Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pav Bhaji

We went for lunch at our friend's place on sunday. While we were talking, somehow this pav bhaji came in to our talk. I just remembered that I have not prepared this for months together. I really don't know, how it skipped out in my weekend menu too. While, on my way home I managed to buy the veggies and bun. I made this for the evening. Usually, I use store bought pav bhaji masala. My friend gave me the procedure for making pav bhaji masala at home. This time, I didn't have the enough ingredients and so, I used the store bought masala. I've given the masala recipe at the end and it is straight from her kitchen. I'm yet to try it :-)

Ingredients :

1. Pav Buns
2. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
3. Tomato - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
4. Potato - 4 (Peeled & Cut in to pieces)
5. Cauliflower - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
6. Peas - 1/4 Cup
7. Carrot - 1/2 Cup (Grated)
8. Coriander - 1/4 Cup (Finely chopped)
9. Green Chillies - 2 (Finely chopped)
10. Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
11. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
12. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
13. Red Chilly powder - 2 tsp (Adjust to your taste)
14. Pav Bhaji Masala - 3 tsp
15. Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
16. Oil - 1 tbs
17. Butter - 1/2 tbs
18. Salt - Needed qty
19. Lemon Juice - 3 tsp

Procedure :

1. In a pan, heat oil. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.

2. Now, add onion, green chillies and tomatoes. Fry well, till onion turns brown.

3. Meanwhile, pressure cook all the other vegetable. Mash them and Keep aside.

4. To the onion & tomato, add salt, jeera powder, coriander powder, Chilly powder, Pav Bhaji masala and turmeric powder. Mix well.

5. Now, add the mashed vegetables. Simmer the stove and allow the contents to cook for about 20 minutes. Add lemon juice.

6. Garnish with coriander.

7. Slit open the buns, apply butter. Toast the buns over a skillet till golden brown.

8. Serve hot with bhaji, onion and lemon pieces.

Recipe for Home made Pav Bhaji Masala:

Ingredients :

1. Red chilli powder - 1 cup
2. Turmeric Powder - 4 tsp
3. Coriander seed - 1 cup
4. Cumin seed - 1/2 cup
5. Dry Mango powder - 3 tsp
6. Cardamom - 15 gm
7. Cinnamon - 2 sticks
8. Cloves - 15 Nos
9. Pepper - 5 gm
10. Saunf - 1 tsp
11. Bay Leaf - 2 No
12. Star Anise - 5 gm
13. Black salt - 1 tsp

Procedure :

1. Dry roast all the ingredients except redchilly powder and turmeric powder.
2. Blend to a fine powder.
3. Mix the powders and store it in air tight container.

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Bhel Puri 

Who tried this recipe?
1. Babitha


Hayley said...


Simplyfood said...

Looks really tasty.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Pav bhaji looks very tempting dear. Thanks for the masala recipe too.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a tempting pav bhaji dear Nithu..makes me hungry..very prefect entry..

Swathi said...


pav bhaji looks really good. thanks for the masala recipe i will try later.

Padma said...

Looks very tempting. It is everybody's fav at home. Nice entry.

Rachana said...

Pav bhaji is one of my favourite!!! looks yumm!!! Thanks for sharing the pav bhaji masala recipe too:)

Roopika Prabhu said...

Pav Bhaji...Wow mouth watering.Feeling like having right now.heheh

Gita Jaishankar said...

Pass on that plate looks so delicious...would love to have it right now :)

Preety said...

pao bhaji always reminds of india, your looks so tempting

Vrinda said...

my fav,i often make this for dinner,looks yummmmmm

shahana said...

It is my favorite.LOoks really tempting!!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

Oh this looks like made to the order in a restaurant..Yummmmm

Sushma Mallya said...

Pav bhaji is one of my fav too and it just looks too tempting...and using home made bhaji masala is really nice,i didnt know the recipe for it...thanks for sharing nithu...

Anu said...

wow yummy and delicious pav bhaji..

Oraphan said...

Yum! This looks really good. It sounds like a flavorful veggie dish, I really love this semi homemade idea. Way to go, Nithu!

Aparna said...

luks yummy..:)

Veggie Hut said...

Looks gr8.. its my all time fav.. nice presentation!

gtyuk said...

paav bhaji and the pav and the presentation all looks perfect, want to grab that plate right now!!!

priya said...

this is my all time favorite...looks so yummy!


Pav bhaji looks so yummy with great presentation....

Menaga Sathia said...

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Tina said...

Looks yummy yummy....

Sara's Corner said...

this is my fav. chaat. looks yummy.
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SE said...

this is my favorite...yummy, delicious and colorful !!

Rohini said...

Wow... I am so very tempted!!! Love Pav Bhaji's.. Urs look just awesome!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow.... its my favorite, looks very tempting and delicious.

Yasmeen said...

Looks yummy,I used to love the spicy Pav bhaji at the fast food restaurants.Thanks for thinking about me for the award :D

Perspectivemedley said...

heyy Nithu:):)... lovely recipe dear!!.. yummmy!... I feel like having it right away!!.. and cute presentation!!.. Home made masala is just awesome!!:)... and thank you for letting me know about the event Nithu.. I checked it out, will send it:):)

San!!! said...

Pav bhaji looks yummylicious n amazing click nithu.You have got a lovely blog.Following you.

San!!! said...

Belated b'day wishes dear.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

wow nithu this pav bhaji luks very tempting...its always welcome:-)...nice recipe of the pav bhaji masala, thnx for sharing

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

My all time favorite Pav Bhaji!! looks delicious! thanks for sharing masala recipe also..will definitely give it a try!