Showing posts with label pav bhaji masala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pav bhaji masala. Show all posts

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,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tawa Pulao (Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Last week was tried and tasted recipes by others! I tried few dishes from other blogs. All came out good!! no! delicious! Me and my daughter enjoyed the feast very much.
As the schools are open, I need to pack the lunch box for my elder one, and she prefers rice as it is easy to finish fast. Thats why I am again in search of different ways of rice preparations.
This time, I tried this Tawa Pulao(Tawa Pulao) from Chef In You.
It came out very tasty. I almost finished the rice before it went into my daughter's lunch box!!! I could not resist eating it!  And as I have commented in her blog :
"Hi,It is just awesome!! it is the best instant spicy tasty rice!!!!! 
I omitted peas and added carrot instead. Skipped capsicum as I was  preparing it for my daughter. But the taste was very very good. My daughter took it for lunch to the school and came back crying!! WHY??? Her friends took her lunch box and finished everything, but she was happy too as they told her that her mother is the best cook!!!!  Thanks for the recipe."
Just giving the details about how I made this one, as I omitted few veggies from her list and added other.
So here goes my ingredients:
Rice - 2 cups
butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic and ginger crushed - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pav bhaji masala -1 tbsp (I used MTR Pav bhaji masala)
Carrot - 1 medium, washed and diced
Onion - 1 small, sliced
Tomato - 1 big, diced
Green chilly - 1 slit
Salt to taste (very little as I felt there is less salt in ready masala)
Fresh coriander to garnish
I omitted capsicum, as I thought it will be spicy for my daughter. And I did not had peas at home, so used carrot.
I cooked fresh rice, as it was to be packed for lunch box. But keep the rice to cool in a big plate at least 15 to 20 minutes before you make pulao.
Keep the kadai on heat. Put butter when it melts add oil. Add the seeds, onion, chilly and carrot. Fry it for few minutes. Add tomato, fry till it is soft. Now add salt  and pav bhaji masala and little water. Let it cook for some time. Now is the time for the rice to go in. Mix it properly. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it hot. We had it just like that without any side dish!!

Keep Smiling,


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