Pav Bhaji is a famous street food dish in India made from a range of curried vegetables and spices, served with a pan-fried, heavily buttered bread roll, and garnished with lemon seasoned onions.
The main veggies in this dish are potatoes, peppers, peas, carrots, onions, tomatoes and chillies.
This recipe is a simplified version but equally yum! Hope you enjoy this as much as I do! Don’t forget to tag me or send me your recreations if you make this. I would love to share!
Serves 4 | 1 hour |
- 2 medium sized potatoes (diced)
- 1 cup cauliflower (minced)
- 1 cup carrot (chopped)
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1/2 cup capsicum (minced)
- 2 cups of tomatoes (chopped or grated)
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1-2 green chillies chopped
- 5-6 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1.5 tbsp of ginger (minced)
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 tbsp pav bhaji masala
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 3 tbsp amul ghee or butter
- Square buns sliced and buttered
- In a pressure cooker, add the potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, green peas and 2.5 cups of water. Pressure cook until completely cooked and soft, set aside. This will take 5-7 whistles (15 mins)
- In a large pan, add the ghee or butter. As it melts, add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.
- Add onions, and stir until golden brown.
- Add garlic and ginger, stir again until fragrant.
- Add chillies, stir for 1-2mins
- Add tomatoes and place on a low simmer to cook for about 5-10mins
- Add the capsicum, and let it cook for another 5-10 mins until tender
- Sprinkle turmeric, red chilli powder and pav bhaji masala. Give it a nice stir until it’s all thoroughly blended.
- Now add the cooked veggies in the pressure cooker along with any remaining water, and mash it all together with a potato masher.
- Add salt to taste as per required
- Let it cook on low to medium heat for another 10 mins
- Toast the square buns in the meanwhile, on a hot pan (this will make it soft and crispy)
- Once ready, place the bhaji inside the buns (pav) and serve with lemon seasoned onions and coriander.
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