|Spicy Pav n Bhaji- the 'dream snacks'.|
Ingredients: Preparation for 4 people
Potato ( medium sized 4 nos.),
Carrot ( medium sized 2 nos.),
Green peas( 50 gms.),
Tomatoes( medium sized 3 nos., grated),
Onions ( medium sized 3 nos, grated),
Capsicum ( 1 medium sized grated ),
Cauliflower ( 1 medium sized grated),
Pav bhaji masala [a special blend of chilly, coriander, black pepper, dry mango, cloves, taj, black salt, salt, cardamom, fennel seeds, cumin, curry leaves ] available in standard brands in the market.
Butter ( 50 gms.)
Coriander leaves for garnishing,
Lime juice for garnishing,
Green chillies for garnishing,
Salt as per taste.
Procedure: The procedure is very simple and quite easy if followed meticulously.
Step1: All the vegetables potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, green peas should be boiled . Tomatoes, onions, capsicum should be grated into smaller pieces as shown in the picture. Keep the vegetables aside.
|Mash the boiled potatoes|
Step 2: The potatoes should be boiled and mashed as shown in the picture.
|Cook all the vegetables|
Step3: Heat oil in a container. Dash the onions, tomatoes, capsicum , ginger-garlic paste in it and cook till the vegetables becomes soft. Add the mashed potatoes and also the other vegetables- cauliflower, green peas, carrots in it. Mix well with the help of a spatula and mix 4 teaspoons of the Pav bhaji masala in it. Cook till the entire content becomes an even mixture and the color of the pav bhaji masala should dominate. You will enjoy a mind boggling flavor which will emit from the mixture prepared. The combined essence of all the vegetables will really enhance your appetite. Add 1/2 cup of water in the content and cook well so that the mixture should have a nice gravy appearance. Texture of Pav bhaji should be of thick gravy type. The boiled potatoes will dominate the texture of the gravy.
After the bhaji is cooked, you may remove it to a serving bowl. Chop coriander leaves, onions and extract lime juice for the final garnishing and nice presentation. It's always advisable to add a dollop of butter on the bhaji before serving it with hot bread ( pav bread which is commonly available in all food stores). Enjoy this dish with your family and friends and experience the taste which makes India crazy. Pav bhaji , the simple Indian snacks - simply irresistible!