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You are here Home > Recipes > Gujarati Cuisine > Bombay Pav Bhaji Recipe

Main Course Recipe by Mittal

 90 Minutes  6 Persons

Butter - 200 grams
Onion - 1 large
Tomatoes - 2 large
Garlic - 1 small
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Green pepper - 1 (not chillies)
Potatoes - 5 small
Cauliflower - 1 small
Cabbage - 1 small
Aubergine - 1 medium
Green peas (fresh / frozen) - 4 heaped tbsp
Coriander - (handful chopped)
Pav bhaji masala - 4 tbsp
Lemon - 1
Salt - 4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Bread rolls (2 per person)

1. In a large pressure cooker, boil the potatoes unless htey become     soft. Boil the aubergine, cabbage, cauliflower and peas together     (chop them smaller to make them fit in cooker).

2. After they have boiled, mash the potatoes and mix all the     vegetables together, chopping them until they become like a     mash. Then chop one of the tomatoes, onion and green pepper     finely into little squares.

3. In a large saucepan, add the butter on medium heat. When it     melts add the jeeraand allow to turn it brown. Add the chopped     tomato, onion and green pepper and keep on medium heat until     soft. In the meantime, peel the garlic until it is like a puree and     add it to the pan. Stir it well.

4. After a few minutes, add all the boiled vegetables. Stir and add a     small bowl of water to make it to the consistency of sauce and     mash the tomatoes into a puree and add them. Add the masala     powder and stir.

5. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice of the lemon into the pan,     making sure the seeds dont go in. Add the salt and chilli powder -     stir it well. Leave on slow to medium heat for 15-20 minutes.     Chop up a handful of coriander finely and add it to the pan.

6. Serve with buttered rolls, heated on chappati pan.


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Name: faryalfk
City:   ruwi
Comments:   hi

Name: gita punjwani
City:   malaga[spain]
Comments:   i think its really interesting

Name: shakira
Comments:   where is the main ingredient....shimla mirch.otherwise good

Name: Mittal
City:   London
Comments:   Shakira, With regards to your question on shimla mirch, it is not necessary to use this, here in england and to my knowledge pau bhaki masala does contain this which is what we use in the UK. Also this is my father´ s recipe, who is from the very streets of Bombay where this favourite street food is sold.

Name: Manorma
City:   GurgaonHaryanaIndia
Comments:   This is really very tasty recipe.

Name: donald
City:   mumbai
Comments:   there is no recepie for bata wada(india ) style

Name: advice
City:   mumbai
Comments:   well ms shimla mirch is very much used in mumbai too much of arrogance aint good especially when sharing knowledge

Name: nikissta
City:   goa
Comments:   can you tell me what is aubergine, is it an english word? pls help

Name: hail
City:   bahrain
Comments:   pls tell me the english word for aubergine as the place i stay in does not know the exact meaning of that word

Name: yuk
City:   france
Comments:   what´ s the meaning of aubergine?? i´ m dyin to eat some pav bhaji here but the locals confuse it with blue cheese

Name: m.b.
City:   austin
Comments:   ´ Baigan´ (Hindi) is called ´ Aubergine´ by the British and ´ egg plant´ by the Americans

Name: maha
City:   Bombay
Comments:   Aubergine is also known as brinjal.. the person who has given the recipe has mentioned in the ingredients ´ Green pepper 1 (not chillies)´ by this it means shimla mirch or as its known in english ´ green capsicum´ ...

Name: HsvsRsvsesv
City:   New York
Comments:   xxtts

Name: HsvsRsvsesv
City:   New York
Comments:   xxtts

Name: Mittal
City:   London
Comments:   Thank you all. I think there has been some confusion here green bell pepper is I believe what you call Shimla mirch in India so this recipe does keep to the traditonal ingredients. Also Aubergine Hope you enjoy it.

Name: sunny kant
City:   patna
Comments:   very nice

Name: papuu
City:   goa
Comments:   gand

Name: papuu.sharma
City:   goa
Comments:   land

Name: hemanshi
City:   Ahmedabad
Comments:   so hard to make bhaji pav

Name: Jyotsna
City:   London
Comments:   I made it and it is true to the recipe.Every country has different names to the vegetables,if you don´ t find you can use your favourite veg but it not taste good as this one.

Name: Sonal M Desai
City:   Surat Gujarat
Comments:   very essay recipe

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