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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PAAV BHAJI



AND DO YOU FEEL STREET FOODS ARE NOT WHOLESOME AND UNHEALTHY ???

THOSE WHO HAVE TASTED A PLATE OF DELICIOUS PAV BHAJI WILL BEG TO DIFFER...

MILLIONS OF NORTH INDIANS HAVE PAV BHAJI ALMOST EVERY OTHER DAY -

MOSTLY FROM FAST FOOD JOINTS IN STREET CORNERS AND

 TINY CHAAT SHOPS WHICH DOT ALMOST ANY BUSY AREA IN INDIA...

AND IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BALANCED AND WHOLESOME MEAL IN A DISH ...

TASTY AND FILLING....PROVIDED  IT IS PREPARED HYGENICALLY...

THIS DISH HAS A BOUQUET OF VEGGIES,BREAD AND BUTTER THROWN IN...

SINCE IT IS COOKED WELL AND SERVED FRESH AND HOT -STRAIGHT OUT OF THE PAN,

CHANCES OF CONTAMINATION ARE MINIMISED...



BHAJI MEANS VEGETABLES AND PAV IS THE SOFT BUN. 

AND WHAT A PAIR THEY ARE!!!!!


INGREDIENTS

BOILED AND MASHED POTATOES -2 CUPS
CHOPPED ONIONS - 1 CUP
CHOPPED CARROTS,
CAULIFLOWER  AND CAPSICUM- 2 CUPS
BOILED GREEN PEAS- 1 CUP
CHOPPED TOMATOES - 3 CUPS
GARLIC - 6 CLOVES
LIME   -1
CHILLI POWDER - 1 1/2 TEASPOON
PAV BHAJI MASALA POWDER- 1 TEASPOON
CUMIN POWDER -1/2 TEASPOON
BLACK SALT - 2 PINCHES
SALT TO TASTE
BUTTER - 1 CUP
OIL - 3 TABLESPOONS
CHOPPED CORIANDER LEAVES - I CUP
PAV BUNS
OR 
ANY SOFT BUNS OR BREAD SLICES - 6 -10



METHOD


  1. HEAT HALF OF THE BUTTER IN A HEAVY BOTTOMED PAN.
  2. FRY THE CHOPPED ONIONS,GARLIC AND TOMATOES TILL COOKED AND MUSHY.
  3. NOW ADD THE CHOPPED VEGETABLES AND COOK ON HIGH FLAME . ADD LITTLE   SALT AND CHILLI POWDER. COOK TILL DONE .SPRINKLE A LITTLE WATER NOW AND THEN.
  4. NOW ADD THE MASHED POTATOES AND GREEN PEAS. 
  5. ADD THE POWDERS AND SALT AND A LITTLE OIL. COOK TILL THE THE VEGGIES BECOME A SOFT ,REDDISH,SEMI SOLID  MASS.
  6. ADD SOME MORE OIL AND BUTTER AND COOK WELL .
  7. SLIT THE PAV BUNS HORIZONTALLY .SPREAD SOME BUTTER AND TOAST THEM LIGHTLY.
  8. NOW SPREAD SOME BHAJI ON THE PAN AND RUN THE WHITE SIDE OF THE BUNS OVER IT AND TOAST FOR A FEW MINUTES .
  9. SERVE THE PAV BUNS WITH A GENEROUS HELPING OF BHAJI
  10. SPRINKLE THE BHAJI WITH SOME CORIANDER LEAVES AND A SLICE OF LIME AND SOME RAW ONION BITS.


2 comments:

  1. Lovely dish
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  2. Thanx for the comments,Followfoodie...

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