Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe | Green Veg Kabab

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Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe | Green Veg Kabab Recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. An easy and healthy meat-free kabab recipe prepared with a mix of leafy and solid vegetables. It is a healthy alternative to the meat-based kabab which is typically greasy and rich in animal fat. This simple green-colored kabab is the perfect lip-smacking snack, especially for those weight watchers. Typically it is served with spicy mint-flavored yogurt dip, but can be consumed as it is without any sides.
Green Veg Kabab


Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe | Green Veg Kabab Recipe with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Kabab or skewers have always been one of the popular protein-rich street food snacks across the globe. It is loaded with animal fat and a generous amount of spices which makes it one of the favorite starters or appetizers before any meal. However, these cannot be an option for vegetarians or non-meat eaters, and hence the best alternative is the hara bhara kabab recipe made with mixed vegetables.

Well, you may wonder or get confused with this rhyming name. Basically “hara bhara” literally means fresh and green. This name is relevant to this recipe as we are using fresh green leafy vegetables for this recipe. In other words, spinach, coriander, peas, potatoes, carrots, and beans are used to prepare the kebab base. The combination of vegetables used in this recipe, not only makes it tasty but also a healthy snack meal. Due to the combination of vegetables used, it is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and hence can be served to all age groups, including kids. Perhaps it can be a perfect snack for kids who run away or avoid fresh vegetables. However, be careful with the amount and range of spiced added to it, if you are preparing for kids. They may not like the heat and spicy attribute and hence plan it accordingly. Do try this simple snack and let me know if you like these simple snack variants.

Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe Furthermore, some more related and additional tips, suggestions, and variants to the hara bhara kabab recipe. Firstly, the recipe has to be made with fresh vegetables. For a perfect taste and the right amount of flavor to this snack. Also, avoid using frozen vegetables and use them only if you do not have access to fresh ones. Secondly, I sauteed all the vegetables till it is cooked properly. You may boil the vegetables as an alternative option, to hasten the cooking process. It also helps to bind all the vegetables and eventually shape them. Lastly, shape these snacks evenly which not helps in frying but also helps to make them attractive. You may use a cookie cutter or shape it just with your hands. I shaped it with my hands, but I weighed each individual kebab to have the same weight.

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Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe | Green Veg Kabab

HEBBARS KITCHEN
Easy Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe | Green Veg Kabab
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course snacks
Cuisine north indian
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 72 kcal


Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 chilli
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ capsicum (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup peas
  • 10 beans (chopped)
  • 3 cup palak / spinach (chopped)
  • 3 potato (boiled & mashed)
  • ½ cup paneer (grated)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp aamchur
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp coriander (chopped)
  • cashew (for garnishing)


Instructions 

  • firstly, heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and 3 cloves garlic.
  • saute on medium flame until its rosated well.
  • add ½ capsicum, ½ cup peas, 10 beans and stir fry for 2 minutes. you can feel free to add any green vegetables.
  • also, add 3 cup palak and saute until the palak shrinks well. you can also blanch the palak and make puree. however, i recommend sauteing to reduce the water content in the kabab.
  • cool completely, and grind to a coarse paste. make sure to pulse and grind to avoid vegetables from releasing water. keep aside.
  • in a large bowl take 3 potato and ½ cup paneer. adding paneer is optional, however, it gives a nice flavour and softness to the kabab.
  • add ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp aamchur and ½ tsp salt.
  • add in prepared green vegetable paste. if it's too watery then you end up adding more breadcrumbs.
  • mix well making sure all the spices are well combined.
  • further add 2 tbsp bread crumbs, 1 tbsp corn flour and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • mix well forming a dough consistency.
  • with a greased hand make a small ball-sized tikki.
  • place cashew in the centre and press gently.
  • deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
  • fry until the kabab turns golden brown and crispy.
  • drain off over the kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  • finally enjoy hara bhara kabab with mayonnaise or tomato sauce.


Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 320IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg

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How to make hara bhara kabab with step-by-step photos:

  1. firstly, heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and 3 cloves garlic.
  2. saute on medium flame until its roasted well.
  3. add ½ capsicum, ½ cup peas, 10 beans and stir fry for 2 minutes. you can feel free to add any green vegetables.
  4. also, add 3 cup palak and saute until the palak shrinks well. you can also blanch the palak and make puree. however, i recommend sauteing to reduce the water content in the kabab.
  5. cool completely, and grind to a coarse paste. make sure to pulse and grind to avoid vegetables from releasing water. keep aside.
  6. in a large bowl take 3 potato and ½ cup paneer. adding paneer is optional, however, it gives a nice flavour and softness to the kabab.
  7. add ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp aamchur and ½ tsp salt.
  8. add in prepared green vegetable paste. if it’s too watery then you end up adding more breadcrumbs.
  9. mix well making sure all the spices are well combined.
  10. further add 2 tbsp bread crumbs, 1 tbsp corn flour and 2 tbsp coriander.
  11. mix well forming a dough consistency.
  12. with a greased hand make a small ball-sized tikki.
  13. place cashew in the centre and press gently.
  14. deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
  15. fry until the kabab turns golden brown and crispy.
  16. drain off over the kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
  17. finally enjoy hara bhara kabab with mayonnaise or tomato sauce.
    Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe

Notes:

  • firstly, make sure not to add more breadcrumbs as it makes the kabab dense.
  • also, you can pan fry, shallow fry or bake the hara bhara kabab to make it healthier.
  • additonally, in place of using corn flour, you can add roasted besan.
  • finally, hara bhara kabab recipe tastes great when served hot and crispy.

