Monday

Pav Bhaji


Pav Bhaji is very popular Bombay Street food. For ppl like me, you can call it Wada Pav's cousin...I am so mad about this that at one point of time I even joined the orkut community for Pav Bhaji Lovers....I love this dish coz, it has the potential to stretch the buck in case of an Emergency....like for a party, all u need is to add a few boiled potatoes and extra Pav bahji masala.. and u have increased the quantity to feed another army.....so now will not rant much about my love for Pav Bhaji...wil give you the recipe instead....

2 small Tomato(chopped)

4 small Onion(chopped)

1 Green  Bell pepper(chopped)

1 cup Potato(chopped)

1 cup Vegetables(cauliflower, carrots etc., chopped)

½ cup Peas

2 tsps. Pav Bhaji Masala

½ tsp. Ginger(grated)

½ tsp. Garlic(crushed)

½ no. Lemon

pinch Cilantro(to garnish)

Salt to taste

pinch Vegetable Oil(to shallow fry)

Keep aside 1 chopped onion for garnishing... I use red onions...Cook mixed vegetables, potatoes and peas in a pressure cooker.... Don't add too much water while cooking. ......After the vegetables are done, drain and mash them coarsely. Keep the water and use as stock later on....Heat butter and oil in a pan and fry onion and ginger/garlic. When onions turn translucent, add bell peppers and tomatoes... Continue frying till it turns soft. Now add Pav Bhaji Masala, salt and fry for another couple of minutes... Now you can add the mashed vegetables.... Turn up the heat and continue stirring till everything is well incorporated... Cut Pavs in half horizontally and lightly coat it with butter. Roast them on hot pan or tawa just before serving. Garnish Bhaji with chopped coriander leaves, chopped onions and a thin wedge of lemon...I was small when I has seen this Rec on TV by our very own Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor in Khana Khajana...
Enjoyyyy and if you have any leftovers spread it on the pav and roast it with butter and have masala pav next day!!!!!!!!
I hardly have any leftovers.....so if you have any,, plzzzzzzzzz invite me to your home!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Ash.
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