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Paav Bhaji [ Butter toasted buns with spicy mixed vegetables]

Paav Bhaji is a very popular western Indian street food where 'Paav' means bread and 'Bhaji' means vegetables.
Potatoes - 3 medium
Tomatoes - 3 medium, ripe
Onions - 2 medium
Carrots - 2 medium
Green beans - 1 cup
Bell pepper - 1/2 cup, chopped
Cabbage - 1 cup, grated
Ginger - 1 inch
Lime jiuce
Green chillies - optional
Paav bhaji masala, preferably MDH brand - at least 3 tbsp*
Turmeric powder- 1.5 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Butter[un-salted] - 2-4 tbsp**

Boil and grate potatoes. Steam chopped carrots and beans. Chop bell peppers, green chillies, ginger, onions and tomatoes.
Heat oil [preferably butter], add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Now add chopped ginger, green chillies followed by onions and saute'.Throw in steamed carrots, beans followed by cabbage and bell pepper. Cook the vegetables till they are tender. Add pav bhaji masala,turmeric powder, salt,tomatoes and cook well. Add water to get desired consistency and bring it to boil. Occasionally mash the vegetables by the back of the ladle. Now add grated boiled potato and mix everything nicely. Cover the mixture and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Adjust for spices and turn off the gas. Squeeze fresh lime juice, add top it with some butter and garnish with onion rings. Serve it with hot pav [buns] slightly toasted with butter

*Paav bhaji masala is the key to this recipe. Keep adding until you get the desired taste. Remember, adding too much will make your bhaji little spicy
** Butter: the more the better. I personally don't add just 2 tbsp. It is often said that the bhaji tastes better with Amul butter [Indian brand butter].....and this reminds me of  wonderful Amul hoardings in my city which I grew up gazing them on my way to school...I searched for few online and wanted to share with all of you ..


Oraphan said…
Oh, these buns with spicy mixed veggies look amazingly delicious!
It sounds so simple to make, I'll definitely give it a try, thanks:)
Vrinda said…
Yummy pav bhaji,the name itself making me hungry...
Delicious looking paav bhaji...and's nice seeing these amul butter ads once again... :-)
All time favorite food, looks delicious.
shahana said…
looks delicious!!!
Tina said…
Delicious and yummy...
Malar Gandhi said…
Looks yumm' great fan of street foods:) Picture looks awesome:)
Padma said…
All time fav food. Looks yummy.
Its light & yet tasty chat.
Padhu said…
Paav Bhaji my favourite!
Oraphan said…
Hi Renu,

Just wanted to thank you for letting me know that you'll participate in my giveaway, can't wait to see what you'll come up with:)
Deepti said…
I m always game for Spicy bhaji with hot buttery buns...simply mouthwatering.
simplyfood said…
I stumbled across your blog purely by chance but am glad I did, your dish looks absolutely delicious.
viagra online said…
It is an amazing recipe, the contrasts in the ingredients and flavor that is ... yummy ... my family loved it!

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