Thursday, September 08, 2011

Paneer Pav Bhaji / Healthy Dinner Recipes

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Paneer Pav Bhaji:
Pav Bhaji is a very popular fast food dish in India. The mouthwatery taste is liked by almost everyone. This comes in various flavors and Paneer Pav Bhaji is one of them. Paneer makes Pav Bhaji really special.
Pav is the Indian buns and bhaji is the spicy mixed vegetable masala. The pav is slathered with butter and toasted on the hot tava and served hot with delicious masala. 
You may have to go to a nearby Indian store to get the “ Pav Bhaji Masala “ that is the special ingredient of this dish. I used  “ Everest Pav Bhaji Masala “. 
Give a try & Enjoy..!!!
Ingredients:
·         Pav bread                                               - 5 to 6
·         Fresh paneer cubed and shallow fried      - 2 cups
·         Butter                                                   - 2 tbsp
·         Cauliflower florets                                   - ½ cup
·         Carrot & beans chopped             - ½ cup
·         Potatoes                                               - 2
·         Peas                                                     - ¼ cup
·         Oil                                                        - 2 tsp
·         Onion                                                    - 1
·         Ginger garlic paste                                 - 1 tbsp
·         Cumin pwd                                            - ½ tsp
·         Pepper pwd                                           - ½ tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                                         - a pinch
·         Red chilly pwd                                       - 1 tsp
·         Tomato puree                                        - 2 tbsp
·         Pav bhaji masala                                    - 1 ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                                           - 1 tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Fresh cilantro leaves
Method:
1.     Pressure cook cauliflower, carrot, beans, peas and potatoes till they are soft and cooked.
2.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
3.     Add onion,  ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
4.     Add cumin and pepper pwd.
5.     Sauté some more.
6.     Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd to taste.
7.     Sauté for few seconds.
8.     Add tomato puree, cooked vegetables, butter and Pav bhaji masala.
9.     Keep sautéing and mashing it together till it is a smooth mixture.
10.  Add lemon juice and shallow fried paneer.
11.  Add required water and keep in simmer for 5 minutes.
12.  Once the flavors meld together and rich aroma comes out, remove from flame.
13.  Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
14.  Delicious Paneer Pav Bhaji masala ready.
To Serve:
·         Take a flat fry pan.
·         Add generous amount of butter and toast the pav breads till it is slightly golden and crisp.
·         Serve hot the toasted pav breads with Paneer pav bhaji masala.
·         Garnish with finely sliced chopped onions, minced cilantro and wedges of lemon.
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32 comments:

  1. I really love this dish, it reminds me of something we eat here!

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  2. Yummy..love paneer pav bhaji..specially my son...almost on fridays this is our menu for kids..

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  3. Hi Jay
    my sons all time favorite evening snack...yummy and delicious paneer version!

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  4. yummy no one can say no to this yumm n delicious paav baji..

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  5. This is my fav too..looks delicious..:)

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  6. Nice idea,have had cheese,but paneer is nice idea!

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  7. never knew such dish exists, but gr8 idea and must be yummy, will try ur recipe jay, as both are my daughter's favorite.

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  8. Hi Jay, this dish look delicious, yummy.

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  9. Paneer pav bhaji looks yummy and tempting. This idea is great...

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  10. i have had this dish at my Indian friends hoem.Maybe I could with your explanation try toi surprise her one day:)

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  11. OMG, can I have some pav bhaji dear??? So yumm :)

    Thanks for the award dear, so sorry I just posted it today :)

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  12. looks so yummy!! Very nice dish, jay

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  13. Yummy!!!! now who can resist a pav bhaji?? And that too with paneer??!!!! I heart this!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. Paneer pao bhaji looks very very tasty...

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  15. lovely pav bhaji recipe dear.

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  16. Looks so yummy and tempting. Nice recipe.

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  17. This looks so tasty and it has so many healthy ingredients like cauliflower,carrots,peas,beans, etc. I love it :X

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  18. One of my favorite dish, looks super delicious.

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  19. one of my hubby's fav street food......but i never tried with paneer..this sounds gr8.....next time will try for sure...

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  20. i love pav bhaji and i love paneer..so this dish is a double treat for me :-)

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  21. One of my favorite recipe..Nicely done. Thanks Jay for tagging me.Will write a post soon !!!

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  22. Mmmmm....this looks super yum...one of favorites

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  23. thanks for dropping by my blog! that looks delicious! love the indian take on buns(:

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  24. absolutely irresistible recipe...awesome clicks too..!

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  25. If thats a fast food in India! I can have that everyday.

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  26. Something I can have everyday and still not feel bored. Jay you can send this to my event Fast food not fat food here is the link
    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  27. Hey Jay ,
    lovely recipe , am gonna try this soon ! Thanks for visiting my site :)
    following you !
    shuchi
    http://www.spicytangy.com/

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