Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Pav bhaji

Preparation Time: 15 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins

This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. I used the normal white bread rolls instead of the actual pavs.

For the pav
Pavs (small squares of white bread)-8

For the bhaji
Potatoes(boiled and mashed-1 1/2cups
Cauliflower(finely chopped)-1cup
Green peas-1/2cup
Capsicum(finely chopped)-1/2cup
Tomatoes(chopped)-2 1/2cups
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Pav bhaji masala-1 1/2tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste-2tsp
Butter or oil-4tbsp

For serving
Large onion(chopped)-1
Lemon wedges-4
Chopped coriander-1 tbsp

For the bhaji
Boil the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft. Drain out the excess water. Heat the butter or oil in a large pan, add the onion and capsicum and saute for 2 minutes. Then, add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the onion softens. Add the tomatoes and simmer till the oil separates. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.

For the pav
Slice each pav horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side. Heat a large tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.

Serve the hot pav with hot bhaji topped with the onion & coriander, and lemon wedges.


kothiyavunu said...

Wow!!!pav bhaji my fav...looks tempting.Adipoli

Sarah Naveen said...

looks perfect and delicious.

Tina said...

My hub fav dish....Looks perfect.

Sushma Mallya said...

u have presented it well and a lovely pic too latha,my family's all time fav snack,just love to have it anyday....looks delicious

lissie said...

pav bhaji looks so tempting!
you have a wonderful space here...!

Priya said...

Tempting pav bhaji, love this dish..

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love Pav bhaji , nice post!!

prasu said...

yummy post dear....nice pic.....

Vrinda said...

pav bhaji,everyone's fav..looks yummm

Swarna said...

Oh man.. u have tempted me by posting my all time fav pav bhaji...

s said...

great pic of a great dish

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, droolworthy dish...wonderful presentation. So let me know, when can I drop in. said...

nice one ..

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