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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"
 


Indian Recipe and Meal Ideas
Indian Food and Meal Ideas
Pav Bhaji

A famous mumbai dish, made from mixed vegetable mashed into spicy curry, to be eaten with bread.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 8 pavs (squarish soft buns about 4" x 5" size)
  • butter to shallow fry.
  • For Bhaji
  • 1 capsicum chopped fine
  • 2 onions chopped fine
  • 2 tomatoes chopped fine
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (beans, carrots, cauliflower, potota, beans, bottle gourds, etc.) 1/2 cup shelled
  • peas
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. pavbhaji masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water (in which vegetables were boiled)
  • 1/2 tsp. each ginger grated, garlic crushed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon.
  • To Garnish
  • 1 tbsp. coriander chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • small pieces of lemon



Method:


Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.
Mash them coarsely after draining.
Heat butter in a pan.
Add ginger-garlice, capsicum, onion, tomatoes.
Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.
Add pavbhaji masala , chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.
Bring to boil.
Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with masala, in between.
Add lemon juice, stir.
Garnish with chopped coriander and a block of butter.
For Pavs
Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book).
Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.
Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.
Making time : 30 mins. (excl. pressure cooking time)
Serve : 4 (2 pavs each)


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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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