Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Paav Bhaaji

Yesterday evening by the time I reached home I was feeling pretty low (horrible traffic on Hosur Road) and had the beginnings of a head ache.. Eating something hot and spicy usually lifts my mood :) (retail therapy is the sure shot solution thou!! )
So thought will make pav bhaaji, luckily had all the required ingredients in the fridge else my second option would have been gobi manchurian


For the bhaaji:
Cauliflower - 1 cup chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 1/2 capsicum thinly sliced
carrot - 1 med sized one
Potato - 2 med sized
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 1/2 cup finely chopped
Garlic - 4 - 5 cloves
Green chilli - 2
Pav bhaaji masala - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli poweder - 1 tbsp (reduce if you do not like the bhaaji hot!)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

For the Pav:
Pav bhaji masala (optional)

For Garnish / Serving:
Coriander leaves chopped - 3 tbsp
lemon wedges
Onion finely chopped

Cook / Steam cauliflower, peas, carrot and potato.
Mash them using a potato masher and keep aside
Prepare the Ginger garlic paste and keep aside
In a pan take the oil, add capsicum and onion and saute till the onion turns pink
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 - 3 mins
Add the tomato, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and paav bhaaji masala and saute till the masala starts leaving oil at the edge
Add 1 cup of water
Add the cooked and mashed veggies and mash the veggies.
If you feel the bhaaji is too thick add a bit of water
Sim the flame and leave it for a few mins (10 mins should do)

This is how we had ours...

1 comment:

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thanks for the recipe. Been wanting to try it in a long time! Now, I will. :-)