Friday, August 16, 2013

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous Indian street side snack food - Spicy blend of boiled mixed vegetables, mashed and cooked in tomato-onion based gravy and served with Pav cooked with butter.  Pav is actually buns.

This is very popular snack, easy to cook, quickly made and liked by almost all. It is very tasty that tickles your taste buds and filling enough too. 


For the bhaji:
  •  2 potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  •  1 cup cauliflower, roughly chopped
  •  1/2 cup cabbage chopped
  •  1/2 cup capsicum, chopped
  •  1 small carrot, chopped 
  •  1/2 cup green peas
  •  2 tablespoon oil 
  •  2 tablespoon butter
  •  1 cup onion, chopped
  •  1 tablespoon coriander, chopped
  •  2 teaspoon chili powder
  •  1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala / 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  •  1 teaspoon amchoor (dry mango powder)
  •  1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera powder)
  •  1/2 teaspoon black salt
  •  salt to taste

For Grinding:

  •  2 big tomatoes
  •  1" piece ginger
  •  4-5 garlic cloves
  •  3 whole red chilies (soak in hot water for 10 minutes)

For the pav:
  •  8-12 pavs
  •  2 tablespoon butter

For serving:

  •  onion finely chopped
  •  lemon wedges
  •  chopped coriander (dhania)

Method :

For the bhaji:
  • Boil the potatoes, cauliflower, peas, capsicum and carrots with one cup of water till they are soft. Drain out the excess water and keep aside for further use.
  • Grind all the ingredients listed under "For Grinding".
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large pan, add the onion and sauté it till golden brown.
  • Then, add the prepared grinding paste, coriander, red chili powder, jeera powder, amchoor powder, pav bhaji masala and sauté it and simmer till the oil separates.
  • Now, Add the boiled vegetables and mash thoroughly using a masher.
  • Add black salt, salt and ½ cup of drained water from vegetables, mix well and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
For the pav:
  • Slice each pav into 2 pieces horizontally. Apply little butter to each side.
  • Heat the skillet and cook the pav on both sides till they are lightly browned.

How to serve:

  • Serve the hot bhaji in a plate and top with the butter and coriander.
  • Serve with the pav cooked with butter, chopped onion and lemon wedges.

  • you can add more Pav Bhaji Masala to the bhaji as per your taste.
  • Instead of Pav bhaji masala, you can also use garam masala.
  • Pav bhaji masala is readily available at most Indian grocery stores.

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