Thursday, September 30, 2010
My dad was the first in my house who made pav bhaji for us. I can say my mom learnt it from him. My dad is a great cook too. He works in a bank and we are used to transfers. So many years he had to manage all by himself and thats how he started to cook. He is a very good cook. When I was in 2nd grade, one day I still remember, he made it for us and it tasted really good. It was a surprise to me that day to see my dad cook such great dishes. Till then I dint know about my dad's culinary skills. From him my mom learnt ;-) heheheh and of course you know how I got it...
I make this very often at home as its very simple. Just combine everything and let it cook. Its done. It healthy also because you can add all possible veggies in it. My mom used this trick to make us eat veggies.
Ok lets get to cooking now...
Pan de Sal - 1 Pack ( Contains about 18 breads)
Mixed vegetables - 1 cup finely chopped
Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped
Oil - 1 tbsps
Salt - to taste
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1.5 tbps
Green Chilli - 1 slit into half
Garlic - 1 tsps finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsps finely chopped
Turmeric - a pinch
Lime - 1 Cut into 4 pieces
Boil all veggies, mash it and keep it aside
In a pan, heat oil add cumin seeds, green chilli, garlic and ginger. Fry for few seconds and add onion. Fry till it becomes transparent. Now add tomatoes and fry for another min.
Add turmeric, salt, pav bhaji masala, along to mixture and mix well. Let it cook for about 2 mins.
Now add boiled and mashed veggies to the mixture and mix well. Add water according to need and let it cook till the raw smell fades.
This will take about 10 mins. Keep checking in between and add water if necessary. When all ingredients blends well, garnish with cilantro.
Serve it with warm toasted bread along with some fresh onion, lime and cilantro.
I use pan de sal breads or Hawaiian King Dinner Rolls. They are closest to our Indian Pav Bun. Its really yummy...
Sending this to Chaitrali Pathak's Combo meal event and to Vegetarian Foodie Fridays hosted by Melodie
Enjoy your Cooking!!!!