Plain n Simple Pav Bhaji

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 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

  • Pressure cook the carrot, peas, cauliflower and potatoes together for 3-4 whistles.
  • Take out the vegetables and drain the water.
  • Reserve the drained water.
  • Now mash the vegetables and keep aside.
  • 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.
  • Now add the chilli powder and paav bhaji masala and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Now add tomato puree and a little butter.
  • Cook on medium-high heat until the oil begins to separate.
  • Now add the mashed vegetables, the reserved vegetable water, and the salt and mix well.
  • Now with a masher or the back of a ladle, mash the vegetables extremely well.
  • Now boil the mixture and then simmer for another 20 minutes until the vegetables are really tender.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Add the lime juice and tiny bits of butter.
  • Toast the paav buns lightly with some butter and serve with bhaji.

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