Pav Bhaji


Serving for -2


Ingredients

Potatoes - 2
Cauliflower florets - 10-12
Frozen green peas - 1/2 cup
Some Carrots
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (Finely chopped)
Cloves of garlic - 3-4
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Cilantro and some finely chopped onion for garnishing
Salt to taste



Whole Spices for making the masala

Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Cloves - 4
Black peppercorns - 8-10
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Green Cardamom - 2
Bay leaf - 1

Dry roast all above spices till nice aroma starts to come out and grind them coarsely. (If you have store bought Pav Bhaji Masala, you can skip adding this whole spice powder + dry mango powder.)

Along with this spice powder, you will need;

Dry mango powder/Amchoor powder - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Dry fenugreek leaves/kasoori Methi - 1 tbsp

Procedure


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Add potato cubes, chopped carrots and cauliflower florets in a pressure cooker. Add salt to taste and cook them till 3-4 whistles. You can add vegetables of your choice in this bhaji. Meanwhile, your veggies are cooking, make a spice powder and keep it aside. When the pressure goes away, open the lid and mash the veggies little bit.

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute for few seconds. Add chopped tomato and saute till it turns tender. Add spice powder, dry mango powder, red chili powder, paprika, turmeric powder, pinch of asafoetida and kasoori methi. Saute till oil starts to separate from spices.

  • Add cooked vegetables along with water in it. Cover the pan and let it cook for 5-6 minutes. Stir in between. Add frozen green peas and little water if required. Let it cook again for 3-4 minutes. finally add butter and  lime juice. Mix really well and switch off the heat.
  • Put some butter in a pan and roast the pav from both the sides. Garnish  bhaji with some finely chopped onion and cilantro. Serve hot with pav.

30 comments:

  1. That sounds good, am going to try it for lunch tomorrow. Thank you xxx

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  2. very tempting looking pav bhaji....

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  3. it is like heaven to have pav bhaji with homemade pav. yours look delicious.

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  4. Pav bhaji, the most fav here. I've them in my draft since long, the homemade pav along with bhaji looks utterly delicious :-)

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  5. I feel like having some pay after looking at that picture. I have never made it from scratch, I use the pay mix and prepare the pay mostly. Its good to know how to make it from scratch.

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  6. You made the pav and the bhaji, wow and nice step wise presentation dear..

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  7. amazing pav bhaji dear ...............yum

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  8. Lovely dish!
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  9. Yummy!!! The pics are so tempting... delicious!!!

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  10. one which i love all time .. prefectly prepared and looks so tempting too

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  11. Awesome recipe so perfectly clicked n presented i need these so so badly..

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  12. mmmm.........want to dig in right away!!

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  13. the colours are too tempting.. mouthwatering!!

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  14. HMMMM! COMPLETELY MOUTH WATERING..YUMMY..Thanks for sharing!

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  15. wow!!so tempting and perfect..loved your recipe and the pics..
    Anjana

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  16. One of my favorite dish, pav bhaji looks so yummy n mouthwatering presentation dear.

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  17. wow...u done this perfectly. n the pics r very clean n cool.iam sure u n ur family enjoyed allot..this.vl follow ur recipe surely dear..
    Maha

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  18. irresistable...the first clik is superbbbbbbbb...love ur perfection..;)
    keep rocking..
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. I love pav bhaaji... Urs look so inviting and yummy

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  20. WOWO my favouritesssssssss

    yummmyyyyyyyyyyy

    Bikram's

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  21. had this for dinner yesterday and it was all over in minutes I cudnt even click pics... now when I saw ur pics,wow...Iam so happy I didnt click, I wud hav been so ashamed... lovely, girl... tooooooo gooooooooood that Iam drooling big time...

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  22. Wow so tempting, I love pav bhaji and this one is so tempting:)

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  23. Ahh lovely..!!!! !
    1st time here.. happy to follow you
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  25. Looking dam Delicious !!!!!!!!!!!
    i m gonna prepare today.

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  26. Looking delicious ......
    M gonna prepare today .

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