Pao Bhaji

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Number of Portions: 06

Ingredients

Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Pathar Phool (lichen) - 1no
Onion chopped - 1/4 cup
Garlic chopped - 1/2 tbsp
Ginger chopped - 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli - 1 no
Beans chopped - 1/4 cup
Carrots chopped - 1/4 cup
Cauliflower grated - 1/4 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Potato mashed - 1cup
Tomato puree - 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Pepper powder - a pinch
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Methi Leaves (Fenugreek) - a pinch
Pao (soft buns) - 6 nos
Butter - 2 tbsp

Method

  • To make the bhaji heat oil & butter in a pan, add Pathar phool and saute.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic, ginger and chopped green chilly.
  • Saute them for 3-4 mins.
  • Now add chopped beans, carrots and cauliflower.
  • Add salt and toss for 2-3 mins.
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  • Stir for a while and add boiled & mashed potatoes.
  • Cook for few minutes and then add tomato puree.
  • Cook till oil surfaces.
  • Now add water, green peas and methi leaves powder and let it come to a boil and then simmer till it thickens.
  • Slit the pao from the centre and apply butter on the inside and toast them on a hot pan.
  • Serve crisp pao with creamy bhaji.

Recipe Video