by Pallavi Purani

Pav Bhaji under 20 min

Pav Bhaji is almost like a staple for DH. He likes it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner or even midnight snack. Hence he never complains when he gets Pav Bhaji for Lunch.

For this version I dont toil with the masala, veggies and butter. I pressure cook most of the left over vegetables and voila.

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Pav Bhaji under 20 min
Pav Bhaji is almost like a staple for DH. He likes it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner or even midnight snack. Hence he never complains when he gets Pav Bhaji for Lunch.
Course main course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 2 . For the Bhaji - [ Serves
  • 4 - 5 cauliflower .... . florets of [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Onion ... . Medium [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Potato .... Medium Size [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 brinjal ... Small . [ Chopped roughly
  • 1/2 capsicum ... . [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 carrot .... Medium Size [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Tbsp Pav Masala Bhaji ... .
  • Salt .
  • 1 tsp Turmeric ....
  • 1 Tsp Chilly Red Powder ....
  • 1/2 lemon a . Juice of
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil ... .
  • 1 Tsp Jeera ....
For the Pav:
Course main course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 2 . For the Bhaji - [ Serves
  • 4 - 5 cauliflower .... . florets of [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Onion ... . Medium [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Potato .... Medium Size [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 brinjal ... Small . [ Chopped roughly
  • 1/2 capsicum ... . [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 carrot .... Medium Size [ Chopped roughly
  • 1 Tbsp Pav Masala Bhaji ... .
  • Salt .
  • 1 tsp Turmeric ....
  • 1 Tsp Chilly Red Powder ....
  • 1/2 lemon a . Juice of
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil ... .
  • 1 Tsp Jeera ....
For the Pav:
Instructions
  1. Heat Oil in a cooker add the jeera.
  2. Once it is nice and brown add the onion.
  3. Cook them until they are pale.
  4. Add the chopped veggies and enough water to just cover them.
  5. Let it come to a boil.
  6. Add the turmeric and salt.
  7. Put the lid and let it cook for about 3 whistles.
  8. Turn off the gas and let the steam come to rest.
  9. Open the cooker once it is all nice and quiet 🙂
  10. The veggies are completely boiled and mash worthy.
  11. Use a hand blender to semi churn the bhaji. We like a little rustic texture hence it is not all pasty. [In case you dont have a hand blender, just chuck 3/4 of the bhaji in a blender and churn very briefly.
  12. Add the pav bhaji masala and red chilly powder.
  13. Taste to adjust the flavour.
  14. Turn off the gas and add the lemon juice.
  15. Just to keep the pati away from frowning I add a dollop of butter on his pav bhaji.
  16. Heat a tava and put a few drops of ghee/butter on it.
  17. Cut the pav in half and place them on the tava.
  18. Let them be until they are nice and brown.


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