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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

KHADA PAV BHAJI


Khada pav bhaji is a variation of pav bhaji in which the vegetables are not mashed. The picture shows a khada bhaji sans onion and garlic, but I have posted the recipe with onion and garlic. I felt the  "Sans onion and garlic" version also tasted equally good. However, there are many variations in Pav Bhaji, a famous Mumbai street food. Jains do not eat root vegetables and they prohibit potatoes, ginger, onion and garlic. Instead they substitute raw bananas for potatoes. The variations in pav bhaji are as  follows: 

PAV BHAJI - THE REGULAR ONE - CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

JAIN PAV BHAJI - SANS POTATOES, GINGER, GARLIC,AND ONION. RAW BANANAS USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR POTATOES.

KHADA PAV BHAJI -  THE VEGETABLES ARE NOT MASHED. 

PEAS PAV BHAJI - HARA VATANA (DRIED GREEN PEAS) SOAKED OVERNIGHT  AND TOMATOES.

CHEESE PAV BHAJI  - REGULAR ONE WITH TOPPED CHEESE.



PANEER PAV BHAJI - REGULAR ONE ALONGWITH GRATED PANEER.
AND SO ON.

INGREDIENTS:

Pav bun - 2 packets

Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Tomato - 1
Onion - 2 ( 1 for  bhaji) and (1 for  topping)
Potato - 100 gms
Cauliflower -100 gms
Capsicum -1
Carrot - 1
Peas(shelled)-1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp.

Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp. 
Pav bhaji masala- 2 tsp.
Butter -1 ladle
Salt - as  per taste
Lime - 1
Coriander leaves - few

METHOD:

For Bhaji:

Clean, peel the potatoes and chop all the vegetables into small pieces.

Boil all the vegetables (except capsicum) alongwith salt till soft and keep aside.

Heat butter in a pan, add cumin seeds and when it sizzles, add onions and ginger-garlic paste. Saute till transparent. Then add capsicum and fry for a while till the colour changes. Add tomatoes, little salt and saute  for a while. Now add all the boiled vegetables, chilli powder and saute well. Add little water to get the desired consistency and allow it to a boil.  Finally, add pav bhaji masala, and cook till the spices are infused and everything is mixed well. 
Garnish with coriander leaves.

For Pav:

Slit pav buns into two. Heat a pan, put a spoon of butter in it and quickly toast the pav buns on both sides, so that the butter is coated on all sides.

Cut a lime into four. Chop onions finely and place the cut lime pieces on top.


Serve hot with bhaji and onions. 

28 comments :

  1. Very yummy one to have with pav buns

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  2. So new kind, thanks for sharing varieties. Sounds great!

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  3. new version of pav bhaji is tempting

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  4. I like this version too. Looks yumm!

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  5. Somehow I prefer this to the mashed one, this has more texture and a bite to it and thanks for sharing all the different types..

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    1. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    2. making me hugry looking at it want so much to cook it now

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  7. Loved this version,very tempting.

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  8. i love the mashed one.. this one i make for chappati's..one of my fav dishes :)
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  9. Amazing pav bhaji, i can eat it as a three course meal :)

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  10. This is a new recipe...looks really delicious :-)

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  11. nice, mouthwatering and new version of bhaji. love it

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  12. lovely pav bhaji... i should make this once...

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  14. This looks really tasty n yummy..vl try this surely.......
    Maha

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  15. akka...this is so tempting....yummy

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  16. It is the Bhaji which makes all the difference and the recipe looks great. Shall try it out.

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  17. Awesome recipe.. I luv Khada Pav Bhaji. Very very tempting.

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  18. Awww.. I miss the indian pav. Somehow I've tried all options here and nothing matches the indian pav. One of our fav dishes!

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