colour. A spinach recipe included daily in your diet is a vital part of your ongoing health and vitality.
A variety of dishes can be prepared with this amazing green like the palak dal (spinach with lentils), Palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), Khatti palak chutney chukka koora and palak curry and many more.
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