Monday, April 18, 2011

Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji, another of my husband's favorites!! This version is very easy to make and is delicious!!  I use more Cauliflower than Potato.  I think there is not much difference in the taste.


Potato- 3 medium sized cooked, peeled and mashed
Cauliflower - 1/2  pound chopped fine
Green peas - 1/4 pound
Carrots - 1/4 pound
Onion - 1/2 cup chopped fine
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized chopped fine
Ginger paste - 1 tea spoon
Garlic paste - 1 tea spoon
Jeera powder (Cumin powder) - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon
Cinnamon powder - 1 tea spoon
Clove powder - 1 tea spoon
Lemon Juice - 1 table spoon
Olive oil - 2 table spoons
Salt - 1.5 tea spoons (add per taste)
Chili powder - 1 tea spoon (add per taste)
Water - 3 cups
Unsalted Butter - 1 tea spoon (optional)

For garnish:
Cilantro - 1 table spoon chopped fine
Onion - 1/4 cup chopped fine
Lemon / Lime - 1 cut into wedged

To a pan on medium heat, add Olive oil.  Wait for it to heat.  Add chopped Onion and saute it till they turn translucent.  Add the chopped Tomatoes.  Saute them until they turn soft.  Add the rest of the vegetables to this and saute for 3 minutes.  Add all the dry ingredients except chili powder and saute for 4 minutes.  Add water.  Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes.  Open the lid and with a Potato masher, mash the vegetables until you get the consistency you like.  I like it mashed not too fine (I like to see some vegetables).  Add the Potatoes and mix well.  Add more water if needed.  Take some aside for non spicy version.  Add chili powder, let it come to a boil and switch off the heat.  Pav bhaji is ready to eat. Serve with a little bit of butter on top. Garnish it with Cilantro, Onion and lemon wedge or serve them on the side like in picture above.

It tastes wonderful with the Pav, dinner rolls, Ciabatta bread, etc.  I used Sourdough Ciabatta toasted in a little bit of unsalted butter. 


  1. sushma.. love pav bhaji always.. looks yummy.

  2. Awesome pav bhaji- love it always!
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  3. MOuthwatering here, my fav pav bhaji,delicious!

  4. looks so delicious! my absolute favorite food :))