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Recipe for Pav Bhaji

Recipe for Pav Bhaji

(Ref: RCP158)

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Pav Bhaji is a famous chaat item in India typically served on the streets but also available in the Restaurants. Pav is nothing but soft Buns and Bhaji is spicy Vegetable Curry.



Preparation Time:

15 mins

Cooking Time:

30 mins


Potatoes peeled and cubed - 3
 Cauliflower chopped - 1 Cup
 Green Beans chopped - ½ Cup
 Green Peas fresh or frozen - ½ Cup
 Carrots chopped - ½ Cup
 Oil - 3 tbsp
 Butter - 3 tbsp 
 Green Chillies finely chopped - 2
 Ginger grated - 1 tbsp
 Garlic grated - 1 tbsp
 Onions finely chopped - 1
 Tomatoes chopped - 3
 Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
 Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
 Salt - 2 tsp
 Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tbsp
 Lemon Juice - 1tbsp
 Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) for garnishing
 White soft buns or Pav - 6


• Place all the Vegetables in a pan and add just enough Water to cover the Vegetables and cook(around 2 Cups).

• After all the Vegetables are tender, drain the excess Water and slightly mash the Vegetables and keep it aside.

• Heat Oil in a pan, add Green Chillies, Ginger, Garlic and fry for few seconds.

• Then add Onions and saute for about a min

• Add Tomatoes, Red Chilli Powder, Pav Bhaji Masala and Turmeric. Mix well.

• Add the mashed Vegetables, Salt and mix well. Add some Water to adjust the consistency.

• Garnish with Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) and Lemon Juice. Bhaji is ready.

• Next cut the Buns into half and toast them with some Butter on a hot skillet till they are golden brown.

• Serve these toasted Buns with hot Bhaji. Generally Bhaji is topped with some finely chopped raw Onions and a piece of Lemon.

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