Sunday, 31 January 2010

Pav Bhaji-with homemade jeera buns !!!(Buns with mashed vegetable curry)

For my fellow indian bloggers, i need not give an introduction to what pav bhaji is.... like brits fish and chips, pav bhaji is just as common on the roads of india...To know more about Pav Bhaji, this link is useful....

I've been making pav bhaji for as long as i can remeber...everyone has their own style how they make this dish..i too had my own way of cooking it untill I watched the programme Rhodes Across India....the fun and vibrancy that the programme showed made me want to change the way that I cooked pav bhaji...this new version is a much larger hit with the family...

  • For the bhaji sauce you will need:-

2 tbsp Olive oil

4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped

1 large or 2 medium Onion, finely chopped

400g Tomatoes, finely chopped (used plum tomatoes tin)

1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

1/2 yellow or red bell pepper, finely chopped

2 tsp green chillies and ginger finely chopped

1 tbsp ground Cumin

1 tsp red Chilli powder

1/4 tsp ground Cloves

1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
 
  • For the Bhaji you will need:-

4-5 tbsp Olive Oil   (you can use butter for richer taste)


500g Potatoes  peeled and diced 
 
2 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables ( green beans, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage )
 
1/2 cup shelled peas (i used frozen)
 
1 small eggplant cut into 4 pieces
 
1 tsp Garam Masala
 
4 tbsp of pav bhaji Masala
 
2 tsp red chilli powder(adjust to your liking)
 
Salt to taste


  • For the Garnishing you will need:-

Fresh finely chopped coriander leaves

 Fresh Lemon wedges

  • To serve with you will need:-
Butter or soft margarine

Pav- bread rolls

  • Method:-

Cook the all vegetables in a pressure cooker with little water.  Leave a side.. For the bhaji sauce... heat the oil in a pan. Add the garlic and onion. Fry until it turns translucent, without colouring. Add the tomatoes, reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes until they start to reduce to a pulp.Now add the remaining ingredients, stir for a few minutes then remove from the heat. Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside..
Now in a big heavy bottom pan heat the oil and add cooked veges without water.(leave water aside). Fry for few minutes,add bhaji sauce.  Mix well and add other spices and salt. Cook on a low heat.  Now the add Pav bhaji masala in the veg water and add bit by bit and same time mix well.cook for about 20-25 minutes on a low heat..if bhaji gets thick add little water(if you want thin bhaji, we like thin).  I leave my pan on a very low heat while we eat it..Garnish with fresh finely chopped coriander,lemon wedges and tomato-onion salad.
I served my bhaji with homemade jeera pav...RECIPE COMING SOON..
  • To serve: split the pav bread rolls in half and fry the centers in a knob of butter or oil until crisp and golden. Serve with the bhaji and njoyyy as much as we did....
















44 comments:

  1. Lovely Color of the Bhaji.. loved the idea of sauce and bhaji.. Mouthwatering!!!

    Thanks for sharing the awards with me.. Thanks a ton!

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  2. No one can stay away from pav bhaji...... I never tried eggplant in it.....will try next time with olive oil too:))

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  3. The most popular street food...of course my fav too :-) This looks wonderful, with the perfect color..

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  4. looks delicious n makes me feel hungry....thanks for the recipe dear...

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  5. Hey, yummmy Pav Bhavji... I love pav bhaji... Gravy looks totally tempting!!, perfectly made :)

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  6. Hi Jagruti,
    Lovely recipe and clicks
    Pav Bhaji is looking so mouth watering yummmy that i m already feeling hungry :))))

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  7. Wow Pav bhaji..yum yum ...you know when i was a child this was my fav street food. The aromatic flavor that come out after final stage is just awesome. Btw Jagruti which company's Pav bhaji do you use? The bajhi is looking very delicious.
    Deepa

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  8. Thanks Jagruti for dropping by and connecting with me at this point of time....it has been a trying time for me and blogger friends have been really warm and supportive .....i am feeling much better now and hope will be back to blogging very soon....... i found your link through your comment and it;s great , saw some of your posts today and got to know that you are such a great cook ...keep up the good work and thanks again.

