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This can be considered as a snack as well as a wholesome nutritious meal.
substituting potato with banana will aid in lesser calories better digestion and avoid gas problems.

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Pavbhaji recipe - How to make Pavbhaji

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3 tomatoes , finely chopped
1 peeled and chopped raw banana
1/2 cup green peas
1 cup peeled and chopped bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
2 peeled and chopped carrots
8 to 10 finely chopped french beans
1 " piece of ginger (adrak) , grated (optional)
1 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
8 to 10 ladi pav

  1. Pressure cook all vegetables together with a little water, till they are overcooked, except tomatoes. drain water, keep aside.
  2. Mashed drain vegetables to a mush.
  3. Heat oil add chopped tomatoes and cook till very soft.
  4. Add all masalas, salt, butter, and stir.
  5. Add mashed vegetables and 1 cup of saved water.
  6. Stir, bring to a boil.
  7. Simmer on low, till the bhaji is thick and oil separates.
  8. Add lemon juice, stir.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander, blobs of butter.
  10. Serve hot with ,hot buttered pavs.

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