Pav Bhaaji

Its that perfect tangy-spicy veggi with the most soft and buttery bread one can get! PAV BHAAJI makes for a great snack as well as a stand alone meal! At my place its generally served either at lunch or for dinner!
I don’t remember that when was the first time that I tasted Pav Bhaaji! But what I remember is I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous dish! Its packed with a million flavours, is super rich in taste and the butter… (Salivating while writing😜) is just heavenly!!
Make this and I’m sure everyone will love it!

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Pav Bhaaji

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetables (cauliflower, beans, peas & carrots)- chopped, boiled and mashed coarsely
  • 2/3 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup diced capsicum
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 200 ml (ready made) tomato puree or 1 1/2 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 4-5 tsp Pav Bhaaji masala ( buy any good brand masala from the grocery store)
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chillies(sliced) to garnish
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 150 gm butter

How to make it

  1. In a skillet heat the oil along with 50gm butter. Drop in the onions and sauté till golden brown.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for another minute.
  3. Add the (ready made)tomato puree and sauté for another 2 minutes. If using tomatoes then sauté till the oil separates.
  4. Add in the capsicum and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the salt and Pav Bhaaji masala and sauté for a minute.
  6. Drop in all the vegetables along with a cup of water, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the remaining butter and give it a quick stir and mash the vegetables a little with the help of a vegetable mash.
  8. Sprinkle the lemon juice and the green chillies.
  9. Serve hot with a dollop of butter and some butter toasted Pavs ( bread).

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