Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Pav bhaji is a fast food dish native to Maharashtra and is popular in almost every state in india. In Marathi pav means bread and bhaji, which is a potato based curry with vegetables. It's garnished with coriander leaves and chopped onions.


potatos - 2 nos , mashed

grated cauliflower - 1 cup

Grated carrot - 1 cup

onion - 1 medium size ,chopped fine + to garnish

green bell pepper - 1 medium size, diced small

frozen peas - 1/2 cup

tomato - 1 medium size,diced

gin- gar paste - 2 tsp

turmeric - 1 tsp

curry leaves - 1 sprig

green chillies - 3 nos,slit

red chilli pdr - 1 tsp

pav bhaji masala - 1 tbsp(i used mtr brand)

coriander leaves - to garnish

lemon juice - 2 tsp

salt to taste

pav/dinner rolls

Butter - 1 tbsp


Heat butter in wide pan.Add green chillies,gin-gar paste,onion,green bell pepper.Saute until the vegetables become soft.Add turmeric and red chilli pdr.Add grated cauliflower and carrot.Add salt and stir until everything is combine.Sprinkle some water if needed.Now add the diced tomatoes and mashed potatoes.Add peas and pour water to bring it to desired consistency.Check salt.Cover and simmer for 10 mins or until it comes to a boil.Sprinkle the lemon juice on top.Garnish with coriander leaves and chopped onions.Serve hot with pav.

Now cut the pav in the middle, apply butter and lightly toast it on a griddle.Serve hot with bhaji.

Last week i received some very beautiful awards .

JZ ans suma bestowed me the friendship award.This one is very very special and will be very close to my heart.Thank u so much JZ and suma.I would like to pass this onto:-

Roopa,JZ,cham,madhuram,swathi,DK,siri,Anu,laks and lathamma,valli,raaga,bhags,Divya vikram,Divya,Suma,asha,happycook,uma,nanditha,meeso,madhavi.

Uma and JZ gave me the yum yum blog award.It feels so nice to know the word yum being associated with my blog :).I am really happy u gals thought of my blog among many others to pass this onto.Thank u so much uma and JZ.I am passing this to Roopa,Asha,Sia,Trupthi,Meera,suma

Meeso gave me the giant bear hug award.Thank u so much for that big hug meeso,I really needed one badly :).It feels so good.

JZ also passed me the blogging with purpose award.Thank u so much JZ for passing me so many awards:)..what would i do without u ;).


JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hmmm, pavi bhaji is looking good, ranji!! havent tried this yet, but no i gotta!! yummy!

congrats on all ur awards, and thanks for mine!! :-)

Roopa said...

Hi Ranji, mmmmm pav bhaji:) That one of my fav:) I loved it when i first ate it in manipal:) especially our mess;)) .......Hey Thanks a lot for the yum-yum award and the friendship award:) You are indeed my dearest friend :) I still cant get over the yummy gobi manchuri i had yesterday at your place, and the heavy dose of grilled chicken;)) Hugs to you !! :)

Roopa said...

I am going to make gobi manchuri today with brcolli florets as an addition, your way:) thanks for those lovely tips you gave me yesterday:)

Suma Rajesh said...

woooo...my fav my fav my fav.....can anyone say more than this?...its perfect with nice texture ..hope u both had a very good time having this delicious dish....i used to pressure carrot,cauliflower,tomoto,potato in cooker.....have to try ur style...thank u soo much for award ranti...ur sooo sweet

Arundathi said...

Thank you so much for the award, Ranji! :-) The pav bhaji looks delicious!!

Madhavi said...

OMG Pav Bhaji my all time fav, mouth-drooling entry ranji!!! Looks awesome, mouthwatering :)))

congratulations on ur well deserve awards, and thank you so much for thinking of me dear :)))

kamala said...

My fav one Ranji...Want to have the whole bowl..Looks yumm..Congrats on ur awards

Asha said...

YUMMO!! We all love Pan bhaji, even kids. Looks delcious Ranji. I usually add potatoes and Peas, then I tried Nupur's with Cauliflowers etc like your's, both are great!:)

Enjoy both of your awards sweetie, you deserve it! Thanks for mine too, hugs to you.

Madhuram said...

That's a delicious looking Pav Bhaji Ranji. Congrats on your awards and thank you very much for passing the friendship award. It really means so much to me.

Add a lot of coconut for the adai, the taste is so good.

One question, do you have any recipes for using ripe plantain? Thank you.

Cham said...

Love the Pav bhaj :) I am drooling Dear :) Congrats on ur well deserved awards and thank u for the Friendship award, honored to pick it from u !

Trupti said...

Pav bhaji looks very very...delicious Ranji. I love Pav Bhaji.
Congratulations on your awards. Thank you very much for passing me the award.

meeso said...

Yum, I would love some of that for lunch, I'm starving! Congratulations on the awards and thanks for passing one along to me :)

bhags said...

Ranji...pav bhaji looks all yummy....loved the second pic....its raining awards at your corner, enjoy them.....thanks for thinking about me

Meera said...

Ranji,pav bhaji looks so yummy. Now I need to make it sometime soon as I have got a huge craving now! Congrats on your awards. Thanks for thinking about me. Hugs to you...

sowmya said...

bhaji looks really yummy..congrats on your awards..

Uma said...

pav bhaji looks so delicious, Ranji! I like the second picture the most. Congrats on the well deserved awards and thank you so much for thinking about me!

Yes, I am having a great vacation. thanks dear! Sorry I couldn't check your posts regularly.

Srivalli said...

Ranji, thats one load of awards you got there...congrats..and thanks for thinking of me...

pav bahaji looks great!

delhibelle said...

Your pav bhaji looks so delicious and healthy, wit all those vegetables in there!

Enjoy your slew of awards:)

Pearlsofeast said...

Ranji, the picture has come out so well and they look rocking.Looks divine with onions chopped.

easycrafts said...

Congrats on all ur awards...your pav bhaji is making me hungry..long since I made them

Sia said...

delicious... and thank you dear Ranji for the award:)

Illatharasi said...

Hi Ranji, Thanks for stoping by my blog:) Pav bahji looks great, I like mangalore chicken too... looking yummy:)

I have added you to my blogroll:)

TBC said...

Pav Bahji- I can have this one for any meal.:)

Bhawana said...

This is very tempting Ranji. Looks delicious. Have it from my side too :)

Divya said...

yummy pav bhaji ranji..who can resist those makhan pavs and chatpat bhaji..??am drooling!!!

congrats on your awards..you deserve it all!!and hey..thanks a lot for passing it on to me!!hugs to you!!

Maya said...

Wow, tht bhaji sure looks yumm..Yes Ranji, I studied in Manipal too, MIT :)..Which batch and branch were you from ??