March 2, 2016

Hara bhara kabab recipe | How to make hara bhara kabab

Hara bhara kabab recipe with step by step pictures - Hara bhara kabab is one of the most popular North Indian snacks. I am always fascinated in making kababs and tikkis. It is made by using spinach, raw banana and gram flour or besan. This kabab is mildly spiced and shallow fried. This is usually served with mint yogurt chutney, tamarind chutney, dates chutney, tomato ketchup or tomato sauce. This is one of our favorite snacks.I have used raw bananas instead of potatoes for one solid reason. I had half a dozen of bananas lying idle in the fridge and wanting to make proper use of it. The hara bhara kabab was delicious and  it was hard to guess the ingredients. This kabab can be made with boiled potatoes  but it also comes out well with boiled bananas too.You will not find the difference in taste.You can substitute three boiled potatoes in the place of boiled raw bananas. You can use a tbsp of lemon juice instead of amchur powder. For your convenience, the hara bhara kabab mixture can be prepared well in advance and stored in the fridge to make kababs as and when required.

hara bhara kabab in a serving plate

Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe


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Recipe type : Snack-Appetizer
Cuisine : North Indian
Yield :Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas


Ingredients (1 cup =250 ml)
  • 3 raw bananas, boiled (or 3 boiled potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup gram flour / besan
  • 1 ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 ½  cup chopped spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 heaped tsp salt or as required

Method
  1. Clean and remove the  stems of spinach. Wash the spinach and chop finely.
  2. Wash and slit the skin of raw bananas  till half from one side. Boil them until soft in sufficient water.
  3. Cool and peel the skin. Grate in a plate and set aside.
  4. Put the gram flour in a bowl.
  5. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, amchur power and salt.
  6. Mix well till all the ingredients combine well.
  7. Add the chopped coriander leaves and green chillies.
  8. Add the chopped spinach and grated ginger. Add the boiled grated banana.
  9. Mix it to a thick and smooth mixture. Use some water if required. The consistency of the mixture should be very thick and smooth.
  10. Heat a pan and apply some oil on it. Make medium sized balls from the kabab mixture. Flatten it with your hand and place it on pan.
  11. Pour some oil from the edges. Cook on medium flame till the base of kababs become firm and crispy. You can also shallow fry them with more oil.
  12. Flip the kababs and spread some more oil from the edges.
  13. Cook till they become crispy and golden brown from both sides.
  14. When both sides become golden brown, flip frequently and cook from both sides for  another 2 minutes.
  15. Serve the hara bhara kabab hot with choice of your dipping sauce.

                                           
Hara bhara kabab recipe with step by step pictures
  • Chop the spinach finely and set aside. Wash and slit the skin of raw bananas  till half from one side. Boil them in sufficient water till soft. Cool the boiled bananas and then peel and grate in a plate.
grate boiled banana and chop spinach
  • Put the gram flour in a large bowl. 
besan for making hara bhara kabab
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, amchur power and salt.
masala added to besan to make  kabab
  •  Mix well till all the ingredients combine well.
mixing the besan and masala for kabab
  •  Add the chopped coriander leaves and green chillies.
fresh coriander, chilli added to make kabab
  •  Add the chopped spinach and grated ginger.
adding spinach and grated ginger
  •  Add the boiled grated banana.
adding boiled banana to make kabab
  • Mix well to make a thick kabab mixture. Use some water if the mixture is too dry.
mixing ingredients to make kabab mixture
  • Heat a nonstick pan and apply some oil on it. Take one medium sized kabab mixture balls and slightly flatten it on your palm. Place it on hot pan. Pour some oil from the edges. 
 put flattened mixture on hot pan
  • Flip the kababs and spread some more oil from the edges. Cook till they become crispy and golden brown from both sides. 
shallow frying the hara bhara kabab
  • When both sides become golden brown, flip frequently and cook for  another 2- 3 minutes.
shallow fry the  hara bhara kabab 
  • Hara bhara kabab is ready to serve.


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6 comments:

  1. Nicely done yummy Hara bara kabab...yum yum yummy ..

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  2. Wow!! kabab looks fabulous. I can finish that whole plate

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