Sunday, June 21, 2015
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
. 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.... Bombay
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
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
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Green chilli - 2
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.
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
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.