Saturday, April 13, 2013

Aloo - Tomato Pav Bhaji.

Aloo Tomato Pav Bhaji is easy and quick to prepare and its yemmy too . Can eat for break fast , evening snack or  for dinner too.
Things required .
Pav  : 2 packs.
Butter : 4 to 5 Table spoons.
 For Bhaji
Tomatoes : 4 to 5 .
Potatoes : 5 to 6 ( Medium sized ).
Green chillies : 2 to 3
Ginger : 1/2 Table spoon.
Coriander Leaves : 2 Table spoon.
Pav - Bhaji Masala:  1 Tea spoon.
Red Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Jeera : ( Cumin Seeds ) : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Salt : as required.
Oil: 1 Table spoon.
Onions : 2 ( small ) .
Method :
Wash and boil Potatoes until they are soft.( Can pressure cook also and its easy ). Keep it aside.    Remove the skin and smash potatoes when they are cool. Wash tomatoes and cut them in to small pieces, grate ginger, cut green chillies and coriander leaves. Cut onions and keep it aside.
Now keep a pan on the fire. Add oil and heat. Add jeera, grated ginger and  cut green chillies and then fry them for 10 seconds. Add cut tomatoes and fry them till they turn soft. Add  Pav bhaji masala . Mix well and  add smashed potatoes and mix nicely. Add salt and coriander leaves to it. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook on low fire. for 4 to 5 minutes.  Now replace the Bhaji to a serving bowl and add a spoon of butter on the top. ( Tea spoon of butter will do).
Now keep a pan on the fire again. Cut Pav in between and make two pieces and apply butter and roast them on hot tava. Roast both sides of  Pav. ( apply little butter on the other side of the pav when you turn to cook on the other side).  Serve  Hot roasted Pav with Bhaji and . Keep little cut onions by the side of the bhaji.
Note :  Roast both sides of the pav to get good taste. Can serve the half  lemon  while serving . Can add carrots and capsicum if you wish. Cook them till soft and mix while adding potatoes to the bhaji.
Serves 2 to 3

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