Just after the weekend, I tend to become lazy and I wish there were no 'mondays'. On top of that this weekend was extra special for Holi. I hope everybody had a nice and colourful holi. After two days of masti, my house needed a serious cleaning. How much I wish I were in India! I could order the maid servant to do all the chores. Well, here you have to do it all. After a busy day, when I turned on my laptop, I could see some round up of events I had participated in. I was glad to be a part of them but then I realised I had some posts in my drafts which needed to be published soon. I scanned if there is any event whose deadline is not over. Finally, yes! This post goes to 'The Combo Event' at Foodelicious and at Shama's Family Favourite Event.
Well, coming back to the recipe, for the bhaaji you will need:
4 large potatoes.
1 carrot shredded.
½ cup of green peas.
3 tomatoes c.hopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
2-3 tsp pav bhaaji masala
2 green chilies chopped finely.
½ cup chopped spinach.
½ cup chopped cabbage.
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
½ tsp grated ginger.
Salt to taste.
Water as required
2-3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter.
This recipe will serve 4 people
Boil the potatoes. Peel it off and mash them into a smooth mixture.
Chop the onions finely and keep aside. Boil chopped cabbage, spinach and shredded carrot and mash them well into a mixture. Heat a frying pan. Add oil. When heated add the chopped chilies and grated ginger. Stir for 2 mins. Then add onions and capsicum. Sautee for 3-5 mins till the onion is slightly golden. Now add the chopped tomatoes and heat till it melts into a liquidy form. Then add the spices, salt and pav bhaaji masala and heat well for 5-7 mins. Keep stirring continuously to prevent it from over burning. The spices on being roasted will give out a nice aroma. Add the spinach, cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well. Heat for 2 minutes. Add mashed potato paste and mix thoroughly. Add water to give it the desired consistency. Heat for 5 mins. Squeeze out juice of one lemon and add to the bhaaji. Mix it nicely. Heat for 2 mins. Transfer in a serving bowl. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and butter generously.
Heat a tava. Spread butter on the plain side of buns and heat them on the heated tava.
Serve the bhaaji hot with warm pav along with finely chopped onions and tomatoes and a wedge of lemon.