Tangy Pav Bhaji

Tangy Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a famous fast food in India. It’s very delicious and consists of a thick vegetable curry with different spices. It is a buttery dish served with dinner rolls. Here’s the recipe for this tangy pav bhaji….

Tangy Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • 3-4 cauliflower florets
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup of raw / frozen peas
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • ½ tablespoon red chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons pav bhaji masala
  • 2 tablespoons red paprika powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 pack of dinner rolls

Tangy Pav Bhaji 1

Cooking Steps

  1. First take the peeled potatoes, cauliflower florets, diced carrot and peas (if you use raw peas) together in a pressure cooker then add 4 cups of water and boil until 4 whistles. (Or boil in a covered pot for 15 minutes.)
  2. Strain the boiled vegetables, then mash them with a potato masher.
  3. Now take 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan, heat it, then add chopped onion and saute it for 2 minutes.
  4. Next add chopped green pepper and ginger garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add chopped tomatoes as well as salt, stir and saute for next 2 minutes.
  6. Now add the rest of the spices like red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, pav bhaji masala, red paprika powder and mix altogether. At this step you should add 1/2 cup of water and boil for 1 minute.
  7. Next add boiled mashed vegetables, mix well and add 2 cups of water.
  8. After this mash it continuously for 15 minutes with a potato masher.
  9. Then put cilantro in it and add ¼ cup of butter, keep stirring for the next 5 minutes.
  10. Now take another nonstick pan, heat it on medium.
  11. Cut the dinner rolls longitudinally at the center with a bread knife.
  12. Spread butter on the dinner rolls and toast them for 1 minute on both sides.
  13. Garnish your bhaji (curry) with cilantro and butter.
  14. Serve it hot with buttery & toasted dinner rolls.

Tangy Suggestions

  • Squeezing the lemon over the curry gives more of a tangy flavor.
  • Serve with chopped onion and get the feeling of street food stalls.

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