Pav bhaji is best hurried meal of all times… Making chapatis gets very tuft at times, as first knead the dough then generally we tend to eat hot chapatis only, so you have to wait will we are having the meal to prepare them.. So when I am too lazy to make the dough and chapatis, Pav bhaji is what comes to my mind.. A wholesome meal which is truly delicious..
Preparation Time:- 15 mins | Cooking Time:- 20 mins | Serves:- 3 people
- 1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
- 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
- 3 medium sized onions finely chopped or grated
- 4 medium sized tomatoes pureed
- 4 boiled potatoes mashed
- 1/2 cup capsicum finely chopped
- 1 1/2 table spoon pav bhaji masala
- 1/2 tea spoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
- 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder (haldi)
- salt to taste
- 4 table spoon butter
- 4 to 6 cloves garlic (lehsun) minced
- 8 pavs
- 2 table spoon butter
Boil the cauliflower and carrot with a pinch of salt till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.
Heat 2 table spoon butter in a large pan, add the onion and capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.
Add the tomatoes. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, and salt and cook till the oil separates.
Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.
Now add the remaining 2 table spoon butter and mix properly. Fry for another 5 minutes.
Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side.
Heat a tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.
- Serve hot with finely chopped onions, lemon wedges and a dash of butter.
- Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
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