Today I would share the recipe of Pav bhaji, without the ready-made masala. It is very easy to make and Tastes awesome.
Ingredients: (Serves 4 people)
Potatoes – 2 (Boiled & mashed roughly)
Peas – ½ Cup
Onion – 2 (Chopped)
Carrot – 1 (Chopped)
Tomato – 1 (Chopped)
Cabbage – 1 small (Chopped)
Cauliflower – 1 Small (cut in small pieces)
Capsicum – 1 Small (Chopped)
Ginger and Garlic paste – 1 Tbs
Tamarind Juice – ½ Cup
Oil for frying
Salt to Taste
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
Coriander for Garnishing (Optional)
Green chillies for garnishing (Optional)
Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi) – 1
Cloves (Long) – 4
Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) – 1
Dry Red chillies – 4
To prepare the Masala, Roast the Black cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick and Red chillies and keep aside.
Fry one chopped onion in oil till it is golden brown and then let it cool
Grind the Roasted Masala and fried onions in a smooth paste and keep aside.
In a pressure cooker, cook the Carrots, cabbage & cauliflower with Turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.
Heat Oil In a frying pan, Add Cumin seeds and sauté the remaining onions and then add the ginger garlic paste
Add the Capsicum and peas and fry for some time
Add the Bhaji masala that we had prepared and fry for 1-2 minutes
Add Tomatoes and fry again
Now add the pressure cooked veggies with the water and let it boil.
Add the mashed potatoes and salt to taste and let it cook (add more water if required)
Add the tamarind Juice, and garnish with coriander and green chillies
Serve hot with Butter toasted Pav
Note: The amount of red chillies can be reduced in case you do not want the bhaji to be too spicy. The Colour of the bhaji may not be as rich as the one made with the ready-made masala, but would taste just the same.
Today I would share the recipe for Moghlai Paratha. This is something that I loved eating while I was in Kolkata and it was easily available. It was served with fried potato sabzi and Onion Cucumber salad. Recently I tried it at home and it turned out delicious and perfect. Do share your experiences
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 & ½ Cup
Ghee or Oil – 2 tbs
Salt – To Taste
Water for dough
Oil for Frying
Eggs – 2
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbs
Green Chillies – 3 (chopped)
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Pepper – ½ tsp
Salt – To Taste
In a Bowl beat the eggs and then mix it with the chopped Onion, Ginger Garlic paste, Green Chillies, Grated Coconut, Salt and Pepper
Now mix the Flour with Ghee/ Oil, Salt and Water and knead the dough.
Divide the dough in equal sized balls, slightly bigger than what we use for chapatis.
Roll out the balls like a chapatti (should not be very thin) and then place the fillings at the centre
Now fold the chapatti from all sides forming a square packet like paratha
Heat oil in a pan, and fry the parathas on both sides on a low flame until crisp
The Parathas can be cut in pieces and served with fried potato or tomato Sauce