Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is the quite essential street food in Mumbai city. Nowadays it's common everywhere ,even i found this in my hometown. It's such a filling dish. Someone said Pav bhaji means bread and vegetables...Yep,it's true. This dish demands butter for sure. Perhaps it can be substituted like half the butter and half oil.. Here goes the recipe.
Ingredients :
Boiled potatoes --medium 5nos.
Bell pepper -- 1/4 th of a pepper
Boiled peas or frozen peas -- 1/4 cup
Onion -- 1/4 th of an onion
Fresh Tomatoes or canned -- 1-2 no. (half a can)
Lime juice-- 1 tsp
Salt-- as reqd
Pav bahji masala -- 2tsp+ 1 tsp for pav..
Red chilli powder -- 1 tsp
Hing-- 2 pinch
Coariander-- half a bunch
Ginger garlic paste (gg) -- 1 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
Color powder -- may b few pinches
Butter -- 4 tbsp
Pav-- bread -- as reqd




Method :
I boiled the peas,capsicum,toamtoes in the microwave for 4 minutes and grind it to a paste(also reduces cooking time). That way i cud feed my family some veggie.. :) .Next, take a wide pan and hop in the boiled potatoes , ground paste,red chilli powder(1/2 tsp),turmeric powder,gg paste(1 spoon),butter(2 tbsp) ,little water and give it a boil. Now add half the pav bhaji masala, salt,hing,coriander leaves and give it a stir.



Meanwhile, take a dosa pan add the remaining butter,pavbhaji masala,red chilli powder,onion ,gg paste,hing and fry till the raw smell goes.





Drop in this mixture into the main dish. (this is similar to thadka). cover the pan and cook till the oil oozes on the sides. Atlast add d color powder and the limejuice and give it a stir( i din't add color powder much). serve it witha piece of butter .



Now comes the pav.
In the same hot dosa pan add the butter, pav bhaji masala, a pinch of redchilli powder and fry in med low flame till the raw smell goes. Place the bread on this mixture and coat on both sides. Do the same for the remaining pav.
Place the pav along with bhaji and serve..


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