Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Description –

This recipe of bhaji is delicious and healthy. It can be made at kids birthday party, kitty party or simply at no occasion and can be enjoyed in any season. Can be best made in winters with all the fresh vegetables available.

(Misal Pav Recipe)
Preparation Time – 15- 20 Mins
Cooking Time – 30 Mins

Ingredients –
• 4 Medium size Tomatoes
• 2 Medium size Potatoes
• ½ Cup Peas
• ½ Cup grated Cabbage
• ½ Cup grated Cauliflower
• ½ Cup grated Capsicum
• 1 -2 Carrots(preferably red)
• 1 Tbsp Everest Bhaji masala
• 2 Tsp Red Chili or as per taste
• Salt to taste
• 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
• Water as required
• 4 Tbsp Oil
• 4-5 Tbsp Butter

Method –
• Wash all vegetables well.
• Peel n roughly chop potatoes and carrots.
• Boil together potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and peas with little water and salt to taste.
• Separate excess water from the boiled vegetables which can be later used as a stock to adjust the consistency of bhaji.
• Separate tomatoes from the vegetables and mash the remaining vegetables.
• Cool down and peel the tomatoes and puree.
• In a wok heat 3 Tbsp oil and add tomato puree to it. Cook the puree until it turns dark red in colour and oil is separated.
• In a separate wok heat 1 Tbsp of oil and sauté finely grated cauliflower, cabbage and capsicum. Make sure the vegetables do not lose its crunch.
• In a tomato puree add mashed vegetables and sauted vegetables (capsicum and cabbage) and mix well.
• Add bhaji masala, red chili powder, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
• Add water/stock as per consistency and let it simmer for about 12-15mins on a low flame, stir once or twice in between.
• Add butter to the bhaji in the end and mix well.
• Serve bhaji with pav accompanied with finely chopped onion and halved lemon. Add butter to the top as per taste.

Tips and Tricks –
• Cooks best in a heavy bottom or a non-stick pan/kadai.
• Always adjust spices and lemon juice as per your taste.
• Use of fresh peas gives a better taste. If not available, frozen peas can also be used.
• Instead of boiling peas along with potato and carrots, it can also be sauted with cabbage and cauliflower for the crunch to remain in peas.

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