December 29, 2008


Pav Bhaji is an Indian street snack served with hot flat buns(dinner rolls).It is very easy to make and it comes as a solution when you are in no mood to cook.Its a blend of all kinds of vegetables and spices.My version does not have most of the vegetables.I have used Garbanzo beans instead and turned out well.

2 tbsp oil
1tsp cumin seeds
4 green chillies
1 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 cup diced capsicum
1/2 cup green peas
1 can garbanzo beans
1/4 chopped mint leaves
2 tbsps butter
1 tbsp pav baji masala(can also use garam masala)
1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves
salt to taste
1/2 cup coriander leaves
2 tbsp lime juice
12 dinner rolls cut into halves in the middle

For Baji:
1.Pressure cook capsicum,green peas,garbanzo beans.
2.Heat the oil in a large skillet.Add the cumin seeds,green chillies.Then add 3/4 cup onions and fry until translucent.
3.Add Ginger-garlic paste,Turmeric powder,Chilli powder,Coriander powder and tomato puree.Cook on a medium heat until oil separates.
4.Add Mint leaves,cooked vegetables and mash well. Mash directly in the pan until no ingredients are seen.Cook for about 5 minutes.
5.Add dry fenugreek leaves and Pav baji masala.
6.When the gravy is thick, add butter,Coriander leaves ,lime juice and remaining 1/4 cup onions.
For Pav:
1.Heat some butter,add some chopped coriander leaves and pav baji masala on a heated pan.
2.Toast the buns-halves on the pan and fry till golden brown on both sides.Serve with baji,onions and lime wedge.

1 comment:

sowmya said...

looks delicious..yummy pav bhaji