Grilled Green Kebabs

Green Kebabs are somehow similar to Hara Bhara Kebab – a favorite of Indian palate. I simplified the recipe by mixing all the ingredients in one step and by avoiding traditional method of deep frying. Instead, I opted for grilling which is much healthier and less cumbersome. Kebabs are loaded with healthy green vegetables like spinach, peas, coriander etc and flavored with readily available spices. It can be served as an appetizer or as a starter with green chutney. Or make a complete meal by using it to prepare burgers, wraps and rolls.

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Serves: 4 person

Time involve: 45 minutes

To cook in: Frying pan or griddle

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach – 2 cups blanched
  2. Fresh Coriander – 1/2 cup chopped
  3. Green Peas – 1 cup boiled
  4. Fenugreek leaves – 1 tablespoon (optional)
  5. Green chilies – 1 tablespoon chopped or as per taste
  6. Ginger – 1 teaspoon chopped or as per taste
  7. Oats – 3 tablespoons for binding
  8. Bread – 1 slice broken in to pieces
  9. Potato- 1/2 cup boiled, mashed (we can replace this with 3/4 cup boiled, mashed chana dal)
  10. Cottage cheese – 1/2 cup grated
  11. Cashews – 2 tablespoons chopped and few big pieces
  12. Raisins – 1 teaspoon broken in small pieces
  13. Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup
  14. Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
  15. Roasted jeera powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  16. Chat masala – 1 teaspoon
  17. Salt and pepper – as per taste
  18. Oil – 2 tablespoons

List of ingredients does look long but in fact it is mainly consist of green vegetables, spices of choice and ingredient to blend the mix.

Method:

  1. Squeeze out water excess water from spinach, peas, coriander & fenugreak leaves. Blend in blender till smooth with green chilly, ginger, oats, fenugreek leaves and bread slice.
  2. Transfer into a bowl. Add cottage cheese, mashed potato or mashed chana dal, broken cashews and raisins along with spices. Adjust salt to taste. Mix well. Add some more oats in case mixture is still loose in consistency.
  3. Divide the mixture into equal portions. Shape each portion into approximately 2 inches of flat rounds kebabs. Put cashew in the center only to look interesting. Roll each kebab into bread crumbs.
  4. Grilled it on greased non stick frying pan by turning sides occasionally. Drizzle little oil on both sides to get that proper golden brown color.

Remove and serve hot Green Kebabs with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Tips & Tricks:

  • It is important that the mix should be little firm so that the kebabs can be shaped properly
  • If mixture is loose then add any of these – oats, mashed potato, mashed chana dal, another slice of bread or even bread crumbs
  • Add chopped boiled broccoli for extra crunch
  • Any boiled vegetable can be added to the mixture, preferably green
  • We can prepare these kebabs in advance and store them in deep freezer

 

 

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