pav bhaji

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What is Pav Bhaji?

Bhaji is spicy, tangy and absolutely buttery, tomato-based curry made using potatoes and other vegetables, having flavour of garlic, the freshness of coriander and tanginess of lemon. It is garnished with lots of chopped coriander and onions and topped with butter. Bhaji is served with buttered dinner rolls i.e. pav. Pav bhaji is my comfort party food as in I love to make it for parties or get-togethers as it can be prepared in advance and is liked by one and all, from kids to grown-ups. Do try this recipe as it is a

recipe using vegetables
party main course recipe

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji calls for

Vegetables: I have used vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, capsicum, peas etc. You can add cauliflower, bottle gourd etc. Capsicum gives a nice flavour to pav bhaji and therefore should not be skipped.
Spices: Pav bhaji calls for pav bhaji masala. Surprise surprise… in this recipe, we are NOT using any pav bhaji masala. Instead, an interesting spice i.e. patthar ke phool has been used along with the regular Indian spices.
Butter and other garnishings: You can’t skip or reduce butter when you make pav bhaji. It has got to be buttery, it is made in butter, garnished with butter and served with buttered pavs. Other indispensable garnishing includes chopped onions, coriander leaves, and lemon juice.
Tomato puree: Bhaji is a tomato based curry. Lots of tomatoes are used to make it. However, I have used the smooth and creamy form of tomatoes i.e. tomato puree. And for best results, use homemade tomato puree.20 minutes

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How To Make Pav Bhaji

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter

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2. Add 1 lichen (patthar Ke phool) and let it crackle

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3. Add 1/4 cup chopped onions

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4. Cook till onions are translucent

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5. Add 1/2 tbsp chopped ginger, 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic, and 1 chopped green chili

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6. Cook till the raw smell of garlic and ginger goes away

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7. Add 1/4 cup chopped carrot, and 1/4 cup chopped cabbage

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8. Add 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp cumin seeds powder. Cook for a couple of minutes

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9. Add 1/4 cup chopped capsicum

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10. Cook for 2-3 minutes

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11. Add 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes

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12. Mix very well

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13. Cook for 4-5 minutes

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14. Add 3/4 cup tomato puree

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15. Mix very well and cook for till oil oozes. Discard lichen

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16. Add salt to taste

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17. Add 1/4 cup boiled peas

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18. Dissolve 1/2 tsp red food colouring in warm water and add to bhaji

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19. Add 1 cup water

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20. Mix very well and cook for 2 minutes

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21. Cover it with lid and cook for 2-3 minutes

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22. With the help of a potato masher, mash bhaji for the nice consistency. Check the consistency and seasoning

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23. Bon Appetit: Serve bhaji with buttered pav and chopped onions

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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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