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 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!