I am yet to see one who is not fond of this street food.Just the mention of the name has me salivating big time.We had one of our friend coming home for a game of carrom and I wanted to make these chatpat pav bhaji.
Butter-3 -4 table spoon
Tomato puree-2 cups
Beans- a few
Green peas-1/4 cup
Cauliflower florets-1 cup
Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds- 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder-1 tea spoon
Red chilli powder-2 tea spoon
Cumin powder-1 1/2 tea spoon
Corriander powder-1 tea spoon
A branded pav bhaji masala- 1-2 tea spoon
Lemon slices- a few
Chopped onion- for sides
Chopped cilantro-2table spoon
Pav ( kind of bread) slices- as many as you wish.I used the old fashioned dinner rolls
Butter- for toasting the pav
1.Finely chop onion, beans, carrots, capsicum and cauliflower florets.
2.Pressure cook the potatoes and peas giving it 2 whistles and set aside to cool.
3.Melt butter in a cooking pan,splutter cumin seeds and fry onions until light brown.
4.Add the ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell gives away
5.Add the chopped capsicum, carrot, beans one by one in that order and fry until cooked, but crisp and crunchy.
6.Add the cauliflower florets and green peas and continue to fry
7.Peel the potato skin and roughly mash the potatoes with hands and drop them int he cooking pan
8.Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, corriander powder,chilli powder and mix until the masala powder coats the veggies.
9.Add the tomato puree and continue to cook the veggies and when the veggies are cooked half way through, use a masher to mash the veggies ( if not the veggies, atleast the potatoes).
10.When the tomato puree thickens along with the veggies, add pav bhaji masala, salt and continue to give it a light boil.
11.Switch off and remove from stove when the whole veggie gravy thickens slightly.
12.Heat a skillet and smear a lavish amount of butter and toast the pav slices.
13.Serve the pav slices and the bhaji with a side accompaniment of mixed chopped onion, cilantro and lemon wedges.
Bhaji serves: 4-5
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This dish is off to “RCI-Mumbai” hosted by Kitchen Chronicles. RCI series is originally started by Veggie Cuisine.
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