Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pav Bhaji

Dear Readers,
I am back wit one more quick and awesome recipe which is called as PAV BHAJI. Pav Bhaji is a quick meal for anyone who loves tasty food but has limited time to cook. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. If you want to tickle your taste buds and too lazy to cook a complete meal, Pav Bhaji will surely come for your rescue.
Preparation Time: 15 mins.
Cooking Time: 20 mins.
Ingredients: For Bhaji
1 1/2 cups potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
4 tbsp butter
For Pav:
1ladi pav ( 6 or 12 pav)
4 tbsp Butter
1 tsp pav bhaji masala (optional)
For serving:
1 large sized onion, chopped
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For the bhaji

1.    Boil the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.
2.    Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion and capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add the prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.
3.    Add the tomatoes and simmer till the oil separates.
4.    Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5.    Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.

For the pav

1.    Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side and sprinkle with a little pav bhaji masala, if desired.
2.    Heat a large tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.
How to proceed

1.    Serve the hot bhaji on individual plates and top with the onion and coriander.
2.    Serve with the hot pav and lemon wedges.


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