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  9. tempting pavbhaji...with nice click

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  10. all time favourite.love this version.adding eggplant is new to me.waiting fro those jeera buns

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  11. Looks delicious and its one of my favourite street food too..

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  12. Am drooling here rite now....wat a tempting and absolutely delicious pav bhaji....

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  13. Pav Bhaji rulez! Nicely done here. I also add beetroot. It kind of adds a nice colour and makes the bhaji reddish (with a pinch of turmeric). Slurrp...loved your version...

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  14. Reddish color makes it more tempting!!! i love this food...

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  15. wow,,,paav bhaji my favorite,..egg plant in pav bhaji is quite iinovative, lovely clicks..

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  16. tempting!!!! mouthwatering!!!! I really wanna have paw bhaji now...amazing clicks dear:)

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  17. Mmmmmm, pav bhaji is one of my favorite street foods too!!! looks delicious, I did it last week too!!

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  18. Favorite street food. The bhaji looks colorful and delicious.

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  19. delicious recipe..tempting picture

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  20. Wow Home Made Pav and Bhaji,who wants to miss this lip smacking snack??
    Awesome clicks and sounds very delicious...

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  21. my fav!!...love this combo very very much....yummy, dear!

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  22. Hi. Very unusual pavbhaaji ... adding eggplant and a nice healthy twist with olive oil. The buns look so soft.

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  23. Thanks a ton ladies....
    @Sangeeta ;thank you that you took time to come here and leave a comment at this time of your life..
    @Deepa; you mean pavbhaji masala? i use diffrent all the time.this time Mangal masala.
    i've seem my mum using eggplant in bhaji, so always i have...

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  24. Looks so delicious, one of my neighbour back home in India, used to add eggplant to pav bhaji and i was wondering about its addition and now i know how the recipe came from.

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  25. I made some buns too last week. Pau bhaji and homemade Buns, what more could you want? :))

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  26. Paav bhaji my fav. I want to grab the whole plate :)

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  27. one of my favs...yummy....homemade buns..thts just so awesome!

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  28. My fav too...looks perfect and yumm..regarding ur question,for ari unda parboiled rice is must,i dont think any other rice would get puffed up like parboiled...u can get this at any supermarkets

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  29. Hi Jagruti ,thanks for understanding my question.
    I just realized that i forgot to type the word 'masala' in my comment..LOL
    Deepa

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  30. Aaah!!! paav bhaaji.
    I love it.

    I never had it once I am away from home. This makes me remember my neighbour Purohits who used to prepare it and I could have one from there.

    The pav bhaaji looks delicious, Jagruthi.

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  31. Thanks for Passing ur kind comments on my blog jagruthi .. looking forward for jeerabun ...
    yes i too love baking breads ..

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  32. looks really tempting!! nice click too!!!

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  33. well done jagruthi...i like pavbhajji a lot...but i will nt get it often here...now i can make it in home ..thnks for sharing ...

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  34. hi jagruti, this dish looks amazing, i made it and my friends were really impressed.. and i too found it a really enjoyable meal..will definitely make again
    thanks alot
    xx

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  35. Absolutely delicious and very colourful.

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  36. wow jagruti, this pav bhaji luks very very tempting...loved ur recipe with bhaji sauce, vl try it for sure whn next tym i make pav bhaji...thnx a lot for sharing

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  37. Yum, that sounds awesome with the eggplant! Such a tempting dish :)

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  38. Yummy looking Pav bhaji. The addition of eggplant is interesting. Have to give it a try.

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  39. I am getting hungry over here after seeing these pictures...so yummy :)

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  40. Droolworthy pavbhaji! Love the color!

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  41. Jeera buns looks so beautiful that I feel like having it now. Absolutely marvellous.

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  42. Yummulisious Pav bhaji, Thanks for sharing..

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