Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara bhara kabab is an Indian snack/starter. An easy alternative for all kebab lovers but are vegetarian. It is prepared with green vegetables and leafy vegetables which gives a green color to this kebab and also the name.

Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara Bhara Kabab

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • Spinach – 15 to 18 leaves without stem

  • Fresh peas (blanched) – 1/2 cup

  • Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed) – 2 medium

  • Green chili – 1 spicy or as per your requirement

  • Ginger (chopped) – 1/2 tsp

  • Coriander leaves – handful

  • Mint leaves – 3 to 5

  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

  • Lime juice – 1 1/2 tsp

  • Roasted besan – 2 tsp

  • Maida – 1 1/2 tsp

  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp

  • Cashewnuts – 8 halves

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Salt to taste


  • Wash spinach and add to the boiling water, let it boil for 3 min approx. Drain and immerse in cold water. (This process is called blanching and helps in retaining the colour of vegetables)
  • Squeeze the leaves, so as to drain extra water.
  • Grind spinach, peas, ginger, green chili, coriander leaves, mint leaves and cumin seeds by adding lime juice to a coarse paste. (No water to be added)
  • Combine ground paste, potato, maida, roasted besan and salt.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 balls and flatten them with your palms.
  • Coat them lightly with corn flour (dry) and place the cashew nut half on one side.
  • Shallow fry on low flame till golden brown on both the sides.
  • Serve with ketchup or mint chutney.


  • If you find the mixture sticky, you may use more besan in it or even bread crumbs can be added.
    If you want them to be crispy, then dip them in a thin corn flour paste and coat with bread crumbs. Deep fry.
    You may use onion and garlic in the preparation.

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