Pav Bhaaji


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light roast the buns before serve.

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Pav Bhaaji recipe - How to make Pav Bhaaji


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1 cup chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup chopped french beans
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 potatoes
4 medium sized tomatoes
2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
4 tsp pav bhaji masala
chilli powder
4 to 5 cloves garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp ginger (adrak)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) (optional)
chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
pav (buns)
1 pack salted butter

  1. Boil potatoes and mash them. boil all the chopped vegetables.
  2. Mash or grind boiled vegetables to form a coarse pulp.
  3. Purée tomatoes with some chili powder.
  4. Now crush ginger-garlic and boil them in water. squeeze and use only the stock for bhaaji.
  5. In a pan, melt 2 tbspoon butter. add cumin seeds (this is optional), half of the chopped onions. sauté for a minute and add boiled vegetables.
  6. Allow to cook. now add mashed potatoes, puréed tomatoes and the ginger-garlic stock. alternately keep adding some butter.
  7. Add pav bhaaji masala. cook till the bhaaji thickens. add chopped coriander leaves. the bhaaji is ready now.
  8. Give slits to the buns keeping the base intact. on a griddle, melt some butter. arrange all the buns on the pan. roast both the sides as well as the inner surfaces of buns on the butter.
  9. Serve pav and hot bhaaji with chopped onions and a piece of lemon.

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