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.
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
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.
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