Pav Bhaji is a popular street food in India. The word ‘Bhaji’ refers to the the blend of all the vegetables, making it a healthy dish item. The bhaji is served with bun or breads, popularly referred as ‘Pav’. This dish, is special in taste and as it is not very spicy, is suitable for people of all age groups.
Vegetables like, carrots, french beans, green peas, cauliflower, potato, capsicum
6 long or round buns
2 finely chopped onion
Ginger and garlic paste
2-3 finely chopped tomato
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp pav bhaji powder (available in most of the Indian grocery shops)
Finely chopped coriander
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp dry mango powder or lemon juice
Salted butter (to roast the buns)
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
Wash all the chopped vegetable properly and boil them until soft.
In the meantime, heat a little oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
Mix the ginger and garlic paste to it and stir it for 2-3 minutes.
Add finely chopped onions and let it cook till the onions turn golden brown in color.
Now add chopped tomato (or tomato puree), pav bhaji powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to the above mixture. Stir all the ingredients and let it cook for around 5 minutes.
Once the above ingredients get cooked properly, add all the boiled vegetables to it. Mash it to mix them well with the masala. Let it now cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
Slice the long buns horizontally to make it look attractive. Add a little butter on a pan, and roast the sliced buns in the butter, till it turns a little crispy.
* Squeeze a little lemon juice on the bhaji and garnish it with coriander. The bhaji is ready to be served hot with the crispy buns.