Jain Pav Bhaji (using Raw Bananas)

Jain Pav Bhaji  (using Raw Bananas)

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If you thought Pav Bhaji cannot be made without potatoes, then this recipe will be an eye-opener for you. Made with raw bananas and other vegetables spiced up with red chilli paste and pav bhaji masala, this delicious bhaji tastes as wonderful as the original, especially after you garnish it with lemon juice and coriander. Hand-in-hand with buttered and toasted pav, this Jain Pav Bhaji is so delectable, you will actually feel a mild pinch of sorry deep down your heart when the plate becomes empty!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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For The Red Chilli Paste
5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies

For The Bhaji
3/4 cup boiled , peeled and mashed raw bananas
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
salt to taste
3/4 cup boiled green peas
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Garnish
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
6 laadi pavs , buttered and toasted
12 tomato slices
For the red chilli paste

    For the red chilli paste
  1. Soak the kashmiri dry red chillies in a small bowl with enough warm water for 30 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked kashmiri red chillies with 2½ tbsp of water in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

For the bhaji

    For the bhaji
  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the red chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well, mash it lightly using a potato masher and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the green peas, raw bananas and ¾ cup of water, mix well, mash well using a potato masher and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the coriander and mix well.
  6. Garnish with lemon and coriander and serve immediately with toasted pav and tomato slices.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy146 cal
Protein4.4 g
Carbohydrates16.6 g
Fiber5.5 g
Fat6.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A888.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C72.6 mg
Folic Acid41.7 mcg
Calcium67.1 mg
Iron4.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium90.1 mg
Potassium273.5 mg
Zinc0 mg

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