Friday, September 12, 2008

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

1.Pav - 8-10

2.Finely Chopped Onions - 2 big

3.Finely Chopped Green Chillies - 3

4.Finely Chopped Tomatoes - 3

5.Boiled and mashed potatoes - 4

6.Carrots(Boiled and Diced) - 2

7.Cauliflower(Boiled and cut into small florets) - 1/2

8.Capsicum(cut into small pieces) - 1

9.Clove/Laung powder - 1/2 tsp.

10.Cinnamon/Dalchini powder - 1/2 tsp.J

11.Jeera powder - 1 tsp.

12.Red Chilli powder - 1tsp. (you may increase according to taste)

13.Ginger - 1 inch piece

14.Garlic paste - 1 tbsp.

15.Garam masala - 2 tsp.

16.Chaat masala/Pav bhaji masala(optional) - 1 tsp.

17.Black salt - 1&1/2 tsp.

18.Butter for frying

19.Corriander leaves - for garnishing


1. Fry onions,garlic,capsicum,jeera powder,cinnamon powder and clove powder.

2. Grind this in a mixer.

3. Separately, stir fry the potatoes, carrots and cauliflower.

4. In a wide skillet/pan, add butter, green chillies and ginger.

5. Add the vegetables, the mixture, garam masala and pav bhaji/chaat masala(optional).

6. Add black salt, salt, little water and cook for 20 minutes.

7. The longer it is cooked, the better will it taste. This is the secret of the taste of the pav bhaji we get on streets.

8. Add butter in the end as well. You may also garnish with butter.

9. Drizzle some butter on the pav and serve hot with bhaji, lemon and onions.

Pav Bhaji is a sought after spicy dish in the streets of Maharashtra. This dish has become so popular that you can find it on the menu of almost all Indian restaurants all over the world!!!

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