Baked Hara Bhara Kebabs

After the success of the Baked Sabudana Recipe, Uma had asked me to share my Baked Hara Bhara Kebab recipe. Here you go , Uma, dedicated to you 🙂

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.


34 thoughts on “Baked Hara Bhara Kebabs

    • Those sabudana vadas came out really well.. :):)

      Did you try them out too 🙂 Great 🙂

      Will try it again when the guy gets back from his globe trotting.. :):)

      And do let me know if he liked it or not 🙂

      Another recipe .. 🙂 Trying it out 🙂
      This was Uma’s special request 🙂 I had promised that I will try to post it today – did not get a chance to sit at the laptop until now 🙂

  1. I tried your Sabudana vadas too and it came out gorgeous and yummy.

    Thank god 🙂 I was worried you guys will come after me with chappals 🙂

    From here on I think you will be called as The BinOil Baking Queen :mrgreen:

    LOL! And you will be called Whacky Names Wizard.

  2. So sweet Smithu, thank u for this awesome recipe !!! 🙂

    One tight big hug to you, for taking the time to write your second post of the day and that too during Nablopomo…every post counts na 😉

    The first one was not a post, na, just an information, so I should be thanking you, for giving some.

    Hey !!! Weekend…here I come, laden with the most delicious recipe… 🙂

    🙂 It is a perfect weekend recipe – easy and fun to have as a starter or with drinks.

    Here’s a toast to Smithu, for making my weekend taste more delicious…. 🙂

    Thanks Ums! Hugs!

  3. Wow! Looks yum Smithu 🙂 I bake hara-bhara kebabs too but have never done the sabudana ones 🙂 Must try that out soon 🙂

    You too 🙂 I love it, esp because it has so many veggies and hardly any oil 🙂

  4. And that really looks great… didn’t know it was so straight-forward to make.. will try it over the weekend 🙂

    It is very straightforward – I try the most non-complicated recipe 🙂 I like to spend minimal time in the kitchen, you see 🙂

  5. This seems so simple…I have 2 things to makenow.Today is THE day I am making sabudana vada as today is holiday…will tell you how it came out.

    I hope you like it 🙂 Waiting to hear how it turned out for you.

  6. They look so yummy…
    Did you use corn flour to bind them or was potato the only binder?

    I have used it in the past, but I ran out of corn flour, so I used just potato. You could use cornflour, it will make it crunchy – I forgot to mention it in the recipe.

    I have these these ingredients at home so will make them 🙂

    Give it a shot and let me know. We still have to go to that rest you recommended – weekends are more busy than weekdays these days 🙂 Summer, I guess!

  7. You are on a roll with yummy delights to savor just the time for the worldcup 😉

    Looks easy and yummy from the recipe, need to get it made soon 🙂

    You are right, these are perfect for the world cup 🙂 I have started watching it too, these days 🙂

  8. Looks yum, and its so healthy too with less oil and so many vegetables!.. you’re on roll, Smits!!

    this one too added onto my recipe book. Will surely try this.

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  10. Im the first and only guy to have commented here !!! 😀 😀 😀 Man, am I happy or what ??? (I donno 😦 )

    Congratulations, Vimmuuu 🙂 on that honour 🙂

  11. ohh I will try these out sometime this week.. hope I have better luck this time! I was so sad to see how my sabu dana vadas came out..

    I hope so too! All the best!

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