Pav Bhaji

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A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook on an entire meal for my family, pav bhaji in one of the first few dishes which comes to mind. It is easy to cook and also filling. Round it off with a slice of kulfi or a scoop of ice-cream

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Pav Bhaji recipe - How to make Pav Bhaji

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Serves 4.
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For the pav
8 ladi pavs
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp pav bhaji masala (optional)

For the bhaji
1 1/2 cups potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
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)
4 tbsp butter

To be ground into a chilli-garlic paste
3 to 4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , soaked in warm water
4 to 6 cloves garlic (lehsun)

For serving
1 large sized onion, chopped
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
For the bhaji

  1. Boil the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion 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 and mash 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 and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.

How to proceed

  1. Serve the hot bhaji on 4 individual plates and top with the onion and coriander.
  2. Serve with the hot pav and lemon wedges.

    1. Pav bhaji masala is a spice blend which is readily available at most grocery stores.

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    Pav Bhaji
     on 14 Aug 16 03:02 PM

    Pav Bhaji
     on 06 Aug 16 10:09 AM

    Very nice recipe Thanks
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Nehrin , we are delighted you loved the Pav Bhjai recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
    Edited after original posting.
    06 Aug 16 10:19 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 04 Aug 16 05:35 PM

    Its really nice recipe and easy to cook
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Rabia, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
    05 Aug 16 09:02 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 01 Aug 16 08:32 PM

    Hello!!! Mam I would like to Thanks..for the method of PavBhaji recipe...very very nice & tasty ...
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Deepa, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
    02 Aug 16 08:43 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 28 Jul 16 04:37 PM

    Pav Bhaji
     on 15 Jul 16 12:31 PM

    Pav Bhaji
     on 08 Jul 16 05:57 PM

    it is amazing. i just love it bhut dino se kuch tasty or masaledar khaya nhi tha. ab jakr jrur bnaugi. ek question tha. kya bhaji me paneer dal skte hai??
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Richa, Yes you can add paneer if you wish to. add it at last and then do not cook it just mix it.
    09 Jul 16 09:06 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 03 Jul 16 11:23 AM

    Tried it today.Turned out a bit spicy but yummily tasty.
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Abhishek, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
    04 Jul 16 09:41 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 29 Jun 16 06:33 PM

    Pav bhaji came out very well. My family liked it a lot. Thanks.
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Meera, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
    30 Jun 16 09:10 AM
    Pav Bhaji
     on 21 Jun 16 11:25 PM

    Please answer the questions don''t copy paste
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Rajni: What''s your question? Thanks...
    22 Jun 16 03:39 PM
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