Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Pav bhaji rekdi style

This recipe is not only easy but also tasty like street side pav bhaji. For the real taste of street food, try this at home and you will love it.

Serves: 2
Capsicum: 1 medium
Onion: 1 medium to large
Tomato: 2-3 large
Potato: 1 large
Green peas: 1/2 cup
Garlic paste: 2 table spoon
Pav bhaji masala: 2 table spoon
Red chili powder: 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Lime juice: as per taste
Red color (optional)
Coriander for garnish
Butter: 2 large spoon
Oil: 1 large spoon
To eat with Pav or bread slices

Wash, peel and fine chop onions. Wash and fine chop capsicum and tomato. Make garlic paste. Boil, peel and mash potato. Boil peas or if you are using frozen, defrost it. Wash and fine chop coriander.

Heat the pan, add oil and butter enough to cook vegetables. Add half of garlic paste and let it cook for 1 minutes. Add red chili powder and let it release red color in the oil. Add capsicum and stir for 2-3 minutes or until capsicum's are soft.
Add tomatoes and cook until its soft. Add Potato and green peas and keep mashing with a masher. Let it mix for a while. Add salt to taste and pav bhaji masala. Little bit of turmeric and mix well also keep meshing. You can add a bit red color at this stage if you want.

Heat another pan, add oil and butter, once its hot add garlic and let it cook for 1 minute. Add red chili powder and pav bhaji masala. Add Onions and cook until onions are soft. Mix well.
Add onions in the main pan and add little water on the pan with onions and let it take all stuck oil and masala and let water fall in the main pan.

Add salt to taste. Top it up with little butter.

Now keep meshing till all vegetables are mixed well and you can not identify any vegetables or use hand blender and churn all the vegetables.
Add lemon juice to taste and adjust salt and pav bhaji masala. Add more butter if the need be.

Heat it until bhaji starts to boil. Add more water if bhaji is too thick. Garnish with coriander.

For side salad, fine chop onion and tomato and add lime juice, salt and red chili powder. Add it on top of bhaji when you serve or in side.

Apply butter on pav surface and toast it slightly on hot tava. Serve hot.

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