Bhaji (Pav Bhaji)

Author: kittymatti / Labels: , ,

Photo courtesy: Priya (my friend)

My favourite restaurant order! Hot pav bhaji after school... Mom used to make Pav Bhaji every Monday evening. Here is Amma's Pav bhaji recipe

Serves 2-3 people


2 tomatoes- pureed
1 onion chopped
2 cups assorted cut veggies (beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes)
1 capsicum (bell pepper) - very finely chopped
1 lime
1 tsp kasoori methi (optional)
coriander leaves for garnish
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp (optional)
2 tbsp butter / oil
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
a pinch of turmeric

Pressure cook the assorted veggies with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Mash them coarsely in a food processor or hand masher. Keep aside
Add butter in a kadai, when it melts, add chopped onions. Fry till crisp
Add ginger garlic paste and saute well (optional)
Add very finely chopped capsicum and saute till done. (You can alternatively pressure cook bell peppers with the other veggies and skip this step)
Add the pureed tomatoes.
Stir in salt, chilli powder, kasoori methi (optional), pav bhaji masala and saute for a few minutes.
Add the mashed veggies and mix well.
Add more water if necessary to bring to bhaji consistency.
Put off the heat.
Garnish with chopped raw onions, coriander leaves, butter and a little lime juice.
Serve hot with butter toasted pav buns!


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy..its my fav too.. looks awesome.

kittymatti said...

thnx mahimaa :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Bhaji looks great, Kasoori Methi should give a lotta flavor to the dish

kittymatti said...

thnx ramya! I am a big kasoori methi fan, love adding it whenever I get an opportunity! haha :)

rads said...

I'm a great fan of pav bhaji...yummy

Adlak's tiny world said...

so yum and yum its my favo too..

kittymatti said...

Thnx rads and Adlak!

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy recipe

DEESHA said...

that is soo yumm

kittymatti said...

thnx shama and deesha :)

Avisha said...

Hi, am new to blogging,I am from Mumbai,now in the US.Pav Bhaji is a mumbai roadside favorite for everybody.Who does not love Pav Bhaji?Its an anytime favorite of mine.

kittymatti said...

thnx avisha!

Ann said...

Oh dear! you almost have all of my fav items in your blog... can u pls invite me when u make this next time heh heh!!

kittymatti said...

oh sure Ann, when u come to houston or when I come to Michigan, my uncle lives there, will make it personally 4 u..

4 burners ♥ 2 HoT CoOkS said...

Excellent recipe...Pav Bhaji is one of my family's favorite dinner ♥ it!!!!!!

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