October 28, 2011

Pav Bhaji

Hi frenz....

    Hope you had a blast on Diwali. This was my first Diwali in Bangalore and I enjoyed to the tee. This was the one of the best Diwalis in my life. Me and my husband were together and enjoyed the evening to the fullest. Now you might be wondering that, the title of the post is pav bhaji and I'm talking about Diwali.It is because, this Diwali I made Pav bhaji as a special evening dinner. Yes, I made it for the first time that is the reason why I'm excited as it turned out very well. Without wasting more time, I will come to the r


Onions --> 1 cup (finely chopped)
Tomatoes --> 1 cup (finely chopped)
Cauliflower --> 1/4 cup (Clean it well in salted hot water)
Coriander leaves --> 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Beans --> 1/4 cup (chopped)
Capsicum --> 1/2 cup (chopped)
Potatoes --> 4 to 5 (peeled and chopped)
Carrots --> 5 (peeled and chopped)
Peas --> 1/4 cup
Green chilies --> 4
Oil --> 2 spoons
Butter --> 50 gms
Cumin seeds --> 10 gms
Cumin powder --> 1/2 tsp
Pav bhaji masala --> 3 tsp
Chilli powser --> 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder --> 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder --> 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste --> 1 tsp
Lemon juice --> 4 tsp
Salt --> 2 tsp
Pav buns


1. Pressure cook all the vegetables ( Cauliflower, Capsicum, Carrots, Potato, Beans and Peas).
2. Simultaneously, take a pan and add oil. Heat the oil, add cumin seeds, onions and green chillies. Fry the onions till they turn brown in color, now add Ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone. Then add Tomatoes to it and keep frying.
3. Meanwhile, take the cooked vegetables from Pressure pan and mash them.
4. To the onion and tomato, add salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilly powder, pav bhaji masala and mix well.
5. Now, add the mashed vegetables. Simmer the stove and allow the contents to cook for about 20 mins.
6. Add lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
7. Slit open the buns, apply butter. Toast the buns over a skillet till golden brown.
8. Serve hot with bhaji, onions and lemon pieces.

The tempting pav bhaji is ready, serve it hot. Trust me it is very easy to cook.


PS: The pic of Pav bhaji is taken from Google Images, I did not get time to take the snap.