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Introduction

Hara Bhara Kebab Waffles are simply a waffle version of Hara Bhara Kababs. Hara Bhara Kebabs are famous North Indian appetizer that contains potatoes, spinach, paneer, peas and spices. They are usually made in patty form and pan fried but we are going to instead cook them in waffle maker and avoid frying. It is healthy, gluten free and has some protein in each tikki. 

Hara Bhara Kebab reminds me of Punjabi restaurants from India. These kebas are always included in the appetizer menu. They are filled with greens and taste so delicious.  Some restaurants shallow fry them and since it contains large amount oil, I decided to cook them in waffle maker and make a less oil and health version. These are perfect to serve as an appetizer for Diwali or Holiday parties. The flavors are perfect and everyone in my house approved of it.

Dish History: 

Hara Bhara Kebab got its name by what it means. It is full of greens and Hara in Hindi stands for green color and Bhara means full of. The word kebab comes from arabic origin that means roasted. You can make different variety of kebabs for example, Kala chana kebabs.In this cases these patties are usually pan fried but I gave a twist to the pan fried version by making them in a waffle maker.  

How to make Hara Bhara Kabab Waffles?

Boil and mash potatoes 

Blanch the spinach and boil green pease 

Grind spinach, green peas and green chilies 

Add the spinach peas mixture to boiled potatoes 

Add grated paneer to the potato and green mixture 

Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, amchoor powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder

Using your hands mix it together and see if you need bread crumbs or chickpea flour. If you stuffing is soft then as breadcrumbs or chickpea flour as needed 

Form mini patties and you can place cashew in the middle of each patty 

Grease the waffle maker with oil 

Cook the patty in the waffle maker for 8 minutes and flip it mid way and let it cook again on the other side 

Once done on both sides, serve it along with lime wedge, green chutney and tamarind dates chutney 

Equipment needed:

Mixing Bowl, waffle maker, pressure cooker, grinder 

Storage: 

In an airtight container for few hours  

Serving suggestions:

Serve it as a snack or an appetizer along with green chutney and lime wedge 

Alternative ingredients:

You can use raw banana instead of potato. You can also add rice or corn flour instead of chickpea flour. Skip garlic paste for jain version. For vegan version skip paneer 

Expert Tips: 

First cook one waffle to see if you need to add additional bread crumbs or chickpea flour. Grease the waffle maker well before cooking the waffles. If needed let the waffles sit for longer for crispy texture. 

Hara Bhara Kebab waffles

Hara Bhara Kabab waffles is an easy recipe that is full of nutrients as it contains greens and some protein. It is a filling snack and can also be packed for school dabba. My favorite part is to make them for Diwali as an appetizer and your guests are going to love this fusion dish. 
Course Appetizer, school lunchbox, Snack
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 7 mini waffles

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium size potato boiled
  • 1 cup spinach blanched
  • 1/4 cup green peas boiled
  • 4 green chilies
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam maslaa powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup grated paneer
  • 1/4 cup roasted chickpea flour or breadcrumbs optional
  • 6-8 cashews
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Boil and mash potatoes
  • Blanch the spinach and boil green peas
  • Grind spinach, green peas and green chilies
  • Add the spinach peas mixture to boiled potatoes
  • Add grated paneer to the potato and green mixture
  • Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, amchoor powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder
  • Using your hands mix it together and see if you need bread crumbs or chickpea flour. If you stuffing is soft then as breadcrumbs or chickpea flour as needed
  • Form mini patties and you can place cashew in the middle of each patty
  • Grease the waffle maker with oil
  • Cook the patty in the waffle maker for 8 minutes and flip it mid way
  • Let it cook again on the other side
  • If you patty is getting stuck to waffle maker then you need to add bread crumbs to mixture
  • Once done on both sides, serve it along with lime wedge, green chutney and tamarind dates chutney
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Here is the link for the mini waffle maker