Pav Bhaji

Ingredients :

8 pavs (squarish soft buns about 4″ x 5″ size) butter to shallow fry.

For Bhaji

1 capsicum chopped fine

2 onions chopped fine

2 tomatoes chopped fine

2 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (beans, carrots, cauliflower, potota, beans, bottle gourds, etc.) 1/2 cup shelled peas

2 tbsp. butter

2 tsp. pavbhaji masala

1 1/2 tsp. chilli powder 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp. sugar

salt to taste

1 cup water (in which vegetables were boiled) 1/2 tsp. each ginger grated, garlic crushed juice of 1/2 lemon.

To Garnish :

1 tbsp. coriander chopped

1 onion chopped small pieces of lemon

Method :

Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.

Mash them coarsely after draining.

Heat butter in a pan.

Add ginger-garlice, capsicum, onion, tomatoes.

Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.

Add pavbhaji masala , chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.

Bring to boil.

Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with masala, in between.

Add lemon juice, stir.

Garnish with chopped coriander and a block of butter.

For Pavs :

Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book).

Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.

Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.

Making time : 30 mins. (excl. pressure cooking time)

Serve : 4 (2 pavs each)

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