Pav Bhaji

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Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Potato – 2 medium, peeled and cubed

    Cauliflower – 1 – 1.5 cups, cut into florets

    Fresh green peas – 1/4 cup

   Tomato – 1 large, chopped

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

    Salt – To taste

    Water – 1 – 1.5 cups or as required

2. Butter / oil – 1.5 – 2 tbsp

3. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

    Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

    Green capsicum, finely chopped – 3 tbsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pav bhaji masala powder – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

    Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp (optional)

    Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)

   Butter – 1 – 2 tbsp

   Cilantro – 2 – 3 tbsp, finely chopped

4. Butter – 1 – 2 tbsp (to serve)

Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Cilantro – 1 – 2 tbsp, chopped

Lemon wedges

Method

1. Pressure cook all the ingredients numbered 1 for 2 – 3 whistles. Open the cooker after 15 minutes. Mash the cooked vegetables using a potato masher.

2. Heat butter in a pan over medium-high heat and add finely chopped onion. Cook for a minute and add ginger-garlic paste. Cook until their raw smell disappears completely and onion starts to change color. Add chopped capsicum and cook for a minute. Bring down the flame to low. Add chilly powder, pav bhaji masala powder and cook for a minute over low heat. Add the mashed vegetables and bring to a boil over medium heat (add 1/2 cup hot water if it is very thick). Taste-check for salt.  Cook for a few minutes. Add kasoori methi (if using), garam masala powder and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes and switch off. Add 1 – 2 tbsp butter and mix well.

3. Split the pav buns and toast  with butter. Top the bhaji with chopped onions, cilantro and 1 – 2 tsp of butter. Serve immediately  with toasted pav buns and lemon pieces.

Pav bhaji

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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