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Delicious Pav Bhaji

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Pav Bhaji is a favorite fast food dish in India. Pav is the bun and bhaji is the mixed spicy vegetables. This is a very popular dish with the roadside vendors.
Ingredients
  Potatoes 2 Medium, peeled and diced
  Chopped cauliflower 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped green beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 2 , chopped
  Sliced ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 3 Medium, chopped
  Red chili 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fennel seed powder 1 Tablespoon (Saunf)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (Adjust To Taste)
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (Adjust To Taste)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Hara Dhania)
  Bread bun 6
  Tomato 1 Medium, chopped
  Lemon slice 4
Directions

Boil all the vegetables potatoes, cauliflower, beans, peas, and beans in about 1 ½ cup of water. Don’t add too much water, just enough to cook.
After the vegetables are soft and tender, drain the excess water and mash them coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add tomatoes, green chilies, cilantro, and ginger and sauté for 2-3 minutes until pasty.
Next add the red chili powder, fennel seed and turmeric, mix it well.
Add mashed vegetables.
Using a spatula, simultaneously mash and stir all the vegetables for 5 minutes.
Add salt and two tablespoons of ghee, stir-fry for another minute.
Add about ¼ cup of water or as needed, and let it cook for a minute.
Turn off the heat.
Add garam masala, and lemon juice, mix it well
Toast the halves bun over a skillet using butter over medium heat until buns are golden brown from both sides.
Serve toasted buns with bhaji (mixed vegetables), garnish with chopped tomatoes and sliced lemon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Senior
The Indian street food can't really do anything without the delicious Pav Bhaji! Once you have a taste of this superb dish, there would be no going back. Watch and learn from Manjula as she demonstrates in this video. Enjoy!

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