Pav Bhaji


For bhaji:

1.5 tbsp butter
1.5 tomato, finely chopped
1/8 cup peas
1/4 capsicum, finely chopped
1 potato, cubed
5-6 french beans, finely chopped
1/4 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
1/4 carrot, finely chopped
1/4 cup cabbage, shredded
1 onion, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1.5 tsp pav bhaji masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

To toast pav:

4 pav
2 tsp butter


1. Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add potato, peas, french beans, cauliflower, carrot and cabbage. You can even add in vegetables of your choice. Add in about 3-3.5 cups water and pressure cook them for 7-8 whistles.
2. As soon as the pressure settles down, check the doneness of the vegetables. The vegetables should be cooked properly. Mash the vegetables with the help of a masher. Keep aside.
3. Now, in a large kadai, heat 1 tbsp butter and allow it to melt. Add in the chopped onions and saute them till they turn translucent.
4. Next, add in capsicum and cook them for a minute. Then add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook them till they turn mushy.
5. Now, add in the mashed vegetables. Mix them very well. Further add in salt and pav bhaji masala. Give it a good mix so that the spices are well combined.
6. Add in the lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix them well. Lastly, add in 0.5 tbsp of butter and simmer and cook the bhaji on low flame for 5-10 minutes till the bhaji turns smooth and silky in texture.
7. In the mean time, take a non-stick pan and heat 1 tsp butter in it. Slit 2 pav in the centre and roast them with butter. Roast both sides of the pav till they turn slightly warm.
8. Finally, serve pav bhaji with some chopped onions, lemon, green chilli and dollop of butter.