How to Make Pav Bhaji at Home | Pav Bhaji Recipe | Best Pav Bhaji Dish

How To Make Pav bhaji At Home Recipe is a mouth watering fast food made up of boiled potatoes and vegetables cooked in a tomato based gravy, flavoured with lots of garlic and butter.

There are many versions of pav bhaji and each one tastes awesome. Each recipe has different combination of vegetables, different quantity of tomatoes and different timing of addition of tomatoes. However this one makes perfectly balanced pav bhaji which is spicy, tangy, buttery and therefore delicious.

This recipe calls for a garlic red chilli paste. This paste gives an awesome kick and colour to the dish. Pav bhaji masala plays a very important role in enhancing the taste of pav bhaji. I have used homemade pav bhaji masala. When you make the masalas at home, you see and enjoy the difference. In the recipe I have used lots of vegetables and fewer potatoes. The idea is to make the kids eat vegetables and eat vegetables myself.

How To Make Pav Bhaji At Home Recipe

1. Cook vegetables : Pressure cook 1/2 cup chopped cabbage, 1/2 cup chopped carrot and 1/4 cup peas with 2 cups water and little salt for 10 minutes. Let the pressure release. Take out the boiled vegetables on a plate and mash using a bhaji masher


2. Make garlic chilli paste : Soak 3 dry whole red chillies in warm water for 1/2 an hour. Discard the water. Remove stem. Grind together with 18-20 garlic cloves


3. Cook garlic chilli paste : In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add 2 tbsp butter. Add garlic chilli paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes, till the raw smell of garlic goes


4. Cook onions and tomatoes : Add 2 chopped onions and cook till translucent. Add 4 chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy


5. Cook vegetables, capsicum and potatoes : Add boiled and mashed vegetables to the onion tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup chopped capsicum, cook for a minute. Add 2 boiled and mashed potatoes. Cook for 2 minutes


6. Add spices : Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tsp pav bhaji masala. Add salt to taste. Cook for a minute


7. Add water : Add 2-2.5 cups water. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Check the consistency and seasoning. Garnish with butter and chopped coriander


8. Prepare buns : Slit the buns from the center. Heat butter on a pan. Sprinkle little pav bhaji masala and chopped coriander. Gently press the pav on the heated butter. Cook for 2 minutes


9. Bon appétit : Serve bhaji with crispy pav, chopped onions and lemon wedge


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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