Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pav Bhaji

For this week's  Blog Hop Wednesday  I am paired with Shree. As Jai was on a business trip this week I was not in a mood to try anything new, yet waned to make something that I haven't blogged so far. My search ended when I saw this recipe. As usual I adapted it  a bit to our taste. It was just  wonderful to dig into this  while  listening to  Aishwarya's update on school and friends.
Recipe adapted from shreezexperiments
For the bhaji:
Cauliflower /Beetroot - 1 cup chopped or grated
Peas - 1/2 cup
Bell peppers - 1/2  thinly sliced
carrot - 1 grated
Potato - 3 medium
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 1/2 cup finely chopped
Garlic paste-1tsp
Pav bhaji masala - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp (reduce if you do not like the bhaji hot!)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Kasuri methi-1 tsp
Black salt -1/2 tsp optional
Salt to taste
Pav or dinner rolls

For Garnishing / Serving:
Cilantro - 3 tbsp
lemon wedges

Steam cauliflower/ beetroot, peas, carrot and potato and keep aside. Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of  butter or oil,add onion and ginger garlic paste,saute till onion turns transparent and  ginger garlic paste gives a cooked smell. Now add the bell peppers and fry for a minute,then add tomatoes,salt,pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder. Saute this till tomatoes turns soft and mushy and then add all the veggies, along with 1/2  a cup of water and stir well.
Simmer for 5 min and mash with a potato masher so that all the veggies get mixed well, add butter if desired.
Add a bit of water, if you feel the bhaaji is too thick.
Simmer the bhaji  for a few mins (10 mins should do). Towards the end of 10 minutes add kasuri methi, black salt and cilatro.
Serve this along with butter toasted dinner rolls or pav, a dollop of butter,few onion slices and a squeeze of lemon
Sending this over to Radhika's


  1. Yummy and perfect...looks tempting and mouthwatering.

  2. i too love pav bhaji masala this way with lots of vegs n spices...mmmm...looks very scrumptious !!
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  3. That looks a lot like the kurma I have posted esp the color - Nice pic Vidhya :) and yummy combo!

  4. Pav bhaji looks yummy...Love the flavors in it..

  5. superb inviting pav bhaji !! love this anytime !!

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  6. Simply marvelous and delicious pic of pav bhaji.

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  7. bhaji looks delicious, nice click Vidhya..

  8. Really Yummy recipe..Would love to give it a try…Thank you so much for posting this..


  9. My kids are crazy about pav bhaji and can have it any time of the day. looks so yummy.

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  10. I love pav bhaji... n your bhaji looks so vibrant!

  11. It looks too good, Vidhya..Nice color!

  12. This is an absolute delight..:)) Lovely flavours and very tasty..

  13. An all time fav!! looks mouthwatering!!
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  14. Looks really yummy, Vidhya...Love it anytime.

  15. Just love pav bhaji anytime,well done Vidhya..

  16. looks fave street food..


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