Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pav Bhaji

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
One of my favorite food for evening, for lunch, for dinner or at 12 midnight! My daughter loves it too, and its her favorite when her friends come home or she wants to take something special to her school to share with her friends.
I try to make it often, as it got lot of vegetables, but with one drawback i.e Pav which is made of Maida. If I learn to make pav with whole wheat flour, then Pav Bhaji is the healthiest for kids.

Giving the recipe with step by step photos,
Potato - 3 to 4 big
Carrot - 1 medium, cleaned and chopped,
Beans - 12 to 15, cleaned and chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup(I did not put, as it was not at home)
(the choice of vegetables is as per your taste. you can add cauliflower, cabbage or you can use only potatoes)
Boil the potatoes, carrot, beans and peas in a cooker. I keep potatoes in one vessel and other vegetables in another vessel and give 3 whistles.
Peel the potatoes. Smash it and keep it aside.
Drain the water from vegetables and smash it.
For Bhaji,
Onion - 2 big, finely chopped
Tomato - 2 big, finely chopped
Capsicum - 1 big, finely chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ready made PAV BHAJI Masala - 2 tbsp or more as per your taste, but if you put more, it becomes bitter.
( I use Mother's Recipe or MTR)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Lime juice - 1tsp
To serve,
Pav - 6 to 8
Butter  to roast the pav
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Fresh Coriander - finely chopped, 1 tbsp for each plate
Lime - cut into quarters(one for each plate)
Butter - 1 tsp for each plate

Heat oil in a thick kadai. Add onions and fry till it changes its color. Add ginger garlic paste. Fry to remove the raw smell.  Now add capsicum. Fry for a minute. Now goes the tomatoes. Add PAVBHAJI masala, chilly powder and  fry for 2 minutes. Add boiled vegetables and potato. Mix well. Add the salt, lime juice and sugar. Add one cup of water.

Cover and boil for 5 minutes.
Open and adjust the seasoning and thickness of the gravy.
Bhaji is ready.
For Pav :
Cut the pav in the middle. 
Heat tawa. When its very hot, Add butter and spread it.
Keep the pav on it and toast it both the sides.

Pav and bhaji is ready to serve.
Its always good to have the plates with partitions to enjoy the pav bhaji.(you get the plastic plates also in the market)
Arrange the plate like below. 

This serves for 4 kids.
Sending this to 
sra's(Sara's Corner) ongoing event, 
 (Monthly Mingle an event started by Meeta)

Keep Smiling,


Torviewtoronto said...

lovely buns and filling

Urmi said...

Pav bhaji looks delicious and mouth watering.It is one of my favourite dish.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Thank you for the tasty Pavs entry. Looks tempting.

Satya said...

pav bhaji looks really all time favorite too... it been a long i prepared...drooling here..must prepare again

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Pav bhaji recipe is tremendrous,along with step wise instructions with photoes..Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite toooo. Looking so tempting and mouthwatering ;)

chef and her kitchen said...

Love to grab that last plate.....looks really yummy

Veggie Hut said...

love this street food

Nitha said...

Delicious.. Wow.

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