Oriyarasoi is on twitter !

Showing posts with label traditional street food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label traditional street food. Show all posts

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.

Featured Post

Green Papaya Laddoos (SugarFree recipe)

Mom is undoubtedly the dessert specialist at home. God forbid, if she takes to blogging, she could give a lot of folks a run for their mone...