Pav Bhaji/Bombay Pav Bhaji
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
  • 125 grams cauliflower florets
  • 50 grams fresh or frozen green peas
  • 50 grams carrot
  • 75 grams capsicum
  • 100 grams potatoes (all cut in cubes)
  • 80 grams onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼th cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ¼th cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 200 grams tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3 tsp red chili powder (less spicy)
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • ¼ th tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Butter as required
  • Salt to taste
  1. We will start with pressure cooking vegetables.Put carrot, potatoes, green peas, cauliflower. Put water in pressure cooker (just above the level of veggies),1 tsp salt.
  2. Pressure cook until one whistle.Reserve the stock and mash the veggies .Veggies are evenly mashed.
  3. We are making use of Iron griddle. You can use even non stick pan.Heat pan on medium flame.Put 2 tbsp oil,butter.
  4. Add onion.Fry onions until it turns tender.As onions turn tender, add ginger-garlic paste.Fry for couple of mins.
  5. We can add water in small quantity if required. Now add capsicum. Capsicum becomes soft in 4-5 mins.
  6. Now add tomatoes. Add little salt and cook until tomatoes become mushy.After 5 mins of cooking, mash tomatoes with a masher.
  7. Capsicum and tomatoes becomes mushy in about 5 mins.Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder,pav bhaji masala,butter and mix.Add little water.
  8. After 5 mins of cooking, add cooked veggies and mix.Add water and mix.Adjust the consistency of pav bhaji.Add salt to taste, 1-2 tbsp butter and mix.
  9. Remove bhaji from the pan.Leave some bhaji on pan and add butter.
  10. Roast Pav. Prepare for serving.
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