Pav Bhaji ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)


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A spicy blend of vegetables in a tomato gravy served with bread that is cooked with butter. 574 calories per serving can be reduced to mere 109 calories per serving by trimming of the visible fat from butter and substituting it with other flavourful ingredients as i’ve done in the recipe of moong sprouts pulao!

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Makes 4 servings
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8 ladi pav
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp pav bhaji masala (optional)

For The Bhaji
1 cup potatoes , boiled and mashed
1/2 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 cup onions , chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal) (optional)
6 tbsp butter
4 tbsp grated processed cheese

To Be Ground Into A Chilli-garlic Paste
3 to 4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , soaked in warm water
4 to 6 garlic (lehsun) cloves

For Serving
1 cup chopped onions
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For the bhaji

  1. Boil the cauliflower, peas and carrots in some water till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onions and capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add the prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.
  3. Add the tomatoes and simmer till the oil separates.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes. Mash the potatoes thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.

For the pav

  1. Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side and sprinkle with a little pav bhaji masala, if desired.
  2. Heat a large tava (griddle) and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.

How to proceed

  1. Spoon the hot bhaji on 4 individual plates and top with the onion and coriander.
  2. Serve with hot pav and lemon wedges.
Nutrient values per serving
574 cal. 23.5 gm.
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