Paav Bhaji

We had few guests and I decided to make Paav Bhaji. It turned out very good. The recipe was from Tarla Dalal and Nupur of One Hot Stove. I refered to both pages and took good tips from both pages and went on preparing Pav Bhaji. I made Pav Bhaji Masala at home which worked out very well.

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder :

Ingredients :

Anistar Powder - 2 tsp (anistar roasted and powdered)
Black Cardamom - 1
Black Pepper - 10
Cassia Leaf/Tej Patta - 1 leaf
Red Chilli - 6
Cloves - 4
Balck Salt/Sanchal - 2tsp
Coriander - 2 tbsp
Dry Ginger - 2tsp
Dry Mango - 2tsp
Fennel- 2tsp
Turmeric- 2tsp

Dry roasted all ingredients except turmeric and powdered it in a mixer grinder. I used 2 tbsp of the above powder in making Pav Bhaji.

Pav Bhaji :
Green Bellpepper : 1
Carrot : 1/2
Cauliflower :  2cups of florets
Potatoes : 3 big
Peas : 1 cup
Tomatoes : 3 big
RedChillies : 4 (soaked in hot water)
Garlic : 4 pods
Butter : 1tbsp
Oil : 1tbsp
Pav Bhaji Masala : 1 to 2 tbsp

Preparation :
1.Pressure cook washed, peeled, and chopped potato, carrot, peas and cauliflower to 3 whistles. Separate cooked veggies from water and reserve the stock water.
2.Grind soaked redchillies with garlic to smooth paste.
3. Chop bell pepper into small pieces
4. Grind Tomatoes to smooth paste


Method :
1.Heat oil in a kadhai/pan. When oil is hot add  about 1 tbsp of garlic and redchilli paste. Sautee for few seconds. 
2. Add 1/2 tbsp of pav bhaji masala, sautee and add tomato puree. Bring to boil. When tomato paste becomes thick like sauce add cooked vegetables. Using a potato masher mash vegetables. Mix veggies with tomato puree..add stock water as and when required. Add Pav Bhaji Masala, salt and bring the mixture to boil.
3. Taste the bhaji and adjust salt and pav bhaji masala till you get a taste required. Add a blob of butter on top and simmer it for 15-20 mins with intermittent mixing..

Chopped Onions, Chopped Coriander Leaves, Wedges of Lemon, Pav Buns, Bhaji
The left over chilli garlic paste is generously spread on pav bun. Toasted it on hot tava using as much butter you want.
Serve Hot with Bhaji and Chopped Onions, coriander leaves and lemon wedges.




YUMMMYYY.......U make me drool :-( good to see the ingredients for pav bhaji masala powder listed out ... especially in today's world of ready made mixes .

notyet100 said...

back to back two posts,..good gng,just saw mint pulao at taste of mysore and after a minute pav bhaji at cookin station,.....:-) thnks for the recipe of pavbhaji masala, time i prepare pav bhaji gonna try this recipe ,....gng to chk out mint pulao.///

sowmya's creative saga said...

This is the simplest and yummiest dish when you have guests..and all time favo..looks yummy..

anupriya said...

thanks for sharing the masala.will try n tell u soon.

Sukanya said...

Pav Bhaji is always a hit with guests. Quick to cook and good to eat. Looks yummy LG

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n mouthering yaar... i liked it

Premyscakes said...

It looks simple and very easy to prepare, but very yummy at last with simple efforts.

Priya said...

Yummy am drooling over them...lovely n delicious all time favourite..

SMN said...

This looks so yumm my all tim efav

Vanamala Hebbar said...

wow wonderful...i used readymade
will try to make homemade pav bhaji powder.

Cardamom said...

A classic! Nupur's recipe works really well...I also like the recipe of the pav bhaji masala....will come in handy when I run out of it.

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Madhu said...

U made pav bhaji pudi at home, wonderful..looks mouthwatering Lakshmi. Pav bhajis are always a bit hit...

Uj said...

Have always used Everest Pav Bhaji masala... Loved your recipe to make the masala at home..Will come handy! Thanks for posting

Vandana Rajesh said...

yummy gr8 looking pav bhaji...feeling hungry already

Shreya said...

I love Pav bhaji. Awesome recipe.. will try soon:-)

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indosungod said...

a perfect snack, brings a smile to the face anytime.

Paru ... said...

Looks very yummm..

Preety said...

pav bhaji is one of my fav ..we lived for more than 10 years in to have them there anytime of the day..never tried at home..thanks for sharing the recipe