Hara Bhara Kabab Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

In India, people like to binge on snacks in evenings and Hara bhara kabab is yet another Vegetable Cutlet like snack prepared with spinach and green peas that makes evening even more relaxing and enjoyable. These kababs (tikkis) are best way to add nutritious spinach in your diet and this recipe’s step by step photos make it very easy and simple to prepare at home in less than 30 minutes.
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 servings (8 pieces)
2 cups Spinach
2 medium Potatoes, boiled
3/4 cup Green Peas (matar), fresh or frozen
1 Green Chilli, roughly chopped (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon chopped or grated Ginger
2 tablespoons chopped Coriander Leaves, optional
A pinch of Turmeric Powder, optional
A pinch of Green Cardamom Powder, optional
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
3/4 teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (amchur powder)
2½ tablespoons Roasted Gram Flour (or crushed daliya dal or breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes or crushed oats)
3 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon + 2 tablespoons Oil
  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until soft. If you are using fresh green peas then boil them in hot water until soft. If you are using frozen peas then thaw them (we used frozen green peas in this recipe).


Apr 15, 2020 by Dinaz Sayeed Sheikh
Superb recipe, I am going to try this for sure, just a question if I want to add a little paneer, how much gms of paneer should I add in this?

Response: You can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup paneer (more or less as per your taste) in this recipe.

Sep 27, 2019 by Poonam Chanodia
Huge fan of your recipes.I would say I have learnt the use of spices from your website and now can work my way around anything I am making. Thanks!
Mar 21, 2018 by Disha kachhadia
Excellent description, easy to cook
Mar 09, 2017 by dinaz
I am going to try this recipe tonight...I am just wondering that hara bhara kababs also have paneer na...if I want to add the same at which stage can I add?

Response: You can add grated/crumbled paneer in step-8 with other ingredients.

Nov 21, 2016 by Arpita
Hello i just want to ask, which type of breadcrumbs we are using for this reciepe. Fresh or toasted. If I m wrong pls guide me.

Response: Hello Arpita, dry breadcrumbs (toasted bread crumbs) are used in this recipe to absorb the excess moisture from the mixture.

Jul 16, 2016 by Babal
Hello..your recipes are really awesome and easy to follow and cook ..please add more snacks and starters...

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Jan 26, 2016 by Bhavya
I tried out this recipe today and it came out very tasty. Thank you.
Jan 17, 2016 by Smita
Tried the recipe yesterday.
Everybody loved it. Thanku for posting.
Jan 09, 2016 by Nivedita Akshath
Hello... Kabab came out very well. I am a big time follower of your blog. Very neat presentation and step by step photos helps beginners like me. Thank you so much. Looking forward for more delicious recipes.

Response: Thank you Nivedita for trying the recipe and I am happy to hear that it turned out well.

Dec 17, 2015 by Nikita
I will be preparing this on the coming weekend. I am sure this will turn out very tasty. I have always got good comments from my in-laws for all the recipes tried from your website. Thanks a lot. Keep sharing.

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Jun 24, 2015 by Rashmi
Your recipe is awesome, very clear & easy. Thank you.
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I am so impressed. Information provided is so clear with pictures. Looking forward for more recipes. Great job.

Response: Thanks Charu.

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Apr 16, 2015 by Surya Mattagunja
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Why don't you release an android application.
Thank you.

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