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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pav Bhaji

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen)...optional
  • 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • A dash of Lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of chopped corriender
  • 12 pull out buns or rolls

  • Boil the Carrot, cauliflower and potatoes in the cooker for one whistle, till tender and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan add jeera and saute the onion and pepper. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute some more.
  • Add chili powder to taste and salt to taste. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add tomato paste, peas, boiled potatoes, carrots and cauliflower, pav bhaji masala and butter.
  • Keep sauteeing and mashing it with a potato till it is a smooth mixture, adding water as required. Be aware that the mixture can spurt up as it boils, so keep a lid on it while you are not actively stirring it. Simmer for 20-25 minutes to really get the flavors to meld together.
  • You have to keep tasting and adjusting salt, masala till you like the balance between the tomato and the heat of the masala
  • Add a dash of lime and some corriender leaves.
  • Serve with pull out bread or rolls

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I just love to cook and everything that goes along with food. I cook at home most of the time but I do enjoy eating out once in a while too. I have 2 blogs, one with all my recipes and the other one is all the places that we eat at. My husband and I love to eat and go out. The other day I was looking for a new phone so we were doing our rounds to all the service providers around our house, before we can decide which one to go with. When we went to the Sprint store close to our house we realized that we even though we have been in this area for the past 4 years we have never been to that strip mall. We found a pizza place that looked really good from the outside. That's when we made a New Year's resolution of eating out once a week and try a new restaurant each time. And here I will write my thoughts of the place and what I think of it.