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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Irresistable Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji has been one of my all time favorite dish. I can have loads of it anytime! Heres a really yummy looking recipe i found..

2 Medium Onion
1 Small potato
1/2 cup Green Pepper cubed
1/2 cup Green peas
1 small carrot
3 Tomatoes
4 Cloves of Garlic
1" Ginger
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Ketchup (optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbs Pav Bhaji Masala
Salt to taste
Half lemon
Small lump of jaggery or pinch of sugar

Handful of Cilantro leaves
Onion chopped

  • Boil the green peas with little salt
  • Boil the Potato in a small vessel and mash it along with green peas
  • Blanch the tomatoes and chop them
  • Chop finely green pepper, carrot and onion
  • Finely chop and crush mixture of garlic, ginger and green chillies in a pestle
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute' the onions till they are translucent
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste, when the aroma of ginger starts coming, add carrot and green pepper and saute till onions are brown
  • After couple of minutes add turmeric , coriander, chili powder and Pav Bhaji masala and stir continuously for a minute
  • Add blanched tomatoes and saute till the oil separates (You can also add 1tsp of ketchup if you like)
  • Add mashed potatoes, green peas, jaggery, salt and mix. After couple of min add 1 cup water (you may add more water if you need extra gravy)
  • Simmer on medium flame for 10 min. Then add lemon juice and mix
  • Slightly heat the pav on a griddle with some butter
  • Serve the hot pav bhaji and top it with chopped onion and cilantro and lemon wedge its side

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