Hara Bhara Kabab Dinosaurs

Healthy, nutritious hara bhara kabab are a perfect evening snacks, kids snacks, after school snacks and also great as party appetizers. This recipe of Hara bhara kabab is made with healthy ingredients like spinach, peas and oats. It’s a complete meal in itself and is loved by babies and toddlers too.Healthy, Nutritious Hara Bhara Kabab made with peas, spinach, potatoes and oats post image

I have added oats in this kabab recipe to hold the kabab together and give it the shape of a dinosaur. They taste as good as a restaurant style hara bhara kebab. You can give it any shape including the common round shape tikki. Since kids are usually averse to the colour green, I have shaped them in the form of dinosaurs and we all, including my 4 year old, made roaring sounds while we enjoyed them as snack.

This is not only nutritious, it’s power packed with protein because of peas. Peas are an excellent source of protein, fiber, minerals and essential vitamins. You can also make a variety of peas snacks and main course meals like Mint and Peas Pilaf, my very famous Peas Spread Sandwich, Peas Paratha, Peas Kachori, Peas Patties, etc.

This Hara Bhara Kabab recipe is part of my ongoing series on “20+ Weight Gain Foods and Recipes”. If you also worry about your child’s weight then you must read our article, where you will see 20+ weight gain foods and also all the easy recipes made with all those ingredients. Here are some of our other recipes especially made for Weight Gain series:

Sweet Potato Patties

Instant Banana Oats Cookies

Homemade Dry Fruit Powder

Potato Gnocchi Pasta

Figs and Almond Energy Balls

Instant Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Moong Dal Chilla Potli Snack

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

For more snack recipes, you can also have a look at

Crispy Paneer Finger

Roasted Nuts Recipe

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Hara Bhara Kabab Dinosaurs

Healthy, Nutritious Hara Bhara Kabab made with peas, spinach, potatoes and oats

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Nandita


  • 1/2 cup Peas Boiled and Drained
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1 Medium Potato Boiled and Mashed
  • 1/4 cup Spinach, Steamed Drained finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic (or Garlic Powder) finely chopped
  • Black Salt and Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 2 tbsp Oats Powder or Roasted Gram Flour
  • Oil for shallow frying


  1. Put peas, ginger and green chili in a blender and blend to a coarse paste.
  2. Add the coarse paste to mashed potatoes.
  3. Now add all other ingredients, spinach, onion, coriander, garlic, salt and black salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder, chaat masala and mix well.
  4. Now add oats powder or roasted gram flour for binding the kabab together.
  5. Mix well. Form into regular circle patties or tikkis. Or use a cookie cutter to shape them and make them creative and fun for the kids.
  6. I have used a dinosaur cookie cutter to shape them as little green dinosaur.
  7. Shallow fry these patties in little oil on both sides until done.
  8. Serve warm with coriander mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

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