Wednesday, February 11, 2009



Green bell peppers (finely chopped)   - 2, big size

   Potatoes    - 4, big size

   Carrots    -  3 ,medium size

   French beans   -  100 gms

   Green Peas (boiled)   - 1 cup 

   Tomatoes (finely chopped)   - 3, medium

   Onions (finely chopped)   - 2, medium

   Pav Bhaji masala (readymade)   - 4 tbsp

   Red chili powder   - 1/2 tsp

  Garlic paste   - 1 tsp

   Lemon juice   - 1 tbsp

   Fresh coriander leaves (chopped)   - 2 tbsp

   Salt to taste

   Dinner Rolls ("Pav")   -1 pack

   Salted Butter  -  6-8 tbsp

   Salt to taste

   For Garnish

   1/2 cup finely chopped onions and lemon wedges.


·        Boil together potatoes, french beans and carrots. Now mash them roughly.

·        In a large heavy bottomed flat saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter and add chopped onions. Sauté on medium heat till they turn pink.

·        Add garlic paste and chopped tomatoes and sauté till the masala leaves oil.

·        Add coarsely mashed potatoes, carrots and French beans and boiled peas. Sauté for 5-7 minutes.

·        Add red chili powder, Pav Bhaji masala and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly.

·        Add half cup of water to the vegetables. Cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes while stirring and mashing the veggies here and there. The consistency should not be very thick. If required add little water.

·        Add chopped coriander and lemon juice. Sauté till the spices start to give out a wonderful aroma.

To prepare the "Pav" or Dinner rolls:

·        Slit the buns/rolls into half keeping the base intact.

·        Melt butter in a flat pan and arrange all the buns on the pan. Roast both the sides of the buns on the butter.

Serve the "Pav" or rolls with the "bhaji" and a lemon slice. Garnish with chopped onions and a chunk of butter.


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