It is raining and I wanted to make something that complements the weather. And there is an auto response on my taste buds to have something hot and spicy. ‘Pav Bhaji’ was one dish that came to my mind.
Potato – 4 medium size
Cauliflower chopped, Green peas – altogether 1 cup
Onion, chopped 1 big size
Capsicum or other vegetable (optional)
Tomato, chopped 2 nos. medium sized
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Turmeric ¼ tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Pav Bhaji masala 2 tsp, I prefer Everest brand
Salt to taste
Pav or bread
Onion and coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing
Pressure cook the potatoes. Peel the skin of potatoes and mash potato with a potato masher and set aside.
Heat a broad pan with butter, add onion and ginger garlic paste fry till onion turns transparent and raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off.
Then add the cauliflower and fry for a minute, then add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder.
Fry till tomatoes turn soft and mushy and butter start leaves on the corner then add all the veggies, stir well.
Simmer for 5 min and mash with a ladle so that all the veggies get mixed well, add butter if desired.
Squeeze some lemon and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy with pav or bread.