Introduction: Pav Bhaji
This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. just you have to go to a nearby store to get the 'Pav Bhaji Masala' that is the special spice to bring the flavor (Masala means spice). Pav is actually the buns. Bhaji is the vegetables cooked with spice."
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Step 1: Ingredients
2 Medium Onion
1 Small potato
1/2 cup Green Pepper cubed
1/2 cup Green peas
1 small carrot
4 Cloves of Garlic
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Ketchup (optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbs Pav Bhaji Masala
Salt to taste
Small lump of jaggery or pinch of sugar
Step 2: Making
Chop onions and green chillies. while cutting onions try to prevent tears from your eyes.:)
Step 3: Boling
Boil potatoes. Unpeeling boiled potatoes is much easier. I have not taken it in image shown here, but along with potatoes, also boil peas, tomatoes, chopped cauliflower, capsicum (green pepper) and carrot (if available).usually we had to put all this at once in a pressure-cooker. (Iusually boil an extra potato so it can slice and eat it after spraying it with some salt and black pepper)
Step 4: Mashing
Mash the mixture of potatoes and the other boiled vegetables of step 2. The resultant paste is called gravy (is that correct spelling?). This mashing business is the toughest part as it requires quite some effort. Make sure peas are mashed as much as possible.
Step 5: Next
The gravy should look like this after mashing. The more liquidish, the better.
Step 6: Frying
Fry onions and chillies, alongwith a tinge of asafoetida (hing) and cumin seeds(jeera). You can fry it in oil or butter. Wait till onions turn yellowish.
Step 7: Mixing
Add gravy and sufficient water to the pan. Heat on medium gas for 15-20 minutes. Keep stirring. Add approximate quantities of these spices (masalas) - salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander cumin powder (dhana jeeru), garam masala and Pav-bhaji masala. Bhaji is ready if it tastes right!
Step 8: Thats It!
Add Amul butter (or any other) and cilantro (kothmir) as a topping. A few drops from squishing a lemon will add to the taste. Just heat with butter on a medium gas