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Plain n Simple Pav Bhaji Recipe

Plain n Simple Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 3 - Big potatoes.
  • a handful - green peas.
  • 1 - Grated carrot.
  • 1 - Finely chopped/grated capsicum.
  • 2 - Finely chopped jalapenos (optional)| Other ingredients:
  • 3/4-1 tin - Organic Tomato sauce.
  • 2 tbsp - Pav bhaji masala powder.
  • 1 tbsp - Kashmiri Red Chilli powder.
  • 2 tbsp - Butter.
  • 1 tsp - Cumin.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish.
  • 1 tbsp - Lemon juice.
  • Pav buns (sweet dinner rolls or Potato buns).
  • Butter - 100 g- to toast the buns.
  • How to Make Plain n Simple Pav Bhaji:

    1. Pressure cook the carrot, peas, cauliflower and potatoes together for 3-4 whistles.
    2. Take out the vegetables and drain the water.
    3. Reserve the drained water.
    4. Now mash the vegetables and keep aside.
    5. Heat two tbsps of butter in a tava and splutter the cumin. Now add the ginger paste, jalapenos and finely chopped capsicum and saute for a few more minutes.
    6. Now add the chilli powder and paav bhaji masala and saute for 3 minutes.
    7. Now add tomato puree and a little butter.
    8. Cook on medium-high heat until the oil begins to separate.
    9. Now add the mashed vegetables, the reserved vegetable water, and the salt and mix well.
    10. Now with a masher or the back of a ladle, mash the vegetables extremely well.
    11. Now boil the mixture and then simmer for another 20 minutes until the vegetables are really tender.
    12. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    13. Add the lime juice and tiny bits of butter.
    14. Toast the paav buns lightly with some butter and serve with bhaji.


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