Saturday, December 22, 2012

Paav Bhaaj!!! WoW

Paav Bhaaji is an Indian cuisine and tastes awesome. The good part about this cuisine is that it contains almost all the healthy vegetables. It is a rich and healthy cuisine and can be made at good occasions.

Let's have a look at its ingredients

5pc         Potatos
2pc         Big Onion
1pc         Green Bell Pepper
1lb          Cabbage
8-9pc     Baby Carrot/Carrot
8pc         Garlic Clove
5pc         Tomatos
1"pc       Ginger
4pc         Bay Leaf (Tez Patta)
4pc         Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
1tsp        Cumin (Jeera)
1tsp        Turmeric (Haldi)
1tsp        Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
3tsp        Cilantro Powder (Baarik Dhaniya Powder) 
2tsp        Curry Powder (Garam Masala)
2tsp        Paav Bhaaji Masala
1tsp        Lemonade
2tbsp      Cooking Oil

Salt to taste
Cilantro Leaves (Dhaniya Ke Patte) for Garnishing

  1. Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker such that they can be easily crushed by  hand. Drain water and peel of the skin of potatoes. After cooling crush the potatoes with hand.
  2. Finely chop Bell Pepper, Carrot and Cabbage. Place them in a separate bowl.
  3. Finely chop onion and keep it aside.
  4. Mince ginger and garlic to make a paste.
  5. Grind tomatoes or cut them into fine pieces.
  6. In a big heating pot add oil and place it to flame.
  7. On heating sequentially add Bay Leaf, Black Cardamom, Cumin, Ginger Garlic Paste. Heat till it turns little brown.Stir on regular basis.
  8. On this add chopped onion and heat it till the onion turns into light pink color. Keep stirring.
  9. Now place tomatoes and stir it till tomatoes start leaving oil at the corner of the pot.
  10. To this add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cilantro powder and salt.
  11. Add chopped bell pepper, cabbage, carrot and some water to bake. Mix well everything and cover the lid of the pot. Bake till the vegetables become softer.
  12. Add crushed potatoes and mix well. 
  13. To this add little water as per the requirements of cuisine.
  14. At last add curry powder and paav bhaaji masala in it and heat the pot again by covering the lid for few more minutes.
  15. Garnish it with cilantro leaves.
  16. Serve Hot with either baked bread or ban with butter.
The cuisine can be used for 3 servings.

Enjoy the cuisine and please give me your valuable feedback!