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Hello Guys

Hope you are fine.

Is there anyone who does not love Indian or Desi food ?
I am so sure that the answer from most of you would be
no because we all love Indian and Desi Food.

I have started this thread for all Indian and Desi Food lovers
around the world. You will find lots of delicious Indian and Desi
recipes in this thread.

Pav Bhaji

Preparation and cook time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 2-4 Persons


Potatoes - 2 (cubed)
Mixed Vegetables - about 2 cups
(You can use whatever vegetables that you have on hand. The vegetables may include carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, beetroot, brinjal, capsicum, zucchini, beans etc.)
Green Peas 1/4 cup
Onion 1 (chopped)
Tomatoes 3 or 4 (crushed)
Green Chillies 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 tea spoon
Pav Bhaji Masala 2 table spoon
Lemon Juice 1 table spoon
Butter 3-4 table spoon
Cilantro for garnish
Onion 1/2 (chopped for garnish)
Lemon Wedges for garnish


Take a large pan, add onions, potatoes, mixed vegetables, green peas, green chilies, about 1/2 cup water and salt.
Cover the pan and cook on low flame till tender then mash the vegetable mixture with a wooden spoon.
Heat the butter in a flat wide pan and add the ginger garlic paste to it. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 8-10 minutes.
Add the pav bhaji masala, the mashed up vegetables and the lemon juice.
Let it cook till it becomes very thick gravy.
Garnish with chopped onions, lemon wedges, a blob of butter or cilantro.
Serve piping hot with toasted pav buns, burger buns, hot dog buns or white bread.

You can check this recipe here as well:


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Hi, bdfseo1.  It's great to have someone knowledgeable to share Indian recipes on eG.


For those who cannot easily buy such a thing ready-made, can you explain a little about Pav Bhaji Masala?  What are the central ingredients, and in what proportion?  What are the optional ingredients?


Also, in which part or parts of India is Pav Bhaji most common?

QUIET!  People are trying to pontificate.

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