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Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji is very popular street food in Mumbai, its spicy mashed vegetables cooked with butter and served with buttery pav(bread). I love to make pav bhaji because my kids don’t like vegetables but for their health it’s important to have vegetables in their meals. So, i give them vegetables in form of pav bhaji, they love pav bhaji as they cannot separate vegetables in bhaji 😀.

Pav bhaji is very way to make. Here is step by step instructions to make pav bhaji followed by Ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Potato peeled and chopped 2 cups
  • Cauliflower chopped 1/2 cup
  • Green beans 1/2 cup(optional)
  • Carrots 1/2 cup
  • Green peas 1/2 cup
  • Green bell paper (capsicum) nicely chopped 1/2 cup
  • Pav bhaji masala
  • Onion 1 medium chopped.
  • Tomato chopped 2 cups
  • Ginger and Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • chopped coriander 1 tbsp.
  • Pav bread 6 pieces.
  • Lemon juice 1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Red chilies powder 1 tsp (prefer Kashmiri lal Mirch powder for good color as well)
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Washed chopped potatoes, cauliflower, peas, beans, carrots and put in pressure cooker all together with a cup of water and salt.
  • let vegetables cooked for 10 minutes on medium heat for 5-6 whistles. Vegetables will become soft.
  • Turn off the flame and cool down vegetables little bit and mash them with masher. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan and add chopped onions in it and caramelized till it change color. Add ginger garlic paste, salt to it and sauté for 1 min.
  • Add chopped capsicum and cook for 2 mins. Now add chopped tomatoes and cover it for 4-5 mins for tomatoes to cook and soft on medium heat. Mix well and let all water to be vaporized and it will become thick paste consistency.
  • Add pav bhaji masala, red chili powder and mix well. cook for about 1 minute to incorporate all spices all together.
  • Now mix all meshed vegetables to mixture and mix properly, add water as per the consistency you like. I don’t like thick consistency, so I add 3/4 cup hot water now to mix all spices with vegetables and cook for 5 mins on low- medium flame. Add 2 tbsp butter on top and mix well, cover it for 2 more minutes to incorporate well.
  • Add chopped coriander and 1 tbsp butter on top and cover with lid. Stitched off the flame.
  • Cut pav horizontally in 2 pieces. On big heavy base pan or skillet spread 1 tsp of butter and sprinkle pinch of pav bhaji masala, toast pav on it. It will give nice masala a flavor to pav.
  • Pav bhaji is ready to serve.
  • On serving dish add hot bhaji and some lemon juice optional and mix well, top with 1 tsp butter. Place pav in serving plate and garnish with lemon slices and salad aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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