Pav Bhaji | Pav Bhaji Chaat Recipe

Ingredients

Vegetables (Carrots,beans,cauliflower,green peas,potato,capsicum) –  You can add any vegetables you want

Carrot (Peel the skin) – 2 nos.

Beans – 1/2 cup

Cauliflower – 1 cup

Green peas – 1 cup

Potato – 3 nos.

Capsicum – 3/4 cup

Pav (buns) – approximately 2 per person (as required)

Chopped big onion – 4 nos.

Chopped tomatoes – 3 nos.

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon

Slitted green chillies – 2 nos.

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons (as you desire)

Pav bhaji masala powder – 4 to 5 teaspoons

Kesari powder – a pinch (optional)

Lemon juice – 2 to 3 tablespoons

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Ghee – 1 tablespoon (if you want you could add more)

Salt – as desired

For garnish

Minced coriander leaves – a handful

Chopped onion – 2 tablespoon

Preparation

To make Bhaji

1. In a cooker, put all the vegetables except capsicum and add 3 to 4 cups of water. Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles till the vegetables become soft.

Note.

You can use any vegetables you want for the Pav Bhaji. Sometimes, I use beetroot, aubergines, cabbage etc. Beetroot gives little bit of its color to the Pav Bhaji.

2. Strain the cooked vegetables water and reserve the stock. Mash the cooked vegetables well with a ladle or masher.

3. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and Ghee. Fry the chopped onions until they turn light brown. Then add ginger garlic paste.

4. Add green chillies and salt. Fry for three minutes and add chopped tomatoes. Again fry for 3-4 minutes.

5. Add chopped green capsicum. Saute well until tomatoes become mushy. Tomatoes and capsicum should blend well. Now, add the reserved vegetable stock.

6. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala powder, salt, and a pinch of kesari powder (optional). Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add mashed vegetables and bring to a boil for few minutes. Everything should blend well.

Notes.

  • Pav Bhaji Masala is readily available at most of the Indian grocery stores. I would be posting the recipe for Pav Bhaji Masala soon.
  • The amount of Pav Bhaji masala can be increased or decreased to taste. The more you add, the more spicy your Bhaji will be.

7. Add some more Ghee (as desired). Close the pan using lid and cook in low flame for 15 minutes.

8. Stir well, and then add lemon juice and sprinkle coriander leaves. Remove from heat.

Now, Bhaji is ready to be served with Pav.

To make Pav

Slice the buns (pav) in the center. In a dosa pan, smear butter. Place the buns (pav) on top of the dosa pan. Cook until pav becomes golden in color and crispy.

Now, Pav Bhaji is ready! Serve hot Bhaji with Pav along with chopped fresh onions and lemon wedges.

Note.

For a vegan recipe, simply replace butter with oil.

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