What is Hara Bhara Kebab?
In Hindi (the national language of India), the word Hara means “green”and bhara means “full”, which translates to the kebabs/patties being full of greens.
In this recipe, I have used potatoes as a binding agent, one can use besan (chick pea flour) or cornstarch too for binding.Rolling the patties in breadcrumbs or poha /flattened rice powder makes it crispier while pan frying.
What is a Kebab?
Kebabs are a popular snack of India, with its origin from the Middle Eastern countries.It is usually made with minced meat and spices.Chicken kebabs are famous in Indian restaurants.The vegetarian counterparts are equally tasty when made well.
Kebabs/Kabobs are simply means grilled or broiled meat or vegetables.
Our recipe Hara Bhara Kebab, is a spicy vegetarian kebab made using spinach, green peas, cilantro/Coriander leaves, green chillies where we have used potatoes as a binder.
In our recipe, we have panfried our kebabs.You can choose to deep fry them if you so desire, or air fry or grill them in an oven.
Hara Bhara Kebab Recipe
- Amount Per ServingCalories1451
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 33g 51%
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Trans Fat 1g
- Sodium 1365mg 57%
- Potassium 8879mg 254%
- Total Carbohydrate 256g 86%
- Dietary Fiber 56g 225%
- Sugars 27g
- Protein 50g 100%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
What pairs well with Hara Bhara Kebabs?
Best eaten when they are hot and crispy, right out of the pan. You can eat it with some spicy chutney, yogurt dip or tomato ketchup.
If they last overnight, you can stuff these patties/kebabs in your burger as they would have softened a bit, and will make a delicious and healthy lunch or brunch.
The crumbly bits of kebab can be used to make an evening chaat/ snack with sev, finely sliced onions, tomatoes and tamarind chutney.
A win win any way you see it 🙂
The Bottom Line
So how would you like to eat your greens today? In a spicy Hara Bhara Kebab,Perhaps?
Maybe in a traditional Palak Tambuli, or in an easy rice preparation like Spinach rice? How about Palak Phulkas with a seafood dish like Basalae Yetti Gravy/Spinach in Prawn Gravy from the coastal regions of South India or in a curry like Chicken saag.
If you are someone who enjoys your greens in an evening snack, with a cup of coffee, we have got you covered. Try our Spinach Fritters or our Spinach and Cheesy Chicken Pinwheels.They will keep your evenings cozy and warm.
Now it is up to you. You get to pick your choice! Remember to always eat healthy and seasonal.
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