Pav Bhaji

By Sindhura Kalita - 5:11 AM

Sometimes it is really very upsetting to see that someone from South Africa or Nigeria tries to hack your account. I don't understand their ideology behind doing such cheap things for a non profit blogger account. How many of you have had this experience? I was also a prey of this hacking attempt and it took 2 days to get my account retrieved and avail additional security options. So guys this is just a heads up to you all and to beware you all from this stupid act.
All is well now... Let's get on the road back and ride on it in a full swing. I like Pav bhaji..... For matter of fact... I should question as to who doesn't????? Buttery buns with mashed potatoes boiled in a spicy mix and with lemon wedges......(yum yum...)gives your taste buds a run wanting for more... I am a big street food lover...absolute junkie....I pick up anything that's veg and eat.... On a side note I give equal weight to taste and quality....:)
Pav Bhaji was on my to prepare list for a very long time..But I couldn't because of the shifts and Dal Chawal was more comforting to me after a night shift. Last Sunday, I prepared this and totally in love with this mildly spiced street food...You can toast your buns with butter but I don't want the calories sitting up on the waist line.. So butter was opted out.
PAV BHAJI
 
INGREDIENTS
Pav bread- 1 Pac- 6 buns
Butter- 1 tbsp
Vegetables- 3 cups chopped (Carrots, beans, cauliflower, potatoes, capsicum and tomatoes)
Pav Bhaji Masala -1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder- 1 tsp
Salt- as per taste
Onion - 1 big chopped
Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
Coriander- 1 small bunch chopped.
Turmeric powder- 1 pinchSugar- 1 pinchGaram Masala- 1 tsp
Oil- 1 tsp
PROCEDURE






































In a pressure cooker, add all the vegetables(except capsicum) and pressure cook till 4 whistles. Once the pressure is removed, strain excess water (if any) and reserve that vegetable stock for later use.Mash all the vegetables with a ladle and keep it aside. Heat oil and butter in a cooking pan. Add onions and saute for 1-2 mins. Now add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell subsides. Add capsicum and saute for a min or two. Add the spice powders and mix all the ingredients well. 
Add mashed veg mixture to your cooking pan and keep stirring this mixture. Ensure that all the spices and the mashed mixture are well combined. Add vegetable stock and adjust salt.  If you haven't added Pav Bhaji masala along with the spice powders. It's time for you to add it now.
Incase if you want to adjust any spices, you can do it when the mixture is runny as it perfectly absorbs and blends. Add sugar and allow this mixture to cook for 3-4 mins. Once you get desired consistency, add coriander. Switch off and transfer the contents into a serving bowl.



Serve this Bhaji with toasted butter buns and chopped onions with a lemon wedge.....

My Notes:
I pressure cooked tomatoes. Alternatively you can add them to sauted onion and ginger garlic mixture and cook them till mushy.
Cauliflower is optional. But I love too many vegetables on my plate and protein packed food.. So I have added cauliflower and also Rajma (Rajma soaked overnight and boiled with vegetables). 

Toast the buns with butter and do not omit butter from the ingredients list.. Else you can settle like me with buttered bhaji and no toast buns.


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  1. So sorry to learn that your account was hacked Chaitra. Wonder what these guys gain by doing these kind of things! Hope it will never happen to you again.

    The pav bhaji looks so delish :)

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