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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.
  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

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: 
Stir Fried
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3012 Calories from Fat 1111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 122 g187.2%

Saturated Fat 36.4 g181.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96.8 mg32.3%

Sodium 6413.8 mg267.2%

Total Carbohydrates 414 g138.2%

Dietary Fiber 159.2 g636.6%

Sugars 59 g

Protein 68 g136.5%

Vitamin A 353.2% Vitamin C 613.2%

Calcium 102.4% Iron 137.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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