Step-by-step Cooking Instructions to make Pav Bhaji

Step 1: Prep the Vegetable – Peel and chop the potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and capsicum into small pieces.

– Rinse the peas under running water if using fresh peas.

Step 2: Boil the Vegetable – In a large pot, add the chopped potatoes, peas, and water.

– Bring it to a boil and cook until the potatoes are soft and easily mashed. – Drain the water and set aside.

Step 3: Sauté the Onions and Tomatoe

– Heat a pan or a deep skillet and add some oil.

– Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.

– Add the tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.

Step 4: Add the Vegetable

– Add the chopped capsicum to the pan and sauté for a few minutes until it becomes tender.

– Mash the boiled potatoes and peas and add them to the pan.

– Mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 5: Add Spice – Add the Pav Bhaji masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. – Mix all the spices well into the vegetable mixture. – Cook for a few more minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.

Step 6: Add Butter – Add a generous amount of butter to the bhaji and mix it in. – Let the bhaji simmer for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.

Step 7: Toast the Pav Bun – Slit the pav buns horizontally, but not all the way through. – Heat a griddle or a flat pan and add some butter. – Toast the pav buns on both sides until they become golden and crispy.

Step 8: Serve – Place a ladleful of the hot bhaji on a plate. – Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. – Serve the bhaji with the toasted pav buns, a side of chopped onions, and lemon wedges.

Tips: – You can adjust the spiciness of the bhaji by adding more or less red chili powder according to your taste. – Squeezing lemon juice over the bhaji before serving adds a tangy freshness. – You can also add a dollop of butter on top of the bhaji for extra richness.