Wednesday, April 3, 2013

HARE BHARE KABAB


This is a very nutritious snack made with greens, hence the name .. hare bhare kabab. Mashed potatoes are added for binding. Soaked cashew nut halves are pressed into each kabab / cutlet, which make them look so decorative and presentable. 
Ingredients:
Potatoes .... 2
Green peas .. 1/4 cup
Spinach / palak .. 1 cup
Mint leaves ....... 5-6
Coriander leaves .. handful
Kasoori methi ...... 1 tbsp. ( use fresh methi if you have )
Green chillies ....... 2-3
Cashew nuts .......... 5-6
Kummel seeds ..... 1/2 tsp (you can also use shahijeera or cumin seeds)
Bread crumbs ....... 2 tbsps
Salt .................... to taste
Oil ............... to fry

Method:

1. Slit the cashew nuts carefully into half and soak them for at least one hour. By doing this the cashews will not become brown while frying the cutlets.
2. Boil the potatoes and mash them.
3. Boil the green peas adding a little salt. Drain and set aside.
4. Blanch the greens and chillies in just enough water. ( I don't like to drain away the nutrients.) Add a tiny pinch of baking powder to keep the colour green.

5. Mash the greens, potato and green peas together. Add the bread crumbs and kummel seeds and salt.
6. Shape the kebabs / cutlets and insert a cashew piece. Press it well.

7. Deep fry the cutlets on medium flame dropping one first and then another one after some time. Don't fry them to a dark brown colour.

Serve hot with any chutney / sauce.

52 comments:

  1. this is perfect party snack but i wud like to have them any time
    err what is kummel seeds though

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    1. Meena, kummel seeds are the imported version of Shahjeera which we use in pulao. They have a very nice flavour and I use these instead.

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  2. What a healthy kebab...i too never heard of kummel...thnx for sharing info...

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  3. Drooling here !!!
    Lovely presentation Shobha ji :)

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  4. For sure, its healthy... Loved ur clicks...
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  5. Lovely party snack Shobhaji. Instead of frying, can we bake/grill those?

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    1. You can but the taste and texture will not be the same

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  6. Wow.. These kababs looks perfect to eat and a great step by step recipe dear :-)

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  7. family fav snack..love them..thnx for linking them to my event shobha

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  8. A prefect crowd pleaser, love this kababs.

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    1. Well said Priya.. everyone is gonna be pleased after eating them.. lol
      Thanks

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  9. wow looks awesome, stunning clicks dear:)

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  10. They look so good Shobha. I didn't know about the kaju. thnx for the tip and thnx for linking it up.

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  11. healthy snack..
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”

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  12. Wow.. Perfect snack n lovely presentation
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  13. Love tikkies of any kind.. The colour ful clicks and yummy look!!

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