Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Protein Rich Pav Bhaji and A Product Review

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.

Ingredients :

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
10. Salt - Needed Qty
11. Coriander - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
12. Oil - 1 tbs
13. Lemon Juice - 2 tsp




Procedure :

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.

Disclaimer :
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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36 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

pav bajji with chick peas, loved it

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love Pav Bhaji, this one looks lovely !!!

simply.food said...

Pav bhaji looks wonderful and tasty.Very innovative making it with chickpeas.

Smitha said...

I will take that any time!!

meeso said...

Nice plate, looks yummy and filling!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Delicious Pav Bhaji! I will see if they sell that brand of masala at the Indian store I frequent.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks yummy Nithu.I'm planning to make this soon I'm literally craving for it !!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

simply superb,pls pass me the plate...

Leena said...

Combo of chickpeas and pav bhajji masala sounds yummy!

panchpakwan said...

Wow so healthy pav bhaji Nithu..

Pushpa said...

Delicious!!!Delicious!!! Delicious!!!

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Rachana said...

I love pav bhaji but have never made or had bhaji with chickpeas...very innovative idea, Nithu.

Kairali sisters said...

Loves pav bhaji anytime and your looks delicious...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow pav bhaji luks very nice nithu,never made it in home.Thanks for sharing.

women-wisdom.com said...

Yummy pav bhaji. Its my favourite. Lovely recipe and cute presentation.
Loving it :-)
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Priya (elaichii) said...

Nice way to replace the carbs!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

thank for the product review..wil check for the masala in indian store here...betn this pavbhaji is surely guilt free and can finish all @ once..healthy with beans....unique thought nithu...lovely presentation..looks inviting n very tempting dish...

aipi said...

That is definitely a power packed bhaji..very innovative..looks mouthwatering!!

US Masala

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks tempting...

Chow and Chatter said...

this is the perfect snack food and your right was so cool to meet Srivalli LOL Rebecca

Santosh Bangar said...

nice combo of pav .looking delicious.do visit my blog






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Nithu,

i love pav...send me some...

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

jais said...

looks so nice

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Guilt free indulgence! Thanks for the review too!

Priya said...

Pav bhaji makes me hungry Nithu, very brilliant idea of using chickpeas..

sonu said...

wow nithu,sounds so intersting and innovative yaar..looks so delicious !

Kiran said...

The protein packed bhaji looks delicious.Love the intro to the masalas.

Nithya said...

Wow.. this replacement sounds too good :) Used to avoid potatoes usually when I cook for dad.. this is a good choice for him. :)

Sayantani said...

a great healthy twist to the bhaji Nithu. looks lovely.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious pav bhaji..the combo sounds so good

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious lovely review

NIDHYA said...

Looks very healthy and nice combo.

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Sadhana said...

Looks perfect and great

Susan said...

Looks so yummy. I would love to stuff a roll with your chickpea/pea mix.

Thanks yet again, Nithu, for another great MLLA recipe.!

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