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Pav Bhaji
Yield: 4 servings

8 pavs, (squarish soft buns about 4" x 5" size)
butter to shallow fry

1 capsicum chopped fine
2 onions chopped fine
2 tomatoes chopped fine
2 1/2 c chopped vegetables, carrot, cauliflower, potato, beans, squash)
1/2 c shelled peas
2 tb butter
2 ts pavbhaji masala
1 1/2 ts chilli powder
1/4 ts turmeric powder
1/2 ts sugar
salt to taste
1 c reserved water from cooking vegetables
1/2 ts ginger, grated
1/2 ts garlic, crushed
juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tb coriander chopped
1 onion chopped
1 sm piece lemon

Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done. Mash them
coarsely after draining. Heat butter in a pan. Add ginger-garlic,
capsicum, onion, tomatoes. Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft. Add
pavbhaji masala, chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry
further 2-3 minutes. Add mashed vegetables and water. Bring to
boil. Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with
masala, in between. Add lemon juice, stir. Garnish with chopped
coriander and a block of butter.

For Pavs: Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To
open like a book). Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a
griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.
Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.


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Yummy recipe, July 29, 2004 - 11:50 PM
Reviewer: Mimi from CA, USA
This is the first time am preparing pav bhaji...its my favorite dish in the world. Its a great feelin to prepare it ... which tastes sooo yummy...and its damn easy too...I'll bookmark this page for future preparations!

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Seems excellent!, February 14, 2005 - 12:06 PM
Reviewer: prabha from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
I have not tried this recipe yet but just from reading the ingredients and the method I know this is going to be very tasty. Will make it tonight! Thanks a heap!

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