Pav Bhaji is a famous fast food dish of Maharashtra. In general, bhaji is prepared with mashed potatoes and other vegetables. I replaced potatoes with chickpeas and peas in this recipe. You can check the bhaji recipe with potato and other vegetables here.
Chandrika Pav Bhaji Masala is mildly flavoured with all the spices. The masala really gave a nice aroma and colour. As the masala already contained chillies and pepper, I didn't use any extra chilli powder. If you want it to be more spicy, you can either add chopped green chillies or red chilli powder.
1. Chickpeas - 1 Cup (Soaked and Cooked)
2. Peas - 1 Cup (Cooked)
3. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
4. Tomato - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
5. Bell Pepper - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
6. Carrot - 1 (Grated)
7. Cauliflower - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
8. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
9. Chandrika Pav Bhaji Masala - 2.5 tsp
10. Salt - Needed Qty
11. Coriander - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
12. Oil - 1 tbs
13. Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
1. Cook chickpeas and peas together.
2. Take half the quantity of cooked chickpeas and peas.Blend till smooth. Keep aside.
3. In a pan, add oil and Saute onion till soft.
4. Now, add ginger-garlic paste to the onion. saute till the ginger-garlic paste turns golden brown.
5. Add tomato, chopped bell pepper,cauliflower, grated carrot cooked chickpeas and peas. Mix them all together with salt.
6. Add, a cup of water and Chandrika Pav Bhaji Masala or any Pav Bhaji Masala you have.
7. Cover the pan with lid and let the contents cook well.
8. After about 15 minutes, add chickpeas and peas paste to the contents in the pan.
9. Wait till the contents get thickened with occasional stirring. Add lemon juice.
10. Garnish with chopped coriander.
11. Serve hot with toasted pav buns.
They sell the PavBhaji Masala at reasonable cost (100 gms for $2.50). The masala is really fresh and prepared in home-made style. They do ship their products all over US and you can order through their website.
I received their product to do the review. I was not compensated in anyway for this post. All the opinions in this post are 100% mine.
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