Pav bhaaji is one of the most popular street food in India. Generally everyone loves to relish on these yummy delicious snack. But due to hygiene purpose sometimes we try to avoid having these outside. So why not prepare these at home in fully hygienic and healthy way. You can find readymade pav or bake it at home with my easy pav recipe. And for bhaaji, it's in your hand that how much healthy you can make it. Most of the kids don't like capsicums, beetroot, peas, corn , spinach etc so here is a golden chance to feed them all these veggies in a yummier way. I used to prepare my bhaaji with lots of veggies and minimum butter and oil , which makes it much more healthier for everyone. Today I am sharing my recipe of bhaaji, hope you all will definitely love to try this.
VEGGIE LOADED BHAAJI FOR PAV
Time: 30 mins
4 cup mixed veggies, roughly chopped ( beans, carrot, potato, peas, corn, beetroot etc)
1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
1 cup spinach finely chopped
2-3 big onion, finely chopped
4-5 green chilies, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 big tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
First of all pressure cook mixed veggies till completely cooked and tender. Now mash it with a masher or use hand blender. But don't make puree of veggies , we want little chunky texture for perfect bhaaji, like restaurant ones. Keep aside for later use.
Heat some oil in a wok and add chopped onions and chilies. Let them cook till transparent then add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and then add all dry spice powder except chaat masala. Saute for a minute and add capsicum and spinach. Let them cook till nice soft, then add chopped tomatoes. Let the tomatoes cook till nicely cooked and mushy. Now add mashed veggies and adjust salt.
If needed add some water as we don't want too dry bhaaji. Bhaaji also dries up on cooling so add water accordingly. Let it cook for 5-8 mins ,then add chaat masala and green coriander leaves. Mix well and your yummy healthy bhaaji is ready to go with pav.
Though it is full of rejected veggies from kids, even then they will ask for it again and again. You can give it in their tiffin, breakfast or any time , even in lunch or dinner too. As it is a complete meal for everyone and delicious too, without any extra butter or oil.
If you like it more buttery then just add it as per your taste.
You an use any veggies of your choice and as per availability. I used only one potato but if you are fan of it , can increase as per your choice.
For perfect reddish colour of bhaaji without adding red chilies, must add beetroot. It will increase its nutrition as well as beauty.
Hope you will love this recipe and please don't forget to drop down your experience here with me. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot.