Oct 2, 2015

Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe - Spinach and Peas Kebab Recipe

This is one kabab which i wanted to make for so long, whenever i have spinach on hand i run out of peas and when i have peas, i just have no spinach on hand. Finally one day i had both ingredients on hand and immediately with no delay i made it. I serve it for lunch and it was delicious. 

This is so good and a guilt free snack because it used very very less oil, frankly you dont need to deep fry these, this kabab is meant to be pan fried with few drops of oil. I have another version of stuffed kabab will be sharing it another time..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes: 10 to 12 kabab


Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tblspn for making kabab
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 2
Cloves / Krambu - 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Onion - 1 medium size chopped
Ginger - 1 tblspn chopped
Garlic - 1 tblspn chopped
Green Chillies - 1 or 2
Peas - 1 cup ( I used frozen)
Spinach - 4 cups
Potato - 1 cooked, peeled and mashed
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 2 to 3 tblspn
Chat Masala Powder - 1 tsp 
Salt to taste
Breadcrumbs - 3 tblspn or as needed


Take spinach in a pan, cover with water and let it cook for 5 mins till it is wilted. Now strain it and chop it really finely. Set aside till use

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add in all whole spices and saute for a min.

Add in onions, garlic, ginger, chillies and saute for a min.

Add in peas, spinach and toss well.

Add in besan and toss well for 2 mins till it is fried.

Add in potatoes and mix well.

Cool it and take it in a blender, pulse it few times till it is coarsely blended.

Remove to a bowl, add in salt, chat masala and breadcrumbs if needed.

Take small portion and shape it into ball. Flatten it lightly..

Put it in lightly oiled tawa and pan fry till golden on both sides

Remove and serve with ketchup or red chutney.

Take palak / spinach in a pan
add in water

cook uncovered for few mins till it is cooked..Strain it and chop it finely
Take all your ingredients

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add in cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and dry red chillies

saute for a min

add in ginger and garlic

add in onions

add in chillies

saute for a min

Add in peas and cooked choped spinach

toss well
Now add in gram flour or besan 

Fry for few mins, so the gram flour is cooked well

Add in potatoes

mix well

Cool this and take it in a blender

pulse few times so it is well mixed..Dont grind it, you have to pulse it

take it in a bowl

add in salt and chat masala powder

Take it in a bowl

Add in breadcrumbs

mix well

Take a small portion

Roll it into a smooth ball

Flatten it

All done

Heat a pan, put kabab in

let it cook till the bottom is well browned

Flip over

Cook for few more mins



  1. Hi
    Thank you soo much for sharing such a yummy recipe..it will make my tummy awwawwwssmmmmm...peas n spinach ma fvrt plus potato...������������

  2. Cooked spinach means...do v hav to blanch it???

  3. Thank you for posting such a good recipe. I'm going to try it tonight. I have a question regarding cooked spinach. Should it be 2 cups after cooking or before? I ask this question as spinach wilts and reduces drastically. Thank you!

  4. Very nice. I am going to make burger out of it. My kid also love this.

  5. @Mandyit is 2 cups after cooking or 4 cups before cooking

  6. @Anonymousyes blanch it first adn chop it finely

  7. tried it n loved it.. vry nice recipe

  8. tried it n loved it.. vry nice recipe


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