Jun 7, 2010

Pav Bhaji

This was our evening tiffin last wednesday. My MIL is here with us in Delhi and she really loves to cook different kind of dishes for us. I have a wholesome of side dish recipes to post since her visit to Delhi.  Here goes the recipe for the bhaji she made for the Pav.

  1. Potato - 1 (boiled and mashed)
  2. Carrot - 2 (finely chopped or Shredded)
  3. Bell pepper - 1 (finely chopped)
  4. Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
  5. Tomato - 3 (finely chopped)
  6. Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Red chillies powder - 1 1/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  9. Oil - 3 tsp
  10. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  11. Chat powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Coriander leaves -  for garnishing.
Badshah Pav Bhaji Masala 100gPre heat a pan with 2 tsp of oil. Fry the cumin seeds, when it splutters add the ginger garlic paste and saute' for a minute. Now add the finely chopped onion. Fry it till it becomes transparent. Now add the chopped vegetables one by one except potato.  Saute all the vegetables for 3 to 5 minutes. Now add the mashed potato to it. Add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and required amount of salt to it. Add required amount of water and let everything to cook for 6 to 8 minutes. When the vegetables are fully cooked, add the chat powder and garam masala powder and mix it with the vegetables. Mash the vegetables with a masher or with the spatula itself.(this step is absolutely optional). Adjust water according to the required consistency.  Now put the remaining 1/4 tsp red chillies powder on top of the bhaji, heat the remaining 1 tsp oil and pour it on top of the chillie powder. Garnish it with coriander leaves. (Since I ran out of the pav bhaji masala, she used the garam masala and chat powder. If you have pav bhaji masala powder, u can replace it with the above said masala powder.)

Heat the pan, and heat the pav bun, adding required amount of ghee or butter or Pam spray. I used PAM spray.