Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hara Bhara Kebab-Spinach Green Peas Cutlet Recipe

Hara bhara kebab is a popular appetizer/starter prepared with potatoes, spinach, peas, coriander leaves and spices. It is very simple and easy to make at home. It makes a perfect tea time snack and also a great party starter. It is very popular among adults as well as kids. Today we will learn how to make Hara bara kebab following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Hara Bhara Kebab

Hara Bhara Kebab

Hara Bhara Kebab

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 10-12
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Tea Time Snacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Potatoes - 2 medium size
   Spinach/palak - 1 cup loosely packed
   Peas - 3/4 cup
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
   Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp finely chopped
   Green chilli -1-2 finely chopped
   Mint leaves - 4-5 leaves finely chopped
   Gram flour/Besan - 2 tbsp roasted

   Spice Powder

   Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
   Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
   Dry mango powder/amchur powder - 1 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
   Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

   Salt to taste
   Lemon Juice
   Bread Crumbs - 1/2 cup

   Oil for tawa frying


Pressure cook potatoes until soft. Peel the skin and mash it well without lumps.

hara bara kebab with potatoes

Boil water, add palak leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Drain the water completely, squeeze out the remaining water and grind the spinach leaves without water. Our palak paste is ready. (use only the leaves and remove all the thick stems and veins before cooking).

Blanch peas, drain the water, and grind it without adding water. Peas paste is also ready.

Spinach Green Peas Kebab Recipe


In a bowl, add the mashed potatoes, palak paste, peas paste, ginger-garlic paste, finely chopped coriander leaves, green chillies and mint leaves.

green peas cutlet/patties

Add roasted gram flour (kadalai mavu or besan), salt needed, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder and turmeric powder. (You can add little chaat masala powder if you prefer).

spinach potato cutlet

Add juice of half a lemon, bread crumbs and mix everything well. Check for seasoning and adjust according to your taste.

hara bhara kebab veg

Divide the mixture into equal parts. Grease your fingers with oil and make a smooth balls out of the mixture. Flatten the balls to make patties/cutlets as shown in the picture below.

Heat a tawa, place the cutlets, drizzle a tsp of oil around the patties/cutlets and tawa fry the cutlets 
both sides on low heat until golden brown.

Spinach Green Peas Cutlet Recipe

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney or enjoy it with a cup of hot ginger tea or South Indian filter coffee.

Hara Bhara Kebab recipe

For Bread Crumbs - Just toast 2 bread slices and dry dry grind it. 

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  1. I was so happy to see this recipe that I tried it immediately! This has been my fav starter at restaurants and this came out beautifully and tasted delicious. I also kept them in a preheated oven thereafter to keep it warm for later. Thank you padhu.

  2. I tried this one and it came out so well and it vanished into our tummies in 3 mins. Thanks Padhu


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