Pav Bhaji is a bombay special. My husband loves it. Whenever we visit my mom's place in Mumbai my husband insists on going to hotel for Pav Bhaaji. Otherwise we like to have home-made Pav Bhaaji. I make it very often, twice a month. Pav-bhaaji is one of the very few dishes that has no clash of likes and dislikes in our house. Otherwise it is always one says "i like this" and then the other one will "I like that".
All have their own version of making Pav-Bhaaji. So here I present my version.
Potato - 1/4 kg
(Boiled, peeled and smashed)
Boiled Veggies - 1 cup (Cauliflower, beans, carrot, green peas, beetroot etc)
(the veggies are your choice and what you have in ur fridge)
Tomato - 4 big (pureed)
Capsicum - 1 big
Red Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 t.sp
Pav Bhaaji Masala - 1 1/2 t.sp
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 t.sp
Salt to taste
Finely Chopped Onion for garnishing.
Lemons cut into half
While boiling the veggies add salt to the water. Don't throw of the cooked water, use it when you need to add water. Smash all the veggies and keep aside. Heat butter/oil in a kadai. Put the ginger-garlic paste in the hot oil and fry for a min. Add the onions and fry till translucent. Toss in the diced capsicum and saute for a minute. Pour in the tomato puree and add salt, red chilli powder. Mix well and let the mixture boil. Once the raw smell of tomato is gone add the boiled and smashed veggies and stir for a minute. Then add the smashed(without lumps) potato, stir the mixture and let it boil. Add water if required. Add the pav-bhaaji masala let it boil for sometime about 2 to 3 min. Serve hot with Toasted Butter Pavs and with onion and lemon.
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