FAQ’s:

What is Hara Bhara Kebab?

It is basically meat like kebab but without any inclusion of meat. In other words, it is prepared with fresh and green vegetables and hence it is known as hara bhara kababs. It is one of the healthier kebab options loaded with fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Do hara bhara kebab contain meat in it?

No it is made with only vegetables and hence the name hara bhara kebab which means fresh & green vegetables. Yet you can add minced vegetables as an alternative with a combination of vegetables.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kebab using a different method of cooking?

Yes these kebab's can be made with different methods. I have used a simple deep frying method which would result in tasty and crisp kebabs. You may do shallow fry, grill, or even the air fryer option with some oil spray. Further, you may even bake it in preheated oven for 10-15 mins at 180 degrees. Note that, each method may result in different tastes and crispiness.

Can I use canned peas for Hara Bhara Kebab?

Fresh Green peas are highly recommended for this recipe as it helps to give a bright color. The other option is to use frozen if fresh peas are not available. I would give the canned peas as the last option only if the former options are not accessible.

Can I use a different type of chutney to serve with Hara Bhara Kebab?

The most common or traditional way is to serve with green chutney or min chutney mixed with yogurt. You may also serve it with different types of tomato sauces, mayo sauce, or even samosa tamarind chutney.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kebab without using oil?

You may prepare these in an oven or in an air fryer, which does not require oil to fry these. However, note that without oil frying these do not turn crisp and hence may not be attractive and tasty.

Can I use a different type of flour instead of bread crumbs?

Yes certainly you can use different types of flour to make these hara bhara kebab. Perhaps, you can use rice flour, chickpea flour, and corn flour as alternatives to breadcrumbs. I personally recommend bread crumbs as they are more effective and turn these kebabs crunchy.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kebab without using potatoes?

Yes you may replace the mashed potatoes with raw banana or sweet potatoes. It should help to absorb the moisture and eventually shape these kebabs. Also, you can use tofu or paneer grate as an alternative to the potato mash.

Can I freeze Hara Bhara Kebab?

Yes certainly you can freeze them. Basically, you need to shape these patties and then freeze them in a zip-lock bag or airtight container. Note that, be careful with the shape of these patties as may not want to dent its shape. These frozen patties should easily last long 2-3 months and whenever you need them, you need just thaw them and deep fry them.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kebab using a blender?

Yes you can use a blender to grind the vegetable mixture. However, note that it should not be a smooth paste. Try to make it a coarse paste so that it can be easily shaped and also helps to deep fry them easily without dissolving.

Can I use frozen spinach for Hara Bhara Kebab?

While you may use frozen spinach or any frozen vegetable for this recipe, fresh vegetables are most preferred. Frozen vegetables may affect the crunchiness and also flavor of the kebabs.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kebab gluten-free?

Well, none of the ingredients used in this recipe contains gluten, except the breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs are added for binding and hence can be easily replaced with gluten-free breadcrumbs or even corn flour for same purpose.

Is Hara Bhara Kabab vegan?

Yes you can make these vegan by skipping paneer. Paneer is not mandatory and can be skipped or replaced with tofu.

Can I make Hara Bhara Kabab ahead of time?

Yes certainly. You may shape these patties and then freeze it for later frying. This should also help you with cooking time and prioritize other cooking tasks.

How long can I store Hara Bhara Kabab?

These kebabs are served immediately once it is fried. Technically you can store them for 1-2 days and reheat them before serving. You may reheat it in an oven or air fryer. However, it would not be the same taste and crispiness.

Can I bake Hara Bhara Kabab instead of frying it?

Baking them in the oven is certainly a healthier option. You may bake these in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees. You may need to flip these patties in intervals and also may have to spray or brush oil for crisp patties.

Is Hara Bhara Kabab healthy?

It is certainly a healthier kebab option, especially when compared to the meat variations. It is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins sourced from the range of vegetables used in this recipe. Note that, the amount of oil or cooking method may also vary the healthier quotient for this recipe.

What are the variations of Hara Bhara Kabab?

There are myriad variations to this simple kebab recipe. To begin with, you may experiment with the vegetable choices on top of the vegetable used in this recipe. You may also add paneer and tofu in addition to vegetables to make it protein-rich. Also, meat is also an option. You may add minced meat like chicken, mutton, or lamb as per your preference.