Since I’m back at uni, cooking has become a major part of my life. Days are spent trying to cook home food than visiting restaurants (students would understand).
Anyway, recently I came across this amazing (and easy) dhaba-style recipe for Pav Bhaji on Get Curried. I could never figure how that dish is cooked. It looks kinda hard doesn’t it? So I tried out the recipe and OMG, it’s easy. It’s tasty. It’s finger-lickin’ good. Although it’s not like one of my quick recipes, this one is definitely worth the effort!
Pav Bhaji Recipe
- Prep time: 20 mins (takes hell lot of time to chop everything!)
- Cook time: 20 mins
- Total time: 40 mins
- Serves: 2 (2 people with a big appetite)
- 1 big green bell pepper finely chopped
- 2 red onions finely chopped
- 4 tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 big potatoes (boiled and roughly chopped)
- 1 cup boiled green peas
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder (1 tsp extra to increase spiciness)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 3 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a deep vessel. Add onions and sauté.
- Add ginger garlic paste and roast it till you get the aroma. Add green bell pepper next and sauté well.
- Add pav bhaji masala, turmeric and red chili powder. Mix and let the spices cook well.
- Add in the tomatoes and sauté till the oil separates. Now add butter (1tbsp), potatoes, peas and salt.
- Mix well and let it cook for 5 mins before mashing the bhaji (with a masher). I don’t have a masher so I tried my best to mash with a spatula.
- Finally, add the remaining butter and serve hot with pav/soft bread rolls.