Pav Bhaji

This is a dish relished for breakfast, snack or dinner.  A mixed vegetable side dish served with Indian bread called “Pav” is very popular in Maharashtra, India.

Time Required: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4

Pav Bhaji

250gms Potatoes
1 Big Capsicum
1 Big Onion
6 – 8 Garlic Pods
1 Cup Tomato Puree
1 Cup Beans and Carrots pieces
2tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
1tbsp Red Chili Paste or
1tsp Red Chili Powder
2tbsp Butter
Salt to taste

To Serve:
8 Pav
Butter for toasting and topping the Bhaji
Chopped Coriander Leaves
Chopped Onions
Lemon slices

Boil Potatoes, Beans and Carrot separately and keep aside.  Peel Potatoes and mash it along with Beans and Carrot and keep it aside.  Chop Capsicum, Onion and Garlic finely and keep each vegetable separately.

Heat Butter in a pan and add Garlic and sauté for few seconds and then add Onion.  Stir-fry until the Onion turn a light pink, now add Capsicum and sauté for a minute.  To this add Tomato Puree and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add Pav Bhaji Masala, Red Chili Paste or Red Chili Powder, mashed Potato-Beans-Carrot and Salt and mix well.  If the mixture is very thick add more water and while mixing keep mashing the vegetables against the sides of the pan.

Pav Bhaji

To Serve:
Cut Pav into halves and apply butter on the sides and toast them.  Serve them with a Cup of hot Bhaji garnished with Coriander leaves.  Serve raw Onions and Lemon wedge along with it.