Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is an integral part of the Indian Street food and is probably the most ordered dish at a fast food restaurant; well, at least in Mumbai. 🙂 My last recipe was for the Pav; now, here comes its partner: the bhaji. 😀

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Ingredients:
Potatoes: 2 Cups, boiled
Tomatoes: 2-3 finely chopped
Capsicum: 1 cup chopped
Onions: 3/4 cup
boiled peas: 1/2 cup
Turmeric/ Haldi: 1 Tsp
Red chili powder: 1/2 Tsp or more if you like it hot
Red chili paste: 2 Tbsp (I soaked the chilies for 30 minutes and made a fine paste of it)
Pav bhaji masala: 1-2 Tsp
Garam masala: 1 Tsp
Dhani powder/ Coriander powder: 1 Tsp
Fresh Coriander: 2 tsp finely chopped
Jeera (Cumin seeds): 1-2 tsps
Salt to taste
Pav to complete the dish

Method:

  1. Add Jeera to the heated oil in the kadhai. Add all masalas and capsicum and onions.

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2. Add the red chili paste and stir on medium to high flame. Cover the lid of the pan.

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3. Wish a potato-masher, mash all the veggies. Add peas and mash them, too.

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4. Finally add potatoes and coriander powder and keep mashing so that everything gets well-incorporated.

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5. Cover the lid and cook for about 5-10 minutes, till it comes to a boil. Add water per the desired consistency. (Do not add too much, though)

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6. Serve it hot with Pav!

I haven’t added cauliflower and beet root to this. You may add if you like.

7. Slit the pav as shown and roast them on a pan in butter.

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8. My pav bhaji is ready and so am I to gorge on it. 🙂 You can add some grated cheese to it to make it cheese pav bhaji.

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