Hara bhara kabab

 Hara bhara kabab Recipe | veg hara bhara kabab

Garnished  Hara bhara kabab in serving plate

Hara bhara kabab is generally a round shaped mix vegetables Patty or tikki which is either baked , shallow fried or deep fried. It is widely used as an appetizer.

Hara bhara kabab is green in colour due to the uses of green vegetables like beans, green peas and spinach puree

Palak paste give it a distinct green color look. Hara bhara kabab can be made using only green peas and palak paste.

I am sharing two methods to make hara bhara kabab, first one is with grated cauliflower, carrot, green peas puree and spinach paste.

Serving hara bhara kabab in a garnished plate

And the second one is with chopped vegetables like French beans, carrot, cauliflower, potato and green peas in

Use of different vegetables like beans, carrot, cauliflower and green peas to make it more nutritious.

These vegetables are finely chopped and cooked till dry. Then all other ingredients are mixed to make a dough.  This vegetable dough then divided into small balls to make round shaped kabab.

Which are then shallow fried or deep fried till crisp golden.

Hara bhara kabab are served as an appetizer with cilantro mint chutney.

Steps to make hara bhara kabab

First method

Grate half of a cauliflower head and half of a carrot. Make one cup fine puree of green peas and half cup of spinach.

Heat a pan with some oil and fry some ginger garlic paste till raw smell goes. Add the grated cauliflower and carrot and saute till moistures evaporated.

Sauteed cauliflower and carrot for hara bhara kabab

Then add the green peas puree and cook for 2 minutes.
Green peas puree with sauteed cauliflower and carrot for hara bhara kabab

Now pour the spinach puree and mix well. 

Spinach puree in sauteed hara bhara kabab mixture

Cook the mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes or till moisture evaporated.
Now add the spices, cumin powder, chat masala, garam masala powder, green chili paste and salt. 

Adding spices into hara bhara kabab mixture

Mix everything nicely and cook further one more minute and then remove the mixture. Let it cool down completely.

Add some corn flour and bread crumbs.

Adding corn flour and bread crumbs into hara bhara kabab mixture

Mix well to make a smooth dough like mixture. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and mix everything again.

Hara bhara kabab mixture

After that divide the mixture into small equal parts and roll to make round shaped balls.

Round shape hara bhara kabab mixture ball

Insert one cashewnut at the centre of a ball and press lightly to set. 

Cashew nut at the centre of a hara bhara kabab patty

Now press the ball between the palm of hands to make a round shape patty. Make more with the remaining mixture.

Hara bhara kabab patty with cashewnut at centre of all patty

Heat a pan with oil and shallow fry them from both sides and serve. You can deep fry them till crisp golden as well.

Cooked golden brown hara bhara kabab in a pan

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Second method

Cutting vegetables

First wash the vegetables and leave to dry. Then with the help of a sharp knife start to chop them one by one. Try to chopped them finely. If the chopped vegetables are big in size then the resulting Patty make get break while cooking. 
So try to make fine chopping.  Alternatively you can use a grater to grate them as well which is very simple.

Chopping vegetables with knife for Hara bhara kabab Recipe

If you have a Mince machine then you can choose a different method to make hara bhara kabab.

You can deep fry all the vegetables till  all moisture from them evaporated and they become lightly crisp and cooked.

Remove and cool them completely. Using the mince machine make mince (keema) of the fried vegetables.

Saute the vegetables

After chopping all the vegetables or grating them, heat a pan with one tablespoon cooking oil over medium heat flame. When the oil become hot lower the flame to low.
Then add the chopped vegetables and saute till get cooked and all the moisture evaporated.

Shaping the patty

Transfer the vegetable mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool down completely. After that grate or mash boiled potato and mix with the vegetable mixture. In place of potato you can use some grated paneer also.

Now add all the ingredients one by one and mix well. And make a soft dough.

Vegetables Corn flour bread crumbs chilly cilantro Potato in mixing bowl for Hara bhara kabab Recipe

Vegetable Dough for Hara bhara kabab Recipe

Add some cashew nuts to the mixture and mix. Adding cashew nuts gives an extra health benefits. It is optional.

Vegetable mixture with Cashew nuts for Hara bhara kabab Recipe

Making the kabab

Divide the vegetable dough into small round shaped balls.

Round shaped  balls for Hara bhara kabab Recipe

Take one ball between the palm of your hands and roll slowly. Then slightly press the ball to make a flat round shaped Patty.

