Mumbai Pav Bhaji

September 14, 2017


1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
4 potatoes, chopped and steamed with peel
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
For Chili-garlic paste

3 to 4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, soaked in warm water
4 to 6 cloves garlic
For Serving

1 large sized onion, chopped
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For Chili Garlic paste

Grind all the ingredients together to make the paste.

For Bhaji

Steam the chopped unpeeled potatoes till cooked. Steam the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft. Heat a large pan; add the onion, capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the prepared chili-garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens. Add the tomatoes and simmer. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the steamed vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required. Garnish with chopped onions and chopped coriander. Serve with lemon wedges with pav (bread) on the side.

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