Friday 22 November 2013



4 medium sized boiled potatoes
1/2 cup cauliflower chopped
1/2 cup carrot chopped
1/2 cup brinjal  chopped (baingan)
1/2 cup peas
1 finely chopped capsicum
5-6 finely chopped french beans
1 inch ginger grated
5-6 cloves of garlic chopped or ground to paste
1 finely chopped green chili
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2-3 tsp pav bhaji masala
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp degi mirch (or red chili paste)
1-2 tsp salt to taste
1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped corriander leaves
3-4 tbsp butter or desi ghee
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 packet Pav  (10-12 pieces)

For Garnishing:
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 chopped green chilies
chopped coriander leaves
cubes of butter


  1. Boil cauliflower,carrot and brinjal in 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker till 2-3 whistles and after the pressure releases mash the vegetables with the help of potato masher in the cooker itself.
  2. Take a kadahi and melt the butter add chopped onions,ginger and garlic and cook till the onions are light brown in colour.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes,green chilies,peas,capsicum,french beans an stir till the vegetables become tender.
  4. Now add all the spices like pav bhaji masala, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt.
  5. Now add boiled potatoes and  mashed vegetables and 1/2 cup of water and cook for 15-20 minutes till you reach the desired consistency of the bhaji.
  6. Now add chopped  coriander leaves ,lemon juice and ketchup.

For Pav:
  1. Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side.
  2. Heat a large tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.
  1. Serve the hot bhaji on individual plates and top with the chopped onion,tomatoes,green chilies,coriander and a small cube of butter.
  2. Serve with the hot pav , lemon wedges,salad and cold drink.

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