Bhaji Pulao, Layered Pav Bhaji Pulao


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Love Pav Bhaji? Well, let’s bring the magic of this snack into our lunch and dinner menus too, albeit in a different form!


This innovative Bhaji Pulao features spiced rice, layered with mouth-watering bhaji, and served with crunchy-munchy, tongue-tickling churi papad. A brilliant one-dish meal, the Layered Pav Bhaji Pulao is also a wonderful way to make use of leftover bhaji.


Bhaji Pulao makes a delicious one dish meal , you can serve it along with some raita and kachumber .

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Bhaji Pulao, Layered Pav Bhaji Pulao recipe - How to make Bhaji Pulao, Layered Pav Bhaji Pulao

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Rice
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
25 mm (1") piece cinnamon (dalchini)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Churi Papad
1 cup roasted and coarsely crushed papad
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp melted ghee

Other Ingredients
3/4 cup leftover bhaji
melted ghee for greasing
Method
For the rice

  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  2. Add the rice and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions.
  2. Arrange one portion of the rice evenly in a greased 125 mm. (5") round aluminium tin and press it lightly using a back of a spoon.
  3. Spread the bhaji evenly over the rice and top with the remaining portion of the rice and press it lightly using a back of a spoon.
  4. Turn upside down on a serving plate and serve immediately with churi papad.

Handy tip

  1. If you find it difficult to de-mould the rice, run a knife around the edges of the tin to loosen the rice.


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Bhaji Pulao
5
 on 04 Jan 16 05:18 PM


Wow.. this is so good.. To use left over bhaji.. with layered rice.. i have loved the combination of the rice, bhaji and the papad churi.. A liked the idea of using the bhaji.. This is a must try recipe..