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Pav Bhaji

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 30-40 mins


Potatoes – 3 diced small
Cauliflower – 2 cups, finely chopped
Frozen Green Peas – 1 cup
Frozen Carrots – ½ cup
Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Water – 2 cups
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Butter – 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Hing (Asofoetida) – pinch
Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp (to taste)
Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
Garlic – 2 tsp, minced
Ginger – 2 tsp, minced
Tomato Sauce/ Paste – ½ cup (1/2 of 8 oz. can)

Pav Bhaji Masala – 4 tsp (to taste) (Can buy it from Indian grocery store)

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp


1. In a pressure cooker, add Potatoes, Cauliflower, Green Peas, Carrots, Salt, Haldi (Turmeric) and Water and mix well.

2. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and remove pressure after 2 minutes. It it cool for about 15 mins.

3. Heat butter in a non-stick pan.

4. Add Jeera (Cumin seeds) and allow it to sputter.

5. Add Hing (Asafoetida) and Red Chili Powder.

6. Add Onions, Garlic and Ginger – stir well.

7. Cook until oil starts to separate.

8. Add Tomato sauce/paste and mix well.

9. Cook for 2 mins.

10. Add Pav Bhaji Masala and Dhania (Coriander) Powder – mix well and cook for 1 minute.

11. Add Vegetables and lightly mash.

12. Add Lemon Juice and adjust Salt/Chili Powder/Pav Bhaji Masala.

13. Cook for 10 minutes on a slow flame. Garnish it with Cilantro, chopped raw Onions, and a squeeze of Lime juice.

For Garnishing:

Lemon Juice – ½ tsp (to taste)

Cilantro and Onions– chopped

Serve this vegetable dish with Pav or buns. Use butter roasted buns.

Have a good time eating this dish. :)

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Pav Bhaji is a wonderful one pot meal. Pav means bread and Bhaji means vegetables. Here is the recipe of Pav Bhaji.

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