by Pallavi Purani

Cheese Pav-Bhaji

After making the 20 min Pav bhaji, I decided to make the labor intensive version of this most loved street food and up the ante by adding some cheese.


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Cheese Pav-Bhaji
After making the 20 min Pav bhaji, I decided to make the labor intensive version of this most loved street food and up the ante by adding some cheese.
Course main course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes ... medium size .
  • 1/2 cup peas . ...
  • 3 - 4 Cauliflower florets .
  • 1 carrot ... medium size .
  • 1 onion ... Large [finely chopped].
  • 2 tomatoes ... medium size [Finely chopped].
  • 1 chilly ... green [ Finely chopped .
  • 2 tbsps Oil . ...
  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera . ...
  • 1 tbsp Pav Masala bhaji [More if you want] .
  • salt .
  • 1/2 tsp chilly Red powder . ...
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder . ...
  • 1 tbsp dhaniya powder . ...
  • 1 lemon Juice of .
  • Butter . blobs
  • wedges lemon . Some
  • onion . chopped
  • cheese grated [ I used processed ]
Course main course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes ... medium size .
  • 1/2 cup peas . ...
  • 3 - 4 Cauliflower florets .
  • 1 carrot ... medium size .
  • 1 onion ... Large [finely chopped].
  • 2 tomatoes ... medium size [Finely chopped].
  • 1 chilly ... green [ Finely chopped .
  • 2 tbsps Oil . ...
  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera . ...
  • 1 tbsp Pav Masala bhaji [More if you want] .
  • salt .
  • 1/2 tsp chilly Red powder . ...
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder . ...
  • 1 tbsp dhaniya powder . ...
  • 1 lemon Juice of .
  • Butter . blobs
  • wedges lemon . Some
  • onion . chopped
  • cheese grated [ I used processed ]
Instructions
  1. Cut and wash the potatoes, peas, cauliflower and carrots. Cut them in almost equal pieces so that they boil well.
  2. Now put them in a cooker and add just enough water that covers them. Dont add too much water.
  3. Put them on a gas on a high flame and let the cooker sound 3 whistles.
  4. Let the steam escape. Keep the cooker aside.
  5. In the meantime, in a wok, heat oil.
  6. Add the jeers and green chilly.
  7. Now add the chopped onions.
  8. Let them turn translucent.
  9. Add tomatoes.
  10. Cook them until they are mashed well.
  11. Add the salt, turmeric, red chilly powder, pac bhaji masala and dhaniya powder.
  12. Cook until the fat comes on the top of the masala.
  13. To this, add the boiled and slightly mashed vegetables. [Make sure the veggies are not overly watered. If that is the case, take out some water and reserve for use.
  14. Now cover this with a lid and let it cook away for good 15 min on medium heat.
  15. Stir occasionally.
  16. Using a masher, mash the mix well.
  17. Remove the lid and taste the bhaji to adjust the seasoning.
  18. Let the excess water from the bhaji escape.
  19. Take a blob of butter and drop it in the bhaji. Mix it well. Add lemon juice too.
  20. To serve, put some bhaji in the serving dish. Add cheese on it.
  21. Serve with lemon wedges, onion and buttered pav's.
  22. Cheers.


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