The first time I tasted a Hara Bhara Kebab was in Ahmedabad, and that taste stayed with me forever. I just loved the taste, the texture everything. So a few years ago, I was experimenting with what to cook, when I decided to try making it, but by baking instead of by deep-frying. Surprisingly, it came put better than I expected. Here is what I how I make it. I like making these because the added advantage of having green leafy veggies in it.
Baked Hara Bhara Kebabs
2 large potatoes – boiled
1 cup of finely chopped spinach – I used frozen spinach as I always have some stock of it.
1 cup Methi leaves – finely chopped – I used frozen methi too.
1 cup peas – I use the frozen petit pois – we like the taste much better.
1/2 teaspoon of Chat Masala
3 or 4 green chillies – finely chopped - you can use more or less depending on how you like it.
Handful of coriander – finely chopped.
salt to taste
Defrost all the frozen stuff – if you are using frozen and mix all the ingredients together. Shape into cutlets or kebab shapes.
Grease a baking tray and place the the kebabs. Brush the kebabs with a little oil or spray some cooking oil on it.
Bake at 180 deg for around 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a dip or sauce of your choice. We love this with Maggi Hot and Sweet Ketchup.
Here is how mine turned out. I was in a bit of a hurry when I made it, so the shapes are not exactly great, but they did taste good.