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Monday, February 12, 2018

Beguiling Pav bhaji or Vegetable Euphoria!

Beguiling Pav bhaji or Vegetable Euphoria!

I have always loved veggies from all the manifest corners of my soul, it brings joy, sparkles and happiness inside and around me, every string of my contentment is interlinked with the goodness of seasonal greens. What blooms my countenance are the idyllic evocations chained to every simple recipe connecting my lady love "my mama". She is a complete divine seraphic when it comes to cooking, I have always tried to add her feel, emotions and love in my veg dishes and luckily I have won the affinity of my beloved one's like she does! Today I am going to please you all with this yummy thick and immensely nutritive recipe assembled from fresh and beautiful vivid veggies. We call it Pav Bhaji as the bhaji meaning the mashed vegetable curry ideally gets served with absolute amount of Amul butter and ladle out hot without failing to miss the amount of embellishments like flavorful cilantro, crunchy onions and little cof lemon juice all over the top, this recipe goes amazingly well with pav meaning bread. 

Coming from the land of spicy and flavorsome food, my taste buds cannot afford to stick to t particular culture of cooking, trying out different variation of cuisine and developing them in a single roof is getting fun and satisfying each day. This one, stem from my roots Mumbai, one of the highly recommendable and favorable dish in the hearts of Mumbaikars. The surprising factor in the warmness of pav bhaji is simply its special pav bhaji masala and nothing more!. Throw in as many boiled veggies you like, mash them together and  sprinkle gentle amount of fragrantful pavbhaji masala and!!! our yummy plate of pav bhaji is ready to serve. Pav bhaji masala is so readily available and handy that you will love this idea of cooking, kick the routine of that repeated menu and enjoy this butterish pav bhaji and add classic richness in your dinner.

Beguiling Pav bhaji or Vegetable Euphoria!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 23 persons

1 cup boiled cauliflower
1/2 cup boiled broccoli
1/2 cup boiled carrots
1/2 cup boiled peas
1/2 cup boiled and peeled potatoes, diced
1 finely chopped onion
3-4 finely chopped, red and juicy tomatoes
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1-2 cubes of Amul butter
3-4 tablespoons Pav bhaji masala
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 cup finely chopped onion, for garnishing
1 cup lemon juice, garnishing
Handful of finely chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
1/2 cup water

Cooking Directions:
  • In a non-stick pan, heat cooking oil with 1 cube of butter and add small pieces of chopped onions, leave it to cook until pinkish in color. Meantime, in a big bowl, add-in all the boiled veggies and mush them all together with the help of a masher.
  • Once the onions are cooked well, add finely chopped tomatoes and cook until it forms a smooth and silky paste, add pinch of salt for speedy out turn.
  • Once the tomato forms a smooth puree, add boiled and mashed veggies and mix it well, add aromatic pav bhaji masala and salt to taste, mix properly and allow it to cook on a low flame.
  • If you like heat in your food, you can surely add red chili powder as per your liking's. Add 1/2 cup water and cook on a low to medium flame until the bhaji forms a smooth and thick paste.
  • Remove to a plate, garnish with a scoopful of Amul butter, chopped cilantro, chopped onions and splash some lemon juice all over it. Serve hot with buns grilled in butter and pav bhaji masala!.
Easy, nutritive and heavenly meal!

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