Adraki Palak Tawa Kebab – Gingery Spinach Kabab


A twist on the classic palak kebabs, these adraki palak kebabs as the name suggests are prepared with a generous amount of ginger and spinach and get their body and flavor from potato, white bread, dry mango powder and pounded coriander seeds. I usually prepare these kebabs as a evening snack and serve with some date and tamarind chutney.

Adraki Palak Tawa Kebab

Hardly any spices go into the preparation of these starters and the addition of amchur (dry mango pwd) brightens the rest of the ingredients, lifting their flavor to something tangy, while the bread gives them a sweet, rich flavor and coarsely pounded coriander seeds and garam masala powder makes them more savory. Shallow fry these low fat healthy kebabs on a tawa till golden brown and serve with tomato sauce or date chutney.

Adraki Palak Tava Kebab Recipe

Recipe Source: My recipe files

Prep & Cooking: 20-30 mts, sitting time 30 mts

Makes approx 30 kebabs

Cuisine: North Indian

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Ingredients:

2 bunches of spinach, cleaned and finely chopped

2 potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed

1 large onion finely chopped

2-3 fresh green chillis finely chopped

1 1/2 tbsps grated ginger

small bunch coriander leaves, chopped

4-5 bread slices crumbled

1 tbsp coriander seeds coarsely pounded

1 big pinch garam masala pwd

1 tsp amchur pwd (dry mango pwd) or 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

salt to taste

oil for shallow frying

1 Combine all the above ingredients (except oil) and shape into pattis. Refrigerate for 20 mts.
2 Heat a non-stick tawa and drizzle some oil and place 4-5 kebabs and shallow fry on both sides till brown.
2 Serve hot with tomato sauce or date and tamarind chutney.

Note:

Alternatively, you can charcoal grill/oven-broil the kababs by coating the grill with some oil to prevent them from sticking.

My entry to Jihva-Ginger hosted by Rosie of What’s the recipe today Jim?.

Adraki Palak Tawa Kebab – Gingery Spinach Kabab

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45 thoughts on “Adraki Palak Tawa Kebab – Gingery Spinach Kabab

  1. Hi Sailu, Thanks for dropping by my space ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know many veggie dishes and always have a problem when I get some guests who are pure veggies . I think next time I can try out these kebabs; the recipe is quite good and I’m sure so is the taste. I loved ur pics too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lovely day!
    Shn

  2. Sailu,

    Lovely kebabs! I am not sure if you are aware of a blog which has copied your photos. The link is http://andhramirchy.blogspot.com. Please do have a look.

    Yes, I’m aware and its indeed shocking that inspite of repeated requests, (very kind requests I would say) the blogger has not taken the pictures/recipes off his/her blog. Very unfortunate!
    Thanks for informing me, Chandrika.

  3. Oh Sailu, I just had a look at the comments you had left at that blog..Sorry for repeating information..That blogger’s audacity is utterly shocking.

  4. These look lovely. Can you tell me where I can purchase a tava (tawa?)? I’d like one that is all metal – I don’t want a non-stick one. Also, I need to eat gluten free foods. Do you know how I can find out if the dried mango powder is gluten free? Thanks so much! Love your blog – very inspirational!

    Ellen, thanks for dropping by and your kind words. I don’t live in America and am not aware of where you could find a tawa or gluten free dried mango powder. Other Indian food bloggers living in US could be of help to you.

    1. U can get the Tawa from any Indian Store, Tawa is a pan or skillet anything u can use to shallow fry. The fry mango powder is gluten free.

  5. Hi ,

    I have been visiting your site regularly. Am married to a gult – (Myself a guju/ palghat iyer combo). The search that brought me here from google was for “Ugadi Pacchadi” recipe.

    Tried these kebabs.. made them even more healthy by brushing them with oil and put them under the grill.

    They were wonderful…thank you…will keep coming back for more.

  6. hi, this is just superb and extraodinary recipe. i would like to suggest that if u can try to add boiled chana dal also it will give u better taste.

  7. Sailugaru…

    just tried out the kababs…..sis liked them….apparently mom too had made them once. taking them over to an aunty’s place….hope they too like it!!

    shravani

  8. Hello Sailu,

    These kabobs were great! I live in the US and to poster #24, you can buy a tawa at any Indian import store or online, they run about $12US. Or go to India and pick one up for about $1.50US. And Mango powder is gluten free, it’s just dried mango pit. Good stuff.

    I used kale instead of palak and it was just amazing! I love your site and hope you continue for a long time!

    Astrid

  9. the recipe sounds good.. gonna try it. however what do you mean by ‘bread crumbled’ torn stips of bread or bread dried and crumbled?

    You can use bread (need not be dried).

  10. hi sailu,

    you’ve told dat we can make the same in oven…
    could you please let me know for much time it has to be kept in oven and at what temperature ?

    thank u,
    swapnika

    Try at 200 C for 10 mts and if it still needs to be browned a bit, bake for a while longer at 150 C. Appreciate if you leave your feedback once you have tried baking.

  11. Hi!

    Love your site and yummy recipes. Wanted to inform you that this site has copied your recipe and picture…

    pakistanifoodrecipies.com/?p=2572

  12. Sailu,

    It looks delicious and I will be making it this weekend – by the way how much would 2 bunches of spinach be – about 200 g in all ?

    Thanks
    Mouli

  13. Hello Sailu,These kabobs were great! I live in the US and to poster #24, you can buy a tawa at any Indian import store or online, they run about $12US. Or go to India and pick one up for about $1.50US. And Mango powder is gluten free, it’s just dried mango pit. Good stuff.I used kale instead of palak and it was just amazing! I love your site and hope you continue for a long time!Astrid

  14. Hi Sailu…. tried this recipe sometime ago.. was an instant hit with my husband…. Having a small tea party today and going to make it again…. I have tried some of other chat recipes posted on your blog, they came out great too…. Thanks for the wonderful recipes and pics… keep posting…

  15. Made these kebabs yesterday and my husband just loved it..the only addition i made later on was a cup of grated cheese and 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder…it tasted wonderful. Thank you for posting such a yummy recipe..

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