Monday, August 1, 2011

Pav Bhaji

One of the most delicious street food is Pav Bhaji. Originated in western India, now it has become a part of all the directions be it north south or east. It is mostly sold on hand carts and kiosks. This is eaten as an evening snack. It is a whole meal in itself. This is served with loads of butter and dash of lime juice and chopped onions.
The more butter it has the more yum it becomes.


For the bhaji:
3 Potatoes
4 Tomatoes
3 Onions
1 Carrot
2 Green Chilies
1/2 cup Cabbage
1/2 cup Capsicum
1/2 cup Green peas
4 Florets of cauliflower
Salt To taste
1 tbsp Ghee

For the Tadka:
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Tomato (finely chopped)
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
2-3 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
Fresh Coriander

For Serving:
 6-8 Pavs (or as Required)
1 Onion (Finely Chopped)
Fresh Coriander
Lemon slices

To make the bhaji:
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add in chopped onions. Stir them well. Cook them for a while.
  • Add in tomatoes. Let it cook on medium flame.
Chopped Onions and Tomatoes

  • Then add in all the chopped vegetables (Cabbage+Capsicum + Peas + Cauliflower + Potatoes)
Remaining Vegetables in the cooker

  • Add in 1/2 cup water. Pressure Cook the vegetables for 10 minutes.
  • Then switch off the gas.
  • Remove the mixture in a wide vessel.
  • Take a potato masher, mash all the boiled vegetables.
Mashed Vegetbales

For the Tadka:
  • Heat butter in a kadahi. Add in ginger-garlic paste.
  • Then add in the chopped onion.
  • Let the onion cook and turn brown in color.
  • Then add in the tomatoes. Let this cook till it leaves oil for around 7-8 minutes.
  • Add in the mashed vegetables + pav bhaji masala.
  • Mix all this well.
  • Add in more butter around 2 tbsp.
  • Now let the bhaji cook on low flame for 20 minutes-30 minutes.
  • Adjust Seasonings. (Salt and pav bhaji Masala)
  • You can add more Pav Bhaji Masala as per your taste and requirement)
  • As i have mentioned before the more butter the more yummy it is.
For serving:
  • Cut the pav into halves.
  • Heat butter in a pan, toast these pavs in it.
  • Now take a plate, put 2 pavs, 2 tbsp bhaji,
  • Sprinkle some lime juice, garnish with onions and coriander.
  • 1 dollop of butter.
  • Serve hottt.
Pav Bhaji

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