Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)


Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)

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One of the most loved kebabs in Indian restaurants around the world, the Hara Bhara Kebab is interestingly made with the humble spinach! Bound together by mashed chana dal, green peas and paneer, and flavoured with readily available spice powders and other ingredients like ginger and green chillies, this spinach-based kebab has the power to captivate young and old alike, thanks to its sumptuous texture and lingering flavour.

Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) recipe - How to make Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)

Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 kebabs
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Ingredients
Method
    Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal for 1 hour and drain.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the chana dal, garlic, ginger, green chilies and ½ cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain.
  4. Add the chana dal, green peas, spinach and blend in a blender till smooth using ½ tbsp water if needed.
  5. Transfer into a bowl and add the paneer, salt, garam masala, chaat masala and ¼ cup bread crumbs, mix well.
  6. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) flat kebabs.
  7. Dip each kebab into the prepared flour- water paste and roll in the remaining bread crumbs.
  8. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and deep-fry them till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. You can also cook the kebabs on a greased tava (griddle) by following the same procedure till step 6 and cook until golden brown in colour from both the sides.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roll
Energy118 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates12.2 g
Fiber1.9 g
Fat6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium43.7 mg
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Recipe notes for making crispy Hara bhara kebab

  1. The chana dal should not be overcooked or else it will be mushy and also drain the chana dal well before blending.
  2. To blanch spinach, immerse cleaned and thoroughly washed spinach leaves in boiling water for 20 seconds and then plunge into cold water.
  3. To know how to blanch spinach using a microwave click here.
  4. If you don’t want to deep-fry the kebabs you can shallow fry them on a tava.

To make Hara Bhara Kebab

  1. In a pressure cooker take cleaned, washed and soaked chana dal.
  2. Add finely chopped garlic and ginger.
  3. Add finely chopped green chillies, half cup water and mix well.
  4. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Using a strainer, strain the dal.
  6. Once all the water has drained, put it in a mixer jar.
  7. Add boiled green peas.
  8. Add the blanched spinach. Before adding see that you squeeze out excess water from the blanched and drained spinach.
  9. Blend in a blender till smooth using ½ tbsp water if needed. If the mixture becomes watery it will be difficult to shape the kebabs.
  10. Transfer the blended mixture into a bowl.
  11. To it add grated paneer and salt to taste.
  12. Add the garam masala.
  13. Add chaat masala.
  14. Add the bread crumbs. This helps in binding the blend Hara Bhara Kebab ingredients together.
  15. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  16. Take a portion of the mixture and shape it into a round and flatten it to make a kebab.
  17. In a small bowl take 1/2 cup plain flour.
  18. Add ¾ water to the plain flour. Mix the flour and water well to make a smooth paste without lumps.
  19. Dip the rolled and shaped kebab in the prepared flour-water paste.
  20. Then roll it in breadcrumbs. Always use one hand to dip the kebab in the flour-water mixture and the other hand to roll it in the breadcrumbs, this will give a smooth breadcrumbs coating on the kebab and the breadcrumbs will not become wet and soggy.
  21. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and deep-fry the kebab till golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  22. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
  23. These kebabs also taste great with an assortment of dips.
  24. Also, check out our collection of 100+ kebab and tikki recipes.

Reviews

Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 16 Nov 17 04:54 PM
5

weather the app available in hindi, can make more useful
Tarla Dalal
17 Nov 17 10:33 AM
   Thanks for asking and the app is currently not going to be done in Hindi. This is because we are slowly building our Hindi recipes as we have translated to translate the entire data base from English which is a very long and expensive process. Maybe some day we will do it.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 11 Sep 17 02:45 PM
5

Hi. I want to make this one for my toddler''s school function. Is it okay if I serve them after 2 hours? Would they retain the taste and flavor? If not, please suggest some other recipe.
Tarla Dalal
12 Sep 17 08:36 AM
   Hi, Yes they will lasts but we feel other recipes are better here is the link for options... https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-kids-corner-recipes-for-toddlers-(1-3-years)-358
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 31 Mar 17 10:44 PM
5

Although i followed d recipe to the T...but dnt knw why did it taste so blande...there was no flavour at all .
Tarla Dalal
01 Apr 17 08:40 AM
   Hi Divya, That is very unusual as we have made it a lot of times here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zGAY8fE0-w
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 20 Nov 16 08:38 PM
5

Hi I made this recipe but used potatoes instead of chana dal. But my kebabs were very soft when i made it
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 02 Aug 16 02:49 PM
5

Its simply awesome
Tarla Dalal
02 Aug 16 04:00 PM
   Hi Neha , we are delighted you loved the Hara Bhara Kebab recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 29 Jun 16 01:08 PM
5

It was too good my son loved it .
Tarla Dalal
29 Jun 16 01:24 PM
   Hi Poornima , we are delighted you loved the Hara Bhara Kebab recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 15 Jun 16 12:34 AM
5

Can we use potatoes in the this recipe?
Tarla Dalal
15 Jun 16 03:17 PM
   Hi Vrij, Yes if you wish you can.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 01 Jun 16 01:51 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
01 Jun 16 02:04 PM
   Hi Anhadbir , we are delighted you loved the Hara Bhara Kebab recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 22 Aug 14 11:58 PM
5

Amazing recipe tastes exactly like the kebabs you get in restaurants. One can sprinkle chaat masala on top to make it more chat pata. Make sure that the mixture for the kebabs is not very loose or else the kebabs will break when frying. taste best with chutney or ketchup.
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
 on 23 Oct 13 01:25 AM
5

It turned out just like restaurant. Everybody loved it. The bread crumbs made it very crispy. Thanks.
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