Thursday, December 17, 2009

Healthy Pav Bhaji - Kids Specials

Serve: 4-5 people
Time: 20 Minutes


3 cups boiled peeled grated potatoes
2 cup green peas(boiled)
1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped green peppers
1/2 cup chopped onions
lemon juice
finely chopped onion and finely chopped fresh cilantro to taste
12 whole wheat dinner Rolls/Pav(Instead of white ones made from all purpose flour)***
1 cup water

For tempering:
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Red chili powder (as per your choice)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
3 tbsp pav bhaji masala
salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat.

2. Saute ginger garlic paste for 30 seconds. Add onions, saute for about minute. Add tomatoes, cook until pasty.

3. Add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, pav bhaji masala, salt and pinch of red edible color(we have not used). 

4. Add grated potatoes, peas, green pepper and water. Mix well.

5. Pressure Cook for 3 whistles. Let the steam go by itself.

6. In deep flat  pan pour all cooked vegetables from pressure cooker and smash using pav bhaji smasher. Taste it for additional salt or pav bhaji masala.

7. Toast the dinner rolls, and spread with butter.

8. Serve garnished with chopped onion, lemon wedges and cilantro.

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