Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji 4
Ingredients(Serves 4 -5):
Potatoes                     --   2 medium / 2 cups chopped
Cauliflower               --   ½ of a medium sized / 2 cups chopped
Frozen Green Peas --   1 cup
Carrots                        --   2 medium sized / ½ cup
Lauki/Squash           --  ½ of a medium one, chopped(optional)
Bell Pepper                --   1, chopped(optional)
Green Beans              --   a bunch, chopped(optional)
Brinjal                          --   2 medium, chopped (optional)
Turmeric                     --   ¼ tsp
Water                           --   2 cups
Butter                           --   2 tbsp + additional for pav
Cumin Seeds              --   ½ tsp
Asofoetida                 --   pinch
Onion                           --   1 medium
Garlic                           --   2 - 3 cloves
Ginger                          --   1 inch piece
Tomato                        --   2 medium
Red Chilly Powder  --   ¼ tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala    --   3 tsp
Coriander Powder  --   1 tsp
Lemon Juice              --   ½ tsp
Coriander leaves     --   5 - 6 springs
Salt                                --   to taste
Pav/Buns                    --   10 - 12
Pav Bhaji 3

Preparation :
In a pressure cooker, add potatoes, cauliflower, green peas, carrots,squash, brinjal(and any other vegetable you'd like to), salt, turmeric powder and water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and remove from the stove and let the pressure get released completely.
Pav Bhaji 1      Pav Bhaji 2
Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Add asofoetida. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Saute well until the onions are translucent and oil starts to separate.Add tomatoes and cook until they are squishy and oils separates again.
Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala and mix well. Saute for a min.Add the cooked vegetables and mash slightly. Add lemon juice and do a quick salt test. Let it boil. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Toast the buns with butter on both sides, until each side is lightly brown. Serve with chopped onions, butter, coraiander leaves and a dash of lemon juice.
Pav Bhaji 5

Recipe Courtesy: Partially from the recipe on MTR Pav Bhaji Masala packet.  


  1. my my ...delish tempting

  2. Yummy Nitha.I have some fond memories associated with pretty Pav bhaji..It's truly irresistible.Isn't it ?

  3. Yummy Nitha.I have some fond memories associated with pretty Pav bhaji..It's truly irresistible.Isn't it ?

  4. just cant get enough of this super delicious pav bhaji!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Droolinggg here, my all time fav.

  6. delicious.........spicy and tasty.

  7. Yummy.. Looks delicious...

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