Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a dish which is a medley of mashed vegetables and spices served with Pav or Bread. It is a wonderful one pot meal and easy to make with lots n lots of veggies in it :)

1 cabbage, chopped finely
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
2-3 potatoes, chopped finely

3 hot house tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, crushed
1 garlic,  chopped finely
1 tspn grated ginger
Red chilli powder-1-2 tspn adjust to taste
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tspn adjust for color
Salt to taste
Pav bhaji masala (preferably Baadshah masala) -2-3 tspn-adjust per taste

To Garnish:
Onion, chopped finely
Pav aka dinner rolls

Pressure cook all the veggies in part1. I normally take 2-3 whistles and then 15 mins on slow.
Mash all the veggies once the pressure cooker is cooled. 
While the veggies are pressure cooked, on the side take a pan and put some oil in it. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies to it. Then add tomatoes. Once the tomatoes are fully cooked (around 15 mins) add Red chilli, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala. Once the masala is fully cooked i.e. when you see oil on the sides means its cooked, add salt. Then add all the mashed veggies to it. Mix it nicely and let it cook for another 10-15 mins on slow heat.
Add cilantro and butter to garnish. Serve with chopped onions, lemon and pav.

I use dinner rolls for Pav and toast it with butter on tawa.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this Mridula...
    It tasted sooo good ... when you got it for lunch! :)