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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pav Bhaji

One of the most popular street foods, I love making 'Pav Bhaji' for dinner. With all the veggies that go into the making of the dish, it is quite nutritious and loaded with natural fiber. Though a little high on calories as ghee/butter is integral to enhancing its flavor, I do like to indulge my taste-buds once in a while.

Read on for the recipe -

Preparation Time - 35 mins (includes standby time)

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup cubed carrots
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped french beans
  • 1 medium sized capsicum
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 tsp GG paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 heaped tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 3 level tsp Pav Bhaji masala
  • 1-2 green chilis
  • 4-5 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp oil
  • pav buns (store bought)
  • additional butter as required
  • lemon juice/wedges

Preparation - Take the cauliflower, green peas, french beans, capsicum, green chillis and poatoes in a pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups water and close the lid. Cook for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.

Remove and keep aside till steam escapes. Drain the water and keep aside. Peel the potatoes and lightly break/mash them.

Finely chop the onions and tomatoes.

Cooking - Heat the oil and ghee in a wok. Add the chopped onions and fry till it just turns translucent. Add the tomatoes, GG paste, garlic paste, kashmiri chili powder and pav bhaj powder. Fry for 4-5 minutes till the tomatoes are mushy and the raw smells of the masalas have gone off.

Add the boiled veggies and potatoes. Adjust the salt. Mash them with a traditional hand masher or use a hand blender if you have one. Add the drained water and allow to simmer for 12-15 mins. Sprinkle 2 tbsp coriander leaves and add more water if it looks too dry.

Fry the pav bhaji with butter in a separate tawa/pan.

Serve hot with onion rings, coriander leaves, some butter and a dash of lemon juice.

1 comment:

  1. I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)


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