Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More food

On monday I whipped up a classic Mumbai dish . If you have visited Mumbai , there is a fair bit of chance, you would have eaten this dish. Its called Pav Bhaji . In english its simply translated into Bread & Vegetables.
As simple as it sounds, I'll have you know, the dish is simple to cook but is packed with flavour. Its vegetarian and its simply delightful.

The  best part of this dish is that,  you can use as many vegetables in it or as few as you fancy. There are many versions of it out there , but  here is a very simple recipe  that I have used. I modified the recipe a bit here is my version ...

Ingredients :

3-4 medium sized potatoes
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1 red capsicum
1 -2 carrots
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1 onion
3-4 garlic cloves
1 green chilli
4-5 medium tomatoes

For garnishing :
1 onion - finely chopped
1/2 bunch corriander
Lemon juice

Directions :
1) Chop the potatoes and carrots into small cubes.
2) Boil the vegetables in water . Throw away excess water .
3) Heat a pan , and sautee the onions, chilli, garlic , capsicum in the butter.
4) Add diced tomatoes once the onions and capsicum are cooked.
5) Add the vegetables in the mixture . Add salt, Pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder . Mix it up well and mash the vegetables .
6) Squeeze some lemon juice onto the mashed vegetables and garnish with corriander.

Cooking the bread :
Apply butter on both sides of the bread and cook it on the pan . Any bread is fairly suitable . I used hamburger buns and sliced them into halves for each serving.

Serving Pav Bhaji : Serve some bhaji ( vegetables ) with the bread on individual plates . Garnish the vegetables with some chopped onions and a lemon wedge.

I decided to cook this , since my son enjoyed it so much when he had it a few weeks ago . He's been asking me to cook it and he even invited my sister over, from the U.S to eat it with us ! For the record, he wolfed it down and declared it as his favourite dinner ! yay, I am sooo happy !

While I am on the subject of food- on Monday, on My Kitchen Rules, the contestants had to cook for kids and their parents . As usual, there were some amazing dishes whipped up and the kids loved them .  Check out the picture below of my Pav Bhaji .. it looks really colourful , don't you think ? I could've given the MKR contestants a run for their money, me thinks ...;-)

Also, the recipe cards will be showing up in the shop very soon.. I listed one today ..check it out , will ya ? 

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