Saturday, 20 August 2011

Pav Bhaji

"Aamchi Mumbai treasure ".This combo dish is good way of supplying vegetable nutrition to kids!!!

This preparation is for 3 persons

Pav breads to serve with bhaji
Butter for crisping
For bhaji :
2 large potatoes (boiled)
1 large onion nicely cut
2 medium tomatoes nicely cut
1/2 cup peas
2 small carrots
1small cauliflower
1 medium green capsicum
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 green chilli nicely chopped
2 tablespoon pav bhaji masala
1 teaspoon black salt(kala namak)
1 teaspoon red chilli powder(lal mirch)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon butter
salt according to taste

For garnishing:
1 teaspoon butter
Lemon(cut into slices)
Onion slices
coriander leaves


Boil peas,carrots,capsicum and cauliflower. In a kadahi, heat butter and add chopped onions and green chilli. Saute them for few minutes. To this add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes.Saute them too. Add the potatoes and boiled vegetables and mash them. Add pav bhaji masala ,chilli powder, black salt and salt. Mix well.  Add a tablespoon of butter and let the bhaji cook for 7-8 minutes on lower flame. Finally add lemon juice  and stir well.

Bhaji is ready to be served.

For serving:
 Cut the pav breads into halves. On a tawa, apply butter and place the pav breads and crisp them from both sides. Take bhaji in a serving bowl,and garnish it with a teaspoon of butter, slices of onion and coriander leaves. Place a lemon slice on the side. Serve it Hot.

Optional Notes:
Some people add brinjal/eggplant in bhaji to give a smooth texture. One can increase the amount of chilli according to desired taste. An overnight kept prepared bhaji tastes great next day.

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