Written by Hemalatha Giri
Today we gonna make Veg Hara Bhara Kabab, a good starter or a nice evening snack to have with masala chai so, gather the ingredients, switch on your music let’s get cooking.
1 bunch of palak leaves/spinach.
1 capsicum finely chopped
½ cup beans finely chopped
½ cup peas
2 large potatoes, boiled and smashed
½ cup grated panner/ cottage cheese
1 tsp corn flour
2 tsp rice flour
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 small size onion finely chopped
1 cup Breadcrumbs or Rusk crumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp roasted jeera powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Ground nut Oil for frying
Cashew nuts halved to decorate
Veg Hara Bhara Kabab is prepared with green vegetables and spinach, which makes it look green in colour and so, it got the name hara (green in Hindi).It’s a very good alternative for a non-veg kebab. All vegetarian lovers or people who practice vegetarianism can have it as an alternative. In a large kadai, add a teaspoon of oil and blanch palak leaves, sauté till the leaves shrink in size, and keep it aside. I have used groundnut oil for this recipe, as it is a great alternative; for the regular vegetable oil available in the market since groundnut oil has 18 percent less saturated fat than the vegetable oil. And then blend the blanch palak leaves into a fine paste. Add a teaspoon of oil in that same kadai, add capsicum and sauté them for a couple of minutes. Then add the frozen peas and sauté it for about a minute, and then add beans and sauté well. Transfer all these contents into a mixer jar and blend them to a coarse paste. Take a clean mixing bowl to add: the blended pastes, further add the mashed potatoes, grated paneer, onion, rice flour, corn flour, ginger garlic paste, bread crumbs, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, roasted jeera powder, garam masala and mix well to prepare a soft dough. We can blanch and add broccoli florets instead of grated paneer in this recipe (totally optional). Grease your hands with a little groundnut oil. Make small patties out of dough and coat it with bread crumbs to make it crispier. And place the halved cashew nuts in the centre of each patty. Deep fry the patties in hot oil till the patties turn golden brown, and drain the patties in a kitchen towel. As a healthier option, pan-fry or bake the kababs in a microwave oven at180 degree Celsius for 13 minutes. Enjoy the merry with a sauce and hot masala chai and share it with your loved ones. That’s it guys, we have prepared Veg Hara Bhara Kabab. Do try it in your home and let me know how it tastes in the comment section below. Happy cooking!