Lockdown and rains make a deadly combination for spicy snacks. A snack that is tasty and healthy is a definite go. And Hara Bhara Kebab is to the rescue. The name translates to green-stuffed kebab or fritters. Let’s start making this deliciousness.

Hara Bhara Kabab-Indian Recipe
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Hara Bhara Kebab

 

Ingredients:

Spinach leaves – 1bunch

Mint leaves – 3/4 cup

Chilled iced water – 1 large bowl

Ghee – 1½ tbsp + little for frying

Garlic chopped – 2 tsp

Gram flour– 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – ½tbsp

Cumin – 1 tsp

Green chilly chopped – 1

Potato boiled & mashed – 1(small)

Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Dried apricot (chopped) – 2tbsp

Almond, cashew nut & pista chopped – handful

Hara Bhara Kabab-Indian Recipe
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Hara Bhara Kebab

Method:

Firstly blanch the spinach. Wash spinach leaves neatly in running water. In a deep pan boil water and add the spinach leaves. Stir for 2 minutes. Remove the leaves and dunk them in I’ve cold water till completely cool.

Squeeze the leaves and blend with mint leaves. Don’t use water while grinding. Heat a separate pan and add ghee. Sprinkle cumin, chopped garlic & green chillies. Brown the garlic. Add spinach & mint puree and cook it on low heat for 3-4 mins.

Remove and cool completely. In a fresh pan add besan and dry roast till it is lightly brown. Remove and add it to the ground spinach along with boiled & mashed potato, coriander powder, kasuri methi, chopped dried apricots and salt. Mix it well.

Take a small portion and roll it round between your hands. Stuff it with chopped nuts. Roll again and shape into a round patty. Roll the patty on all sides in bread crumbs. Heat a pan, drizzle ghee. Cook kebab on both sides till brown & crisp. Remove and serve hot.