Indian Delights PAV BHAJI

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Pavbhaji-w

Category, CuisineDietsYield4 Servings

This popular Indian street food can be found everywhere in Mumbai. It’s so tasty and easy to make, you won’t need to charter a ticket to India. Delight your family and serve at home. This delicious vegan version was demoed by Vimi Shukla at Veggie Fest 2019.

Ingredients

 2 cups grated cauliflower
 2 cups green pepper, finely chopped
 1 cup cooked green beans, chopped
 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
 1 cup cooked green peas
 1 cup onion, finely chopped
 1 ½ cups boiled potatoes, mashed, without liquid
 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
 2 cups tomatoes, finely chopped
 2 lemon wedges
 8 full-sized hamburger buns or 12 slider-size buns, grilled or toasted (pav)
Masala (spice mix) for vegetables
 2 tablespoons oil
 3 tablespoons vegan buttery sticks
 2 teaspoons cumin seed
 ½ teaspoon turmeric
 2 teaspoons coriander powder
 ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
 2 teaspoons Pav Bhaji Masala mix, commercial or prepared at home (see recipe below)
 Salt, to taste
Garnishes:
 ½ cup chopped cilantro
 ½ cup finely-diced ginger
 ½ cup diced onion
PAV BHAJI MASALA MIX
 2 whole black cardamom pods
 1 tablespoon cumin seed
 1 teaspoon pepper corn
 3 red chilies
 ½ tablespoon fennel seeds
 1 inch cinnamon stick
 4 whole cloves
 ½ tablespoon amchur (dried mango powder)

Instructions

1

Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan.

2

Add cumin seed. Add chopped onion. When you hear the crackling sound, start stirring.

3

Add ginger and garlic and continue stirring until ingredients are brown.

4

Add chopped tomatoes, remaining spices, and half the Pav Bhaji masala.

5

Add carrots, green beans, green peppers, grated cauliflower. Mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.

6

Add the mashed potatoes (binding agent) Add 1 tablespoon butter. Mash, using a potato masher.

7

Add 1 cup and let it simmer 10 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the Pav Bhaji Masala.

8

Add chopped cilantro and serve on toasted or grilled pav (bread/hamburger bun)

PAV BHAJI MASALA MIX
9

Dry roast ingredients in a pan and grind into a powder. Store in a spice jar.

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Ingredients

 2 cups grated cauliflower
 2 cups green pepper, finely chopped
 1 cup cooked green beans, chopped
 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
 1 cup cooked green peas
 1 cup onion, finely chopped
 1 ½ cups boiled potatoes, mashed, without liquid
 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
 2 cups tomatoes, finely chopped
 2 lemon wedges
 8 full-sized hamburger buns or 12 slider-size buns, grilled or toasted (pav)
Masala (spice mix) for vegetables
 2 tablespoons oil
 3 tablespoons vegan buttery sticks
 2 teaspoons cumin seed
 ½ teaspoon turmeric
 2 teaspoons coriander powder
 ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
 2 teaspoons Pav Bhaji Masala mix, commercial or prepared at home (see recipe below)
 Salt, to taste
Garnishes:
 ½ cup chopped cilantro
 ½ cup finely-diced ginger
 ½ cup diced onion
PAV BHAJI MASALA MIX
 2 whole black cardamom pods
 1 tablespoon cumin seed
 1 teaspoon pepper corn
 3 red chilies
 ½ tablespoon fennel seeds
 1 inch cinnamon stick
 4 whole cloves
 ½ tablespoon amchur (dried mango powder)

Directions

1

Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan.

2

Add cumin seed. Add chopped onion. When you hear the crackling sound, start stirring.

3

Add ginger and garlic and continue stirring until ingredients are brown.

4

Add chopped tomatoes, remaining spices, and half the Pav Bhaji masala.

5

Add carrots, green beans, green peppers, grated cauliflower. Mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.

6

Add the mashed potatoes (binding agent) Add 1 tablespoon butter. Mash, using a potato masher.

7

Add 1 cup and let it simmer 10 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the Pav Bhaji Masala.

8

Add chopped cilantro and serve on toasted or grilled pav (bread/hamburger bun)

PAV BHAJI MASALA MIX
9

Dry roast ingredients in a pan and grind into a powder. Store in a spice jar.

Indian Delights PAV BHAJI