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Pav Bhaji

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Pav Bhaji is a traditional maharastrian recipe, but popular through out the world now. This is a tomato based vegetable curry served with butter fried Indian dinner rolls aka Pav. Nothing can warm up your body on a chilly winter evening except having some hot Pav Bhaji.


Serves – 4
Preparation time – 10 ┬ámins
Cooking time – 25 mins
Ingredients :

  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion (Chopped) – 1/2 Cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Tomato (Chopped) – 1 1/2 no
  • Carrot (Sliced) – 1 no
  • Bell Pepper – 1 no
  • Potato – 1 no
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Pav Bhaji Masala – 2 Tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – as required
  • Butter – 1 Tbsp +1 Tbsp (for fying the pav)

Procedure :

Pressure cook the vegetables (Carrot, bell pepper, potato) until they are soft. Remove the water and save for the later use.

Heat up a wide pan, add oil , when its enough hot, add cumin seeds, allow to sizzle, add onion, pinch of salt, mix well cover and cook till onion is soft.

Open cover and add ginger garlic paste, cook till the raw smell from the ginger and garlic goes away.

Add tomato, pinch of salt, mix well and cover to cook till the tomatoes wilt and are mushy. Add the cooked vegetables and mash up everything until smooth. Add turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, red chilli powder, salt and drained water, butter and boil for 10 mins.

Serve hot with Butter roasted Indian Bread (Pav).

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