Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pav Bhaji (Spicy vegetables with toasted buns)

       One of the most interesting combination in Indian fast food is Pav bhaji.Its healthy. loaded with vegetables and complete meal which satiates not only the hunger pangs but also the senses......full of flavors and tastes.....perfect for any day. I try and replace the buttered pav/ white buns with full grain breads.It gives the extra bite and also great on health and tastes.
Serves :6-8 people
Boiled and mashed potatoes                         4 nos
Chopped cauliflower                                    1/2 cup
Chopped beans                                            1/2 cup
Chopped capsicums                                     1 no
Shelled peas                                                 1 cup
Chopped carrots                                          1/4 cup
Chopped tomatoes                                       6 nos
Chopped onions                                          2 nos
Crushed garlic                                             1 pod
Chopped chillies                                         2 nos
Chopped coriander                                     3/4 cup
Dry red chilli                                              2-3 nos
Pav bhaji masala( curry powder)                2 tsp
Coriander powder                                      2 tsp
chilli powder                                              1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp thick                                   2 tsp
Lime juice                                                   1 tsp
Salt to taste                                    
Crush the garlic with red cillies.
Heat the oil and butter in a pan.Add the garlic mixture.Put in the onions and chillies and saute.
Now add cauliflower,carrots and beans and cover and cook till soft.
Put in the capsicums and saute.
Put in the dry spices and mix well so that the spices give out a good aroma.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook well.
Add the potatoes and add water (1 cup) and mix well.Cook.
Now put in the peas and capsicums.Add tamarind paste.
Cook well and mash a bit till the mixture gets thick.
Add the lime juice and coriander leaves.
Serve with lime wedges,chopped onions and butter on top.
Cut buns in the middle.Apply butter and cook on both side on a skillet.
Serve hot with the bhajji.

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