How to make Pav Bhaji in Microwave
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Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup=125 gms Cauliflower florets
  • 2 medium sized=150gms Potatoes-cut into cubes
  • 1 Large=100gms Onion-finely chopped
  • 2 Large=200 gms Tomatoes-finely chopped
  • ¼th Cup=40 gms frozen Green Peas
  • ¼th Cup=40 gms Carrots-finely chopped
  • ¼th Cup=40 gms Capsicum-finely chopped
  • ¼th Cup fresh Coriander Leaves-finely chopped
  • ¼th tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cooking Oil
Instructions
  1. We will start with boiling the vegetables. Take a Microwave Safe bowl. This is 750ml bowl with a lid. Add Cauliflower florets, Carrots, Potatoes, Green Peas, capsicum and some Salt. Add 1½ Cup water while boiling of vegetables and mix well. Cook in Microwave for 12 mins on High Power
  2. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 12 mins d) Press Start Cook uncovered
  3. Vegetables get cooked in 12 mins. Now strain the vegetables and collect water in a bowl. Reserve water
  4. Collect boiled vegetables in a bowl and with a potato masher, mash all the vegetables into a fine and smooth paste.
  5. In a Microwave safe bowl, put 1 tbsp butter. Add 1½ tbsp Cooking Oil. Microwave on High power for 30 seconds
  6. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 30 secs d) Press Start Cook uncovered
  7. When butter melts, add chopped Onions and mix well. Cook in Microwave for 4 mins on High Power
  8. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 4 mins d) Press Start Cook uncovered
  9. After 4 mins, add Ginger Garlic paste and mix well. Cook in Microwave for 3 mins on High Power
  10. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 3 mins d) Press Start Cook uncovered
  11. Ginger Garlic gets cooked in 3 mins. Now, add chopped Tomatoes. Cook covered in Microwave for 4 mins on High Power
  12. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 4 mins d) Press Start Cook Covered
  13. Tomatoes have become soft and mushy in 4 mins. Add all dry spices-Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Pav Bhaji Masala and some freshly chopped Coriander leaves. Add Salt to taste and mix well. Mash tomatoes with spoon as you mix the masalas. Cook in Microwave 2 mins on High Power
  14. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power:- High (900W) c) Time:- 2 mins d) Press Start Cook uncovered
  15. Now, add some butter and mashed vegetables and mix well. Add reserved water (approx ½ cup). Add some more water to adjust the consistency. I have used total 1½ Cup water. Cover and cook on High power
  16. a) Mode: - Micro b) Power: - High (900W) c) Time:- 7 mins d) Press Start Cook Covered
  17. Pause the timer after 4 mins and give a stir. Put the bowl back in Microwave and cook for remaining 3 mins
  18. After 3 mins, Bhaji is ready
  19. Now, we will grill the Pav before serving the Pav Bhaji. We can use a nonstick Tawa which can be used in Grill mode. DO NOT use this Tawa in Micro Mode. USE it in Grill mode. Smear this Tawa with some melted butter. Put the Pav in the tawa and grill. Place the tawa on the glass tray.
  20. a) Mode: - Grill b) Time:- 2 mins c) Press Start
  21. Serve Hot
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/how-to-make-pav-bhaji-in-microwave/