Pav Bhaji

Prep Time:

15

Cook Time:

30

Serves:

Level:

About the Recipe

<p>Pav Bhaji has a medley of spicy mashed veggies topped with lots of butter, cilantro, lemon juice and served with pav.</p>

Ingredients

'+ 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala|butter|chopped cilantro|Cumin seeds|For the Pav|frozen green peas|Garlic|Ginger|Green chilies|head of a small cauliflower|juice of 1 large lemon|kasuri methi|large potatoes|large tomatoes|medium red onion|of a large green pepper|pav|pav bhaji masala|red chili powder|salt|tomato puree|Vegetable oil|water

Preparation

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