Hara Bhara Kabab

As the name suggest, it is a hara kabab, which means most of the ingredients are green. I find this as the best way to include spinach for a non-spinach loving family. This is a great starter and if you have most of the ingredients at home, this is very quick and easy to make.

The kabab has many ingredients which are very nutritious however, I have deep fried it. If you prefer low calorie, you could just shallow fry it on a frying pan.
Ingredients:

8-10 spinach leaves,
1/2 cup fenugreek leaves,
1/2 cup green peas, boiled, mashed,
3 medium sized potatoes, boiled, grated,
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated,
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped,
8-10 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped,
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped,
Salt to taste,
Lemon juices as per taste,
Powdered bread crumbs for binding,
Oil for deep frying
Method:

  1. Blanch the spinach leaves in hot water for 2 mins and immediately put it in cold water. Chop finely and set aside.
  2. In the same way, blanch the fenugreek leaves. Chop finely and set aside.
  3. In a deep dish, put the spinach, fenugreek leaves, mashed peas, grated potatoes, cheese, coriander and mint leaves, green chilles, salt and lemon juice. Mix together nicely. Add little bread crumbs powder 1 tbsp at a time until it turns into a thick mixture. Do not add water at all.
  4. Divide the dough into equal sized balls. 
  5. Heat the oil until smoking hot.
  6. Pat the balls into small discs by gently pressing them with both the palms and give it a round shape.
  7. Deep fry until golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato sauce.
I find adding cheese to the mix, gives it better flavour. You could also add a few roasted cashews to make it into a rich appetizer. 

If you dont have bread crumbs, you could powder some rusk biscuits or replace it with 1-2 tbsp of cornflour. Make sure you adjust the seasoning.

Enjoy :-)

1 comment:

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