Pav Bhaji

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) 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

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  • 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)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a deep vessel. Add onions and sauté.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and roast it till you get the aroma. Add green bell pepper next and sauté well.
  3. Add pav bhaji masala, turmeric and red chili powder. Mix and let the spices cook well.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and sauté till the oil separates. Now add butter (1tbsp), potatoes, peas and salt.
  5. 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.
  6. Finally, add the remaining butter and serve hot with pav/soft bread rolls.

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