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Pav Bhaji - A light snack made in north India.
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Date Added: July 11, 2008 Season: Every Day
Category: Snacks Prep. Method: Other
Calories:   Dish Type: Vegetable
Serves: 4 Cuisine: North Indian
Prep. Time: 30 mins    
Rating: (22)  
Pav Bhaji - Ingredients:

8 pavs (squarish soft buns about 4" x 5" size)
butter to shallow fry.

For Bhaji:
capsicum chopped fine 1 
onions chopped fine 2 
tomatoes chopped fine 2 
chopped mixed vegetables (beans, carrots, cauliflower,
potota, beans, bottle gourds, etc.) 2 1/2 cups 
shelled peas 1/2 cup 
butter 2 tbsp.
pavbhaji masala 2 tsp. 
chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp. 
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp. 
sugar 1/2 tsp. 
salt to taste
water (in which vegetables were boiled) 1 cup 
each ginger grated, garlic crushed 1/2 tsp. 
juice of 1/2 lemon.

Pav Bhaji - Directions:
  1. Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.

  2. Mash them coarsely after draining.

  3. Heat butter in a pan.

  4. Add ginger-garlice, capsicum, onion, tomatoes.

  5. Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.

  6. Add pavbhaji masala , chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.

  7. Bring to boil.

  8. Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with masala, in between.

  9. Add lemon juice, stir.

  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and a block of butter.

  11. For Pavs:

  12. Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book).

  13. Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.

  14. Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.

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