Flat round shape Hara bhara kabab

Repeat with all the remaining balls to make more patty.

Cooking the kabab

For shallow frying, take a non stick pan and heat half tablespoon cooking oil over medium heat flame. When the oil become hot lower the flame and slowly add the kabab one by one to the pan and fry . Flip the kabab when one side is done and cook the other side as well.

Hara bhara kabab on Non stick Pan

Shallow frying Hara bhara kabab

Similarly you can deep fry the kabab as well.  Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai over medium heat flame and when the oil become hot lower the flame to low. We need to fry the hara bhara kabab in medium hot oil so that they become crisp and we'll cooked from inside as well.

Now carefully add them into the oil and fry till become light brown and crisp. Remove them in a kitchen paper.  Serve them immediately in a garnished plate with green chutney.

Deep fried Hara bhara kebab on garnished plate

You can also bake them but best result come when you shallow fry them. Arrange the kabab in a plate and garnish Serve hot with Mint sauce.

Hara bhara kebab in garnished plate

Jain Hara bhara kabab

To make a Jain Hara bhara kabab don't use carrot and potato. In place of potato use paneer. Rest of the method are same to make a Jain Hara bhara kebab.

You can even use only green peas and palak to make jain hara bhara kabab. For that make fine puree of palak and fry with crushed green peas with some spices. Add mashed or grated paneer, corn flour and bread crumbs.

Remove them and cool down. After that make small round shaped balls and make hara bhara kabab.

The recipe is very easy and you can make it right at your kitchen with very few ingredients which is generally present at your kitchen.

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Hara bhara kabab 

Serving hara bhara kabab recipe

Hara bhara kabab is a popular snacks made with mixed vegetables. It is green in colour due to the use of green peas and palak paste. Finely chopped or minced vegetables are mixed with spices, corn flour, bread crumbs and mashed potato or paneer to make a dough. Small round shaped Patty are made from the dough and shallow or deep fried till crisp golden. You can make jain hara bhara kabab as well.

Prep time 15 min Cook time 5-6 min
Serve :- 2 servings
Author :- Mobasir hassan


  • 1 cup french beans
  • 1/3 portion of a cauliflower
  • 1 medium size carrot
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 15 to 20 cashew nuts
  • Small bunch cilantro leaves (chopped)
  • 2 - 3 green chillies(chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon palak paste (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 3 - 4 tablespoon corn starch (flour)
  • 4 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/3 tablespoon chat masala( optional)
  • Oil for shallow fry or deep fry.
   How to make the recipe

  1.  Chopped carrot, beans, cauliflower and green peas finely without any big chunks.
  2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil and saute the vegetables in medium flame till cooked and dried.
  3. Remove them in a mixing bowl and allow to cool down completely.
  4. Now grate the potatoes and mix with the vegetables. You can use grated paneer instead of potato.
  5. Add the cumin powder, green chili, salt,  chat masala, chopped coriander leaves, cashew nuts, corn flour and bread crumbs. Mix everything well to make a semi thick dough like texture.

    Making the hara bhara kabab

  1. Now divide the mixture into small  equal round shaped balls.
  2. Take a small ball on the palm of hand and press lightly to make a flat shaped like Patty.
  3. You can even attach a cashew nut on  the party by slightly pressing.
  4. Repeat with the remaining balls to  make more hara bhara kabab.

   Frying the hara bhara kabab

  1. Heat one teaspoon oil in a non stick  pan on medium flame and when hot   place the hara bhara kabab one by one on the pan.
  2. Fry them slowly and flip them after 2 minutes to another side and roast them further.
  3.   Cook them till both sides are crisp.
  4. Remove and serve hot with green chutney.
  5. Youu can deep fry them in medium hot oil till crisp golden. Similarly bake them  in Oven too.
                   NUTRITIONAL VALUE
  • Calories :- 101 kcal.  | Fats :- 2 gm
  • Carbohydrate :- 16 g
  • Protein :- 5 g. | Fiber :- 3 g
  • Iron :- 6.9 g
                   SERVING TIPS
  • Hara bhara kabab is generally served as a starter or appetizer with Cilantro mint sauce or green chutney , onion rings or slices and lemon wedges.
                 RECIPE NOTES
  • You can replace the potato with Paneer ( cottage cheese) in the recipe.
  • To make it Jain Hara bhara kabab, avoid using potato and carrot. In place of potato, add Paneer .
  • To give it a nice green colour, you can add spinach paste.
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