Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pav Bhaji with Avare Kalu

Pav Bhaji in my house is one of the easiest way to clean up the vegetables in the refrigerator.

Today when I started to make the bhaji realised that I forgot to soak the peas in the afternoon. Then as this is avarekalu season thought will use avarekalu instead of peas. Avarekalu is very easy to cook as it takes just around 4 - 5 mins to cook..

You need
Potato - 1 cup boiled and mashed
Cauliflower - boiled florets 1 cup
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Carrots - 0.5 cup cubed and cooked
Capsicum - 0.5 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 cup puree
Avarekalu - 1 cup cooked (Boil in water with 2 pinch salt for 4 - 5 mins)
Green chillis - 5 finely chopped

Pav Bhaji Masala - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (optional)

Pav - 15
Coriander - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Heat oil in pan
Mash the cooked carrot and cauliflower and keep aside
Add 0.5 cup onion and fry till pink
Add Capsicum and green chillis and fry for another 3 mins on high with constant frying
Add the tomato puree
Add the masala, chilli powder and salt
Fry till tomato starts leaving oil from the side
Add mashed potatos, mashed carrot and mashed cauliflower
Mix well
Add in the avarekalu
Add 1 cup water mix well and cover and cook for another 5 mins on medium flame

Before serving
Put a sliver of butter on top of the pav and heat it i microwave for 20 sec
Serve the PAv with a bowl of bhaji garnished with lemon juice and coriander leaves with a side of chopped onion

I am sending this to "Healing food - cauliflower" hosted by Vardhini (started by Siri)


Vardhini said...

Pav bhaji is one of my favorite foods .. nice twist with avarekalu. Thx for linking to the event.

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Kalyani said...

good one with avarekaalu..

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looks lovely..!I am hosting my first blog event plus giveaway - Valentines Special. Do check it out and be a part of it. Would be great..!

Recipe world said...

Hi Srhee,

Nice recipe using Avarekalu :) Thanks for joining my space..happy to follow you as well :)


Shree said...

Thank you ladies for visiting :)

Shree said...

Thank you ladies for visiting :)

Priya said...

Nice twist to usual pav bhaji,well done Shree..

Shree said...

Thank you Priya

Nagashree said...

Yum, avarekalu is so versatile :-), love it. I don't get so much (not any) of it where I live so it is all the more precious. Bhaji looks yummy.

gwl said...

different one should try

Shree said...

thank you Nagashree, gwl :)