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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Pav Bhaji

Hi friends, i know i am bit late this time too to post the recipe. But i do have a valid reason, for which you should really forgive me. Well , its all because of my little princess Trisa's 3rd birthday party. The party went very well. All our friends and kutti's really had great time. Just can't belive that she is 3. Time runs so fast. Think i have a valid reason for my delay. Well no more delay, here is the recipe of Pav Bhaji. Pav bhaji is one of the fav dish of many. Pav means the bun, and Bhaji means "The mixed vegetables flavoured with spices" which makes any one feel hungry and grab their piece. Well, you can have it has a snack or even few like to have it for dinner. Just have it your way, and is the recipe just for you....

Ingredients :
Bun ( Pav ) - 6 - 7 or even more.
Big Onion - 2 ( medium size ) ( Chopped finely)
Tomatoes - 2 ( chopped)
Potato - 1-2
Carrots - 1 ( Peeled and chopped)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup ( Chopped)
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup ( Chopped)
Green peas - 1/4 cup ( If you are using frozen then you can use it directly)
Butter - 5 tsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tsp
pav bhaji masala - 2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- 2 tsp ( Chopped)
Salt - To taste

Preparation :

* First take the potato and steam cook ( Then peel and mash it ) . Keep it aside.
* Then take a vessel add the carrots, peas ( If you are using fresh peas), cauliflower, cabbage together, add water and steam cook it. ( mash it roughtly) . Do not make it into paste, but mash well.
* Now take a pan, add oil and add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown. * Then add the ginger and garlic paste, pav bhaji masala and turmeric powder, mix well and fry for new more mins. ( If you could not get pav bhaji masala, but still wish to do it, then add the instead add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala....but remember do this if you really could not get pav bhaji masala at you place. It may not taste as pav bhaji masala, but could really do a good alternative) * Add the tomatoes and fry for few mins.
* Now add the mashed potatoes and the vegetables to the onion.( If you are using the frozen peas, then add it now along with the mashed vegetables) * Mix well, add 1 tsp of butter and salt to taste and mix well, and cook for 5 mins.
* Now the bhaji is ready add the chopped coriander leaves, and keep it aside in a bowl.
* Then cut all the pav( Bun) into two (horizondally). * Take another flat pan heat it and add 1 tsp butter , and now rub the buns not more than 1/2 mins. ( This is just to make the surface crisp). * Do the same for all the buns that are cut. ( Rub to the side which is cut).
* Now apply a thin layer of the bhaji to the crispy part of the bun and place the other piece to the top.
Hmmmmmm...............ENJOY yours......


  1. Happy Birthday to your little princess! And you are excused! :-)
    The pav Bhaji looks like a flavourful vegetable burger.

    Angie's Recipes

  2. Hi Lavanya..

    First time here..wonderful blog!!!
    Nice Pav bhaji..following u.

  3. Hi there, First time here, Pav bhaji looks delicious.Its my favorite. I also have a blog post for this. Visit me some it me :) I will keep visiting

  4. haha, thanks Angie. And thanks for excusing me...........

  5. Thanks Sree. Welcome to my place. And thanks for following spice-india.

  6. Thanks Humaira. Keep visiting........

  7. Belated B'day wishes to ur kutty..Pav bhaji is my favorite evening snack back in India..Whenever I go Coimbatore I will definitly get these on my back from Krishna Sweets near Kanana Department Store.Really missing all my comfort food here...:(

  8. Birthday wishes to the little princess dear. Pav Bhaji came out so good. Great recipe.

  9. Thanks viki for ur wonderful comments and your wishes.

  10. Hi Balakrishna Saraswathy, nice to hear that u like pav Bhaji. I know how much we miss india and the Comfort food. Its an easy recipe, so try ourself , may be that woul make you little better dear.......Thanks 4 ur wonderful comments. Do visit again.

  11. nice step by step clicks,looks delicious.

  12. Great really doing a good job. Helping people like me to inspire cooking. Being a Bachelor...i find your site very useful, with step by step instructions and pictures. Keep rocking

  13. hi my kitchen , thanks for popping in and for your wonderful comments too.....

  14. Hi Arvind , thank you so much, i am glad i was bit of a help. And also happy to read your words . Thank you so much.........