I do cook everything else but this is one dish that can tickle my taste buds anytime. I am hungry, i can eat pav bhaji. I am angry, pav bhaji will lift my spirits. I am just craving for something nice, then its definitely pav bhaji. That much is how much i m addicted to pav bhaji. I wont write much on this post. Because that plate of hot bhaji and pav toasted in sizzling butter is beckoning me from the table. So i ll quickly tell you all how i made it and get down to tucking in. Now for the recipe!
Recipe For Pav Bhaji
( Learn how to make Pav Bhaji, dinner rolls served with vegetable gravy_
Pav or dinner rolls 16 pieces
Butter 4 tbsp ( see note)
For The Bhaji:
Potatoes 2 medium boiled and mashed
Cauliflower florets 1/2 cup
Cabbage shredded 1/4 cup
Green peas fresh or frozen 1/4 cup
Carrot 1 peeled and cubed
Green bell pepper 1 chopped finely
Tomatoes 2 large chopped finely
Onions 2 large chopped coarsely
Ginger 1/2″ piece
Garlic cloves 4
Green chili 1
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pav bhaji masala 1.5 tbsp
Red chili powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder a large pinch
Cilantro chopped finely 1/8 cup
1. Replace the butter with any neutral flavored oil for a vegan version.
Pressure cook the carrot, cabbage, cauliflower and peas for 2 whistles.Once done, mash them well to a mushy consistency and set aside.
Grind together the onions, garlic, ginger and green chili to a fine paste without adding any water. Set aside.
Heat a pan with oil.
Add the bell pepper and saute for a minute.
Now add the onion paste and saute until light brown and fragrant. Takes about 3-4 mins on medium flame.
Now, add the tomatoes and saute till mushy.
At this stage, add the spice powders and combine well.
Cook until oil separates from the mixture.
Now, add the mashed potatoes and the mashed veggies.
Add salt and about 2 cups water and mix well.
Simmer for 5 to 7 mins on medium high flame.
Garnish with cilantro.
To Assemble and Serve
In a griddle, heat up a lil butter.
Slit the dinner rolls in the middle.
And toast them on the griddle.
In a plate, place the dinner rolls and bhaji.
Squeeze lemon juice over the bhaji.
Serve hot with onion rings and papads.