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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Home-made Pav bhaji Masala

Coriander seeds 2 cups
Red chilli powder 2 cups
Cumin seeds 1 cups
Amchur(Dry Mango) powder 2 tsp
Green Cardamum 25 gm
Cassia Cinnamon 25 gm
Cloves 25 gm
Black Cardamum 20 gm
Black Peppercorns 10 gm
Fennel seeds 2 tsp
Bay Leaf 2 no
star Anise 10 gm
Caraway seeds(shahi jeera) 25 gm
nutmeg and mace a pinch
Black salt 1 tsp
Dry roast all ingredients except the powders then blend all the ingredients to get a powder.
Serves 4-6 people.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Heart-Attack Pav Bhaji

I learnt this recipe from my mom;who used to make it only for me(no-one else in my family has ever dared to eat it.)It's spicy and full of butter.
Ingredients: cauliflower 500 gm,potatoes 350 gm, green capsicum 150 gm,green peas 350 gm, tomatoes 500-600 gm(some people like the tangy taste so add more if needed), red onions 350 gm,ginger garlic paste 2 tb, pav bhaji masala 100 gm, hot red chilli powder 50 gm, butter 150-200 gm, fresh coriander 1/2 bunch

Method: Boil all vegs except onion and tomato separately and smash them roughly.Then fry each veg separately using butter and keep aside.Saute onion in butter, when brown add tomatoes and saute till it resembles a pulp.Now add ginger garlic paste and the masala and red chilli powder and saute.Then add the remaining veggies and add water to get a sort of pouring consistancy.Then add remaining butter and chopped coriander and boil for a few min[5-10 min].Remove and serve with finely chopped coriander and chopped onion and bread rolls.
P.S. I will post the method of making pavbhaji masala in the next post.