Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The ever eternal Pav Bhaji

This is the recipe one never gets tired of and it can never go wrong in any kitchen.  I personally feel that the small nuances enhances the taste of any particular dish.  And especially, this bhaji is incomplete without cauliflower, carrots,beans, capsicum and peas to name a few.  These veggies have to be present and cannot be substituted with anything else.  Again, the pav, if freshly baked, does wonders.

During my young days, we had different sources of acquiring butter. One was the traditional method where my mom used to accumulate cream and once a week, butter was churned in a mixer. There used to be a 'Nambisan butter' which used to top up the deficit of the home made. And special occasions like Pav bhaji calls for only Amul butter. Till today, for Pav to be toasted, I prefer Amul butter (although I get Danish Lurpak) and the slight crispiness and the brown crunchy taste is mind blowing. I prefer to make the bhaji simple and not very 'Masaladhar'.


Here goes my version
Ingredients:

Potatoes - 6 nos
Tomatoes - 2 big finely chopped
Carrots - 2 nos chopped
Onion - 1 big finely chopped
Capsicum - 1/2 cup chopped
Beans - 1/2 cup chopped
Peas - 1/4 cup
Cauliflower- 1/2 cauliflower into florets
Coriander leaves - 4 tbsp finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Pav bhaji masala - 3 tsp (I used MDH Pav bhaji masala)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Lemon - 2 nos.
Amul Butter

Boil potatoes, peel and keep it aside.  Cook carrots, beans, cauliflower,capsicum and keep aside.  Boil peas separately.

In a kadai, add one tablespoon butter, add jeera and the finely chopped onions. Saute it well and then add finely chopped ginger, Pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and stir well till the masalas are blended and then add the finely chopped tomatoes and allow it to cook well.  Now, add the cooked potatoes,beans,carrots capsicum and cauliflower. Add salt and mash the veggies well.  Once it is mashed, add water to bring it to bhaji consistency.  Now add the boiled peas and mix well.  If the peas is boiled alongwith other veggies, it will be mashed and will not be visible.

Now garnish with very finely chopped coriander leaves and the bhaji is all set to hold hands with the mighty pav.  Squeeze the juice of two lemons or as per taste before serving.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and  a wife who can't cook and will. ~Robert Frost

44 comments:

  1. bhaji is looking mouthwatering.nice quote

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  2. Mouth watering recipe.. looks absolutely good.. thanks for sharing !!
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  3. this is my fav...and it looks awesome...:)

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  4. Your description itself makes me drooolllll... Looks so yum.Delicious clicks :)

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  5. Recently I had paav bhajji treat and I relished it a lot :)

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  6. one of my fav.
    looks perfect and delicious dear :)

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  7. Yum ...I love this too....so tempting

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  8. Wonderful dish,now i want to eat this.....

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  9. My favorite! Pao bhaji looks absolutely yum...

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  10. Pav bhaji is my all time favourite and I can have it anytime. Looks so delicious and yummy that I feel like having it now. Wonderful presentation.

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  11. Who can ever resist this yummy dish.

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  12. A classic no-fuss one pot meal! Love it anytime, any day :)
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  13. Mouthwatering here..looks super delicious.

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  14. Sounds interesting and tempting.. Inviting picture dear.. thanks for sharing :)

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  15. This is really making drool..such a great recipe and all time fav of all:)

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  16. ooo! looks perfect- my all time fav, pav bhaji.

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  17. All time favorite... Looks so yum...

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  18. Looks delicious n yummy..soo tempting..

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  19. Pav bhaji looks delicious. my favorite

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  20. delicious. perfect one pot meal. love ur pics.

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  21. One of my favorite dish,pav bhaji looks so delicious and mouthwatering pictures.

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  22. Famous street side snacks...we love it and would eat anytime. Loved reading your post.

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  23. Dear Ms Chitchat ( or to abbreviate CCC)
    I feel great reading your note at my blog. In fact I read most of your postings and have cooked few of them, particularly the baby potato curry is amazing! You are right , Pav Bhaji is forever, I love it.
    HVE A NICE WEEK

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  24. i cannot wait to make this...love the presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

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  25. Pav bhaji looks yummy and mouthwatering. This is a perfect snacks.

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  26. what a wholesome, luscious color that is - There are bhaajis and bhaajis, yours looks delicious :) cheers, priya

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  27. I'm not familiar with Pav bhaji, but its looks so yummy..

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  28. love to have the pav bhaji..lovely presentation..
    Thanx for visiting my blog and following dear,glad to follow you as well..

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  29. Great space.. happy to follow u:)

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  30. pav bhajji is all time fav and ur dish looks very inviting... 1st time to ur blog love to follow u...

    visit my blog when u get time..
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    thanks in advance

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  31. Beautiful dish! It looks very healthy and super delicious:)

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  32. Pav bhaji is an all time fav. your version looks delicious!

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  33. wow this looks very yummy!!!
    sorry for late comment dear!!!

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  34. Yummy pav bhaji , an all time favourite..

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