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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hara Bhara Kebab - Valentine's Day Special.

Wishing all of you my wonderful readers, A Happy Valentine's Day. !!!. Though many consider Valentine's Day a Hallmark holiday for me its my favorite holiday. I love this day so much , which explains my wedding anniversary to be on Valentine's Day. This was the only prerequisite I had when wedding arrangements were going on and when asked what would I like, there was only one thing on my wishlist - to get married on Valentine's Day... This day does have a magical effect on people.
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cut spinach
  • 3 medium sized potatoes- boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup broccoli finely chopped
  • 1/2 Avocado mashed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Amchur powder(dry mango powder)
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • oil for shallow frying
You could add a little more bread crumbs to the kebab mixture if you are unable to shape them into kebabs , due to the moisture content in the spinach.
Preparation :
  • In a Colander, run the frozen spinach under running hot water and squeeze all the liquid and make it as dry as possible. You could even thaw the spinach by keeping it out and once its at room temperature just squeeze the liquid.
  • Now in a bowl, add the spinach, chopped broccoli , Avocado, mashed potatoes, Jalapeno pepper, ginger, Cilantro, salt, amchur powder and mix it well. Next add the lime juice and mix. Add the bread crumbs.

  • Divide the mixture into 12 -14 equal portions. Shape it into the desired shape. You could even make it heart shaped for Valentine's day. I just made them into round disk shapes(like tikkis) and elongated kebabish shape.
  • Shallow fry on a griddle or a Tawa. Just fry for couple minutes on each side till you get a nice golden brown color.
  • Ready to serve with tomato ketchup or green cilantro chutney. This Recipe serves 4.


  1. Kabab looks so perfect and delicious...great recipe for starters...;)) Happy V Day !!!

  2. happy anniversary.... and kebab looks good... always a party pleaser... and happy v'day too

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! The kababs look super delish..

  4. Kabab looks perfect and yummy yummy...

  5. Kababs great for an evening snack. love it.

  6. Happy Anniversary !!!Double celebrations for u....Kababs looks perfect starter . Enjoy your day dear

  7. Dear Dolly
    Happy aniversary and many happy returns of the day..
    How are you? Really tied down these days, even not getting time to read the blogs...Last six months lazing at home, cooking and blogging hava bad effect on my professional capability ..
    This Kebab I am book marking, it is very different from all the recipes I know ..will be back to delhi in few weeks hopefully
    Take care

  8. Dear Dolly Happy Anniversary, getting married on V's Day shows how romantic you are!wish you many more beautiful days like this.
    the kebab looks fantastic. my laptop has got some problem and get very less time for boghopping.
    A very happy Valentine's Day to you.

  9. Hi. Wish u a happy Vday and a very happy anniversary dear. Have never used avacado like this! Great recipe ..I must try if I get the avocado..

  10. Dear Dolly
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day.
    Have a great day

  11. Hey,

    Yummy Kebabs..... I can somehow smell them.... Where were u???? No trace but finally u r back after a long absence..... Glad to see you.... & I loved those kebabs, wanted to prepare something today, but in vain......

    Kindly accept & collect your TOFAS from my space...... Thank You,

    Happy Valentines Day!!!!


  12. Happy Wedding Anniversay Dolly!!! Happy Valntns Day too...so lucky to get married on a Valntns day!!! Kebabas r looking yummy and healthy...

  13. hey dolly happy anniversary and happy v day 2 u...hope u njoy it a lot...this hara bhara kebabs look very tempting, loved its recipe, nice one

  14. Dear Dolly,
    spinach/potato/veggies kebabs look gorgeous and full of flavours!!!!

    Happy Anniversary, my best wishes for the wonderful years to come!!!!


  15. Happy Anniversary. kebabs look tempting and super.

  16. Belated Anniversary wishes dear..Kebab's look yummy..
    I hope evrything is back to normal now.I did send u an email did u get it ? My mail id is vineethasusheeb@googlemail.com

  17. Perfect kababs, crispy and belated wish for your wedding day

  18. HAppy Vday!!! the kebabs are looking scrumptious and tasty!!! I am really in mood for some!!!


  19. Wow, this kebab look like meat but it actually all vegetable. It looks really good. I am not familiar with Mango powder but how does it taste?

  20. Belated anniversary wishes dolly and so nice to know that ur wedding was on such a wonderful day..hope u had a great time ....hara bara kabab looks delicious and so nicely done

  21. Belated anniversary wishes dear !!!! You made an awesome wish ...the entire world celeberats their love on ur wedding day Awesome...
    Btw those kababs looks so cute an yummy

  22. woww...this is awesome..io loved the way you arranged it...wonderful snap dear..belated valentines day wishes.. :)

  23. Sorry I'm late...Happy Belated Anniversary & Valentine's Day.

  24. Anniversary on a valentine's day .. Wow lucky u ..

    Kebab looks awesome ..