Recipe: Pav Bhaji
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 08:58
Make the original ‘Bombay Pav Bhaji’ by following this recipe.


Pavs breads--------------------------------8 nos
Salted yellow Butter-------------------- to shallow fry.
For Bhaji:

Capsicum finely chopped ------------ 1 nos
Onions finely chopped -----------------2 nos
Tomatoes finely chopped -------------2 nos
Mixed vegetables chopped (beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes) ------ 1cup
Shelled peas-----------------------------1/2 cup
Salted yellow butter-------------------- 2 tbspn
Pav Bhaji Masala-----------------------2 tbspn
Chilli powder----------------------------1 tsp
Turmeric powder-----------------------1/4 tspn
Sugar--------------------------------------1/2 tspn
Salt----------------------------------------- to taste
Water (in which vegetables were boiled)—1 cup
Ginger grated, garlic crushed-----------1/2 tspn eac
Lemon juice ------------------------------2 tspn

For Garnish:

Coriander leaves chopped
Onion chopped
Small pieces of lemon

1. Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.
2. Mash them coarsely after draining.
3. Heat butter in a pan.
4. Add ginger-garlice, capsicum, onion, tomatoes.
5. Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.
6. Add pavbhaji masala , chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.
7. Bring to boil.
8. Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with masala, in between.
9. Add lemon juice, stir.
10. Garnish with chopped coriander and a dollop of butter.
For Pavs:

1. Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book).
2. Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.
3. Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.

First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 08:58

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