Ganpati Bappa Moraya!

Ganpati Bappa Moraya!
Ganesh Festival!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


4 Potato medium size, 1 cup capsicum chopped, 1 cup Cauliflower flower, 2 onions finely chopped, 2 tomato finely chopped, 2 Green chili chopped, 1 cup French beans, 4 tbsp butter, 2 tsp. Pavbhaji masala, 1-1/2 tsp Red chili powder (according to taste), 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp. garam masala, salt to taste, 1 cup water - for boiling vegetables, 8-10 Pavs (soft buns), 2 tbsp. green coriander leaves finely chopped, 1 Onion Small size finely chopped (for serving), 2 tbsp. lemon juice, Green masala chutney (to apply on Pav/Bun)
1. Cut Potato into half. Wash the vegetables thoroughly with water.
2. Pressure-cook all the vegetables (capsicum, Cauliflower, Potato, French beans) till well done.
3. Mash them coarsely.
4. Heat 2 tbsp. of butter in a frying pan or kadai. Add green chili.
5. Add chopped onions and fry until they become light golden brown in color. Then add chopped tomato and cook till it becomes tender.
6. Add Pavbhaji masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, and cook again for 4-5 minutes. 7. Add the boiled vegetables, lemon juice and mix well. Simmer till it becomes thick; keep on stirring and mashing pieces in between.
8. Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan or a tawa. Slice Pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter for half a minute, pressing two or three times or till pav is crisp and light brown. 9. Apply Green masala chutney to Pav (chutney: grind red chili powder+ corainder leaves + garlic + salt together) 10. Garnish the bhaji with chopped coriander leaves, remaining butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with remaining chopped onion, coriander and lemon wedges.