Pav Bhaji

One of the most indelible joyful moments of any mother would be seeing her children relish the healthy food prepared by her. Serving home-made whole wheat pav bread with mixed vegetables curry (bhaji) to my family is one such moment that I wish to cherish forever. If we serve oven-fresh flavorful pav breads with delectable bhaji to our children, then there is no need for them to visit an eatery for a plateful of high caloric pav bhaji which is a major cause of juvenile obesity nowadays.

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We can make delicious restaurant-style bhaji easily at home and it can be served with any bread, roti, or rice.

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Let’s look into the recipe for bhaji usually served as a side for pav breads; you may also click on the link to find my detailed recipe for whole wheat pav bread.IMG_3394 Pav Bhaji
Time taken: 30 min.
Yields: 3 cups (600 ml)
Ingredients :

  1. Any neutral oil – 2 tsp
  2. Onion – 1 No.
  3. Tomatoes – 2 Nos.
  4. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – Â½ tsp
  6. Vegetables:
    • Potato – 1 No.
    • Beetroot – 1 No. (used for its deep red color)
    • Capsicum – 1 No.
    • Carrot – 1 No.
    • Cauliflower florets – a few
    • Fresh peas – a handful
  7. Salt – 1 tsp
  8. Pav bhaji masala – Â½ tsp ( I used Everest brand)
  9. Butter – 1 tsp

For grinding:

  1. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  2. Garlic – 5 Nos.

For garnishing :

  1. Chopped coriander leaves
  2. Onion rings
  3. Boiled peas
  4. Butter

Cooking procedure:

  • Wash vegetables, chop them into small chunks and keep aside.
  • Chop onion & tomatoes finely and keep aside.

pre Pav Bhaji

  • Grind ginger & garlic into a paste after adding little water.

gg Pav Bhaji

  • Heat a pressure cooker with neutral oil in medium flame.
  • Add chopped onion and saute until translucent.
  • Grind ginger & garlic after adding some water.
  • Add tomatoes followed by ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder & turmeric powder and saute until tomatoes turned mushy.
  • Add chopped vegetables and mix well.
  • Pour water (150 ml) and add salt into the cooker.
  • Pressure cook the vegetables (simmer for 10 min. after bringing to high pressure).
  • When the pressure is released, mash cooked vegetables using potato masher.
  • Add pav bhaji masala and mix well.
  • Pour hot water (50 ml) and bring it to a boil.
  • Add butter and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, onion rings & boiled peas before serving.

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How to serve pav bhaji:
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  1. Looks great! I’m going to try it this weekend. The details in each of the pictures show your passion for cooking and sharing!!

    1. Pav bhaji masala is so flavorful but not as pungent as Goda masala. It is a mildly spiced & pleasantly flavored masala liked by everyone, hope you could very well source this as well !

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