Hara Bhara Chicken Kebab

hara bhara chicken kebab 1

“Rain Rain Go Away, Come again another day. We have some plans and you are pouring on our way 🙁 “.. Yes, that’s the song I have been singing since morning! It’s been 3 days and it’s raining non-stop, spoiling all our weekend plans. I know that I am cribbing a little too much and probably will miss the same rain during summer. I guess… that’s being human 😉

So, to cheer us up, we decided to make some chicken kebab with lots of herbs and called it Hara Bhara Chicken. ‘Hara’ in hindi means the color Green and ‘Bhara’ means whole-sum 🙂 He usually prefers to grill it and that is the kind of cooking he enjoys :), but I wanted to make it easy. So, we baked it and then broiled it. It was cooked to perfection.. every bite was juicy and savory. Also, I made a very easy and simple dip with some yogurt and mint.

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Hara Bhara Chicken Kebab 1

hara bhara chicken kebab 1

Hara Bhara Chicken Kebab


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup fennel leaves
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, extra 1 cup for the dip
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs chilly powder
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, extra 2 cups for the dip
  • salt and pepper
  • oil


  1. Using a food processor, grind the spinach, fennel, basil, mint and garlic to a fine paste
  2. Mix the yogurt and chilly powder with some salt and pepper to the herb paste
  3. In a bowl, add the chicken and season it with some salt.
  4. Rub the mixture on the chicken properly and drizzle some oil.
  5. Cover it and let it marinate for few hours.
  6. In a baking sheet, put an aluminum foil and place the chickens and then, bake it for 20 mins at 400 F
  7. Flip the chicken to the other side and let it bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Switch off the baking and turn on the broil.
  9. Shift the baking pan to the top rack and let it broil for 5 minutes on each side.
  10. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before you serve it. Cover it with the aluminum foil when you are resting the chicken.
  11. Note: To find out if the chicken in cooked, cut it slightly and if you see clear juice flowing, the chicken is cooked.
Yogurt Dip : Using a food processor, grind 1 cup mint to fine paste and then, mix it with 2 cups plain yogurt. Add 1/2 tbs cumin powder and 1/4 tbs sugar and mix them properly

Hara Bhara Chicken Kebab 2

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  • Food Frenzy
    Food Frenzy
    February 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Looks amazing. A mouth watering masterpiece.

    Your yogurt dip recipe gives me some ideas for other things. Thanks!

  • yummychunklet
    February 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    This recipe (and photos) make me long for spring days to grill as it’s cool and rainy today in Chicago. Great post!

  • Priya
    February 20, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Irresistible and makes me hungry..delicious kebabs..

  • Kate @ Diethood.com
    Kate @ Diethood.com
    February 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    mmmmm this sounds really good! And I really like that yogurt dip… I make something similar and we always have it with a side of grilled meat.

  • aipi
    February 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    A sure treat for chicken lovers 🙂

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  • chandrabali dutt
    chandrabali dutt
    February 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Making me hungry….

  • Sandra
    February 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Yummy! This looks so delicious! I think that my family would love it!!

  • Priyanka
    February 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Awesome looking….. 🙂

  • Sandeep
    February 20, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Good going gal….I wish I could have it right now but have to wait for 25 days 🙁

  • Paro
    February 20, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    This looks mouth watering and delicious…Got to try it sometime!!

  • Priya
    February 21, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Hi Dear, Regarding ur q”n about the Foolish bread, some bread goes for pre fremented sponge or starter to make the bread more sponge or more like a professional bread we get from bakeries, This Foolish bread go for the pre fremented starter which goes for flour,dry yeast and warm water,u have to prepare this starter a day before for making this bread..if u dont have that much time to make this starter,u can make the bread directly with flour,yeast and salt, which may turn the bread prefect but not as much as prefect as mine..Hope i cleared ur doubt,else pls lemme know..

  • Vimitha
    February 21, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Looks spicy and hot.. Bookmarking this dear…

  • torviewtoronto
    February 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    yummy and flavourful delicious kebab

  • Aroma y Cocina
    Aroma y Cocina
    February 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Hope it rains here then, to try your reciep! Love this aroma you put in your meals!

  • Cheryl and Adam
    Cheryl and Adam
    February 21, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Love all these flavors! As son as it’s warm enough to fire up the grill we’ll have to try this.

  • Manu
    February 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    How yummy! I love kebabs because they are always so flavorsome! Great choice of herbs and spices! And the yogurt dip looks so simple to make and I am sure it is the perfect complement to the dish!

  • Cakewhiz
    February 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    My husband would loveeee this! I would have to make this soon 😀

    Btw, you have a lovely blog…following you on twitter now 🙂

  • Elle (bromography)
    Elle (bromography)
    February 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    How gorgeous! The photos jumped off the screen and grabbed my taste buds!

  • Kristi Rimkus
    Kristi Rimkus
    February 23, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    I live in Seattle, we are very used to the rain here and often wish it would go away!. Lovely chicken recipe. I would never have thought to grind spinach into the seasonings. Healthy and delicious looking!


  • Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    February 28, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    This sounds and looks so good.The yogurt dip looks amazing!

  • manjiri
    November 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    wow its beautiful. i have not made a dish like this and not even sen.

    thank you for giving me the fun of this dish.,
    its beautiful.

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