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:     4Makes 4 servings
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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

For the rice

    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

    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

    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.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy241 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates28 g
Fiber2 g
Fat12.8 g
Cholesterol11.3 mg
Vitamin A333.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C16.2 mg
Folic Acid10.2 mcg
Calcium20.9 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium45.8 mg
Potassium84.2 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

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Bhaji Pulao
 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..