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Pav Bhaji -Part 1

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Bhavna brings you Pav bhaji. A real tasty treat !
For boiling the vegetables
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Potatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Cauliflower florets 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided (Frozen, thawed and cooked for about 5 minutes in the microwave oven; reserve some for garnish)
  Green beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into 1-inch pieces
  Fresh cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Salt 1 Tablespoon (Use as required)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use as required to cook the vegetables)
  Dry peas 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Soaked in water for a couple of hours and cooked separately)
For sauteing the vegetables
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red onions 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped finely
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pav bhaji garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed tomatoes 8 Tablespoon, canned
For the seasoning
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar/Regular sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely (For garnishing)

1. Soak the dry peas in water for a couple of hours. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat a pressure cooker with some oil, add the potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, green bell pepper and green beans.
3. Add the green peas (keep aside some for garnish), cilantro and salt. Add a little water, close the pressure cooker and cook till you hear about 2 to 3 whistles of pressure release. Do not overcook the vegetables.
4. In a separate pressure cooker, cook the soaked and drained dry peas till you hear about 8 whistles of pressure release. (Dry peas takes more time to cook than the vegetables).
5. In a pan, heat some oil for sauteing the vegetables, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, finely chopped red onions. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute.
6. Add turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, paprika, red chili powder and stir well. Continue to stir till the onions are cooked well with all the spices.
7. Add the crushed tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
8. In the meanwhile, using a potato or vegetable masher, mash the cooked vegetables and the cooked dry peas.
9. Add the cooked and mashed vegetables and dry peas into the simmering pan with sauteed onions and crushed tomatoes. Stir well, cover and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
10. Add butter and a little brown sugar. You can also add a little fresh lemon juice to the bhaji mix. Turn off the stove and the pav bhaji is ready to serve.

11. In a serving plate, place a toasted bun, some finely chopped red onions and tomatoes to serve the pav bhaji masala.

12. Serve the pav bhaji warm, garnished with some of the cooked green peas and finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves.

For the vegetables, eggplant, cabbage and any other vegetable of your choice may also be used.

Things You Will Need
1. Pressure cooker
2. Potato/vegetable masher

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
If you're fond of having Indian food, then you must have heard of this dish. It is called the Pav Bhaji in India. This is the review for Part 1 of the video. In this part the chef boils all the vegetables which are needed to make the pav bhaji. You should follow part 2 which explains the reaming recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 308 Calories from Fat 129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g22.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g29.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.5 mg7.2%

Sodium 1102.6 mg45.9%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.6%

Sugars 10.1 g

Protein 9 g18.4%

Vitamin A 130% Vitamin C 107.1%

Calcium 6.4% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pav Bhaji -Part 1 Recipe Video