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Recipe: How to make Paneer Pav Bhaji

By Reshma Aslam
January 09, 2016 09:45 IST
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Your guests will end up licking their fingers eating it! 

Give a fun twist to the good old pav bhaji with this recipe by Reshma Aslam.  

Here's the recipe.

pav bhaji

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Paneer Pav Bhaji

Ingredients

  • ¼ kg cauliflower (flowerette boiled)
  • ¼ kg boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup paneer
  • ¼ kg boiled peas
  • 2 large onions (chopped)
  • 300 gm tomatoes
  • 200 gm butter
  • Few coriander leaves
  • 1 tblsp chilli powder
  • 1 tblspn garam masala powder
  • 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pav or breads

 For the red chutney

  •  6 flakes garlic
  • 12 red chillies
  • 1 tblsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 tblsp vinegar
  • 1 small piece of ginger

Method

For the pav

  • In a pan heat some butter. Cut 2 pavs from the center and place them on the melted butter.
  • The butter will get absorbed by the pavs. Fry for a minute. If you want it to be more crispy, fry it for some more time.

For the bhaji

  • First grind all the ingredients mentioned above for the red chutney.
  • Now take all the boiled vegetables in one vessel and mash them with the back of the spoon or a ladle.
  • Add butter in a pan. Let it become semi-hot as butter burns very fast. Add half of the chopped onions in it and fry.
  • When transparent, add chopped tomatoes and cook till they become soft and mushy.
  • Add all the boiled vegetables in it and mix well.
  • Add garam masala, chilli powder and mix well. Let it cook for some time.
  • Heat some more butter in a small pan and add the remaining chopped onions.
  • When the onions turn pink, add the red chutney and mix well.
  • Immediately add this to the prepared vegetables. Mix well and let it cook for some time.
  • You can add the paneer and let it simmer for some more time.
  • Your bhaji is ready to be served hot with pav. You can also garnish the bhaji with grated paneer.
  • It can be served with chopped onions and lime too.

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