Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

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पाव-भाजी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें 

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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:     Makes 5 servings
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For The Pav
10 ladi pavs
5 tbsp butter

For The Bhaji
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 tbsp butter
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp red chilli-garlic paste
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
5 lemon wedges
For the bhaji

    For the bhaji
  1. Combine the cauliflower, green peas, carrot and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the capsicum and chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the potatoes, cauliflower mixture along with the water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally and mashing it.
  7. Add the lemon juice and coriander and mix well. Keep aside.

For the pav

    For the pav
  1. Slit 2 pavs vertically and keep aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), add 1 tbsp of butter and slit open the pavs and place on it.
  3. Cook on a medium flame till they turn light brown and crisp on both the sides.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to cook more pavs. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Serve the bhaji hot with pavs, onions and lemon wedges.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy400 cal
Protein9.4 g
Carbohydrates57.9 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat14.5 g
Cholesterol42 mg
Sodium170.5 mg

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Pav Bhaji
 on 21 May 18 10:09 PM

How much is one cup in your recipe?
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Tarla Dalal    One cup is approximately 200gms in our recipe.
23 May 18 08:51 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 31 Jan 18 10:20 PM

If we don t have pav bhaji masala, what spices we can use available in our home ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You can make the masala at home, here is the recipe
01 Feb 18 08:53 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 04 Mar 17 11:17 AM

I have tried this recipe for many occasions now. And it has been loved by all my family and friends. So much so that they have started asking to make it again for them. So whenever time is less and i have guests coming over, this recipe is the one i go for surely. Thank you Tarla Dalal, for i''ve always looked upto your recipes whenever i''ve tried cooking and they''ve always come out so deliciously, nobody can tell i''m new to cooking. Though you are not around any more your legacy through these wonderful and delicious recipes will always be appreciated. Thank you Blessina Horo
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Blessina, Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
06 Mar 17 09:16 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 26 Feb 17 06:22 PM

can I use olive oil instead of butter? if yes,how many tbsp?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Butter taste the best in a pav bhaji but if you wish you can use olive oil 1 tbsp...
25 Jan 18 02:01 PM
Pav Bhaji
 on 03 Feb 17 05:43 PM

always superb and delicious
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
04 Feb 17 08:33 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 01 Feb 17 11:55 AM

Yes I''ve tried this recipe was a delightful experience ..its my daughter''s favourite dish ??????
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
01 Feb 17 03:17 PM
Pav Bhaji
 on 15 Jan 17 01:08 PM

Tried this recipe. Pav bhaji turned out really tasty. Thank you for sharing
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Trupti, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
16 Jan 17 08:33 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 03 Dec 16 08:21 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Baban , we are delighted you loved the Pav Bhaji recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
05 Dec 16 10:09 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 10 Nov 16 05:15 AM

I want to know abt without tomato pav bhaji reccipie, because reaction of tomato
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priti, You can omit the tomatoes and make it, it will taste different but it will not be bad in taste.
10 Nov 16 08:40 AM
Pav Bhaji
 on 15 Oct 16 12:04 PM

I tried various recipes for this but this one is Best pav bhaji I ever tried ... And every one said .... Vow !!!
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