Pav Bhaji

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Pav Bhaji is a popular street food snack that is enjoyed in major parts of India. Learn how to make it at home with this simple recipe.

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  • 10 - pavs
  • 1 - large potato, boiled and mashed slightly
  • 2 cups - mixed boiled vegetables
  • 1 - large onion, chopped
  • 1.5 cups - chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup - tomato puree
  • 1 cup - sliced capsicum
  • 1 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 2-3 - green chillies, chopped finely ( or as per taste)
  • 2-3 - cloves garlic
  • 2 inch - grated ginger (or 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste )
  • 2 tbsp - pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp - black salt (optional)
  • Butter to cook
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Pav Bhaji

  • Heat about 3-4 tbsp of butter, add onions and saute them till soft. Add capsicum and saute for another min. Add ginger and garlic along with chillies. Saute another 2 min.
  • Add the tomatoes and mix well, till soft.
  • Add the puree along with the spices (including black salt if used) and mix well another 5-10 mins till the raw smell of the puree goes away. Season with salt.
  • Add the boiled vegetables along with the potatoes, mix well and if the gravy is thick add little water.
  • Let it come to a boil and then reduce and let it warm in simmer.
  • Meanwhile heat a non-stick pan and grease it with butter.
  • Take a bun/pav, slice it in half and cook with butter until lightly brown on both the sides.
  • Serve hot with the bhaji (gravy), garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.
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