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Sunday, June 21, 2015

PAV BHAJI


PAV BHAJI

First of all a big HI to all my friends. Sorry for a very big break. I am very happy to share with you that I have an addition to my family. Yes, you heard it right. I am blessed with another beautiful princess. Finally I am back after a long vacation and I am here to share with you a recipe J

Pav bhaji is the most popular street food of Bombay. It is a healthy dish as the curry is made with a medley of variety of healthy vegetables called BHAJI and served with a soft bread roll called PAV with a big dallop of Butter....


Variations on Pav Bhaji include: (source:Wikipedia)

          Cheese Pav Bhaji, with cheese on top of the bhaji
          Fried Pav Bhaji, with the pav tossed in the bhaji
          Paneer Pav Bhaji, with paneer cheese in the bhaji
          Mushroom Pav Bhaji, with mushrooms in the bhaji
          Khada Pav Bhaji, with vegetable chunks in the bhaji
          Jain Pav Bhaji, without onions and garlic and with plantains instead of potatoes
          Kolhapuri Pav Bhaji, using a spice mix common in Kohlapur
          Kathyawadi Pav Bhaji with buttermilk, a variant from the Kathiyawad peninsula
          Dryfruit Pav Bhaji with dried fruits in or on the bhaji







Ingredients:

Ghee – 2 tsp
Butter – 3 tsp
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Potatoes – 3
Bell pepper - 2
Cauliflower – 10 to 15 florets
Carrot - 2
French beans – 10
Frozen Peas- 1/2 cup
Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Pav bhaji Masala – 3 tsp
Salt – as needed
Coriander leaves - to garnish


To grind:

Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Green chilli - 2


Preparation:

Grind chilli, ginger and garlic and make into a paste.
Peel potato, carrot and dice into pieces.
Chop onion finely into small pieces.
Puree tomato in a blender.
Remove the seeds of capsicum and chop it finely.
Chop French beans in to small pieces
Steam cook vegetables - potato, cauliflower, carrot, beans, peas in Pressure cooker for a whistle. Save the water from this.



Method:

Heat ghee + butter in a think bottom pan.
Add finely chopped onion to it and sauté till golden brown.
Now add ginger-garlic-chilli paste and sauté for sometime.
Add finely chopped capsicum and sauté till its cooked well.
Now add tomato puree and cook well till ghee separates at top.
Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala ans sauté for few minutes.
Mean while mash the other vegetables well using a pav bhaji masher.
Add the mashed vegetables and sauté well. You can take use of pav bhaji masher to mix them well.
Now add salt, saved water and sim cook for 15 minutes.
Add a blob of butter and mix well.
Finally add finely chopped coriander leaves on top.

BHAJI is ready…

For the PAV

Pavs   –  10
Butter -  to toast the pavs
Method:

Slit the Pavs vertically.
Spread butter generously on the insides of the bread.
Place the pav bun on a pre heated skillet and toast till brown.
Turn the pav bun and toast on the other side as well using more butter.

So friends enjoy hot hot pav bhaji. See you soon in other recipe. 

3 comments:

  1. Hi ramya Welcm bk dear Im veryyyy happy to c ur blog with new update conti..... Lukg yummmmmmy mouthwaterg.......

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