Pav Bhaji is a delicious street food and many might be missing it during the quarantine period. Even if one wants to cook it at home, the scarcity and unavailability of vegetables would not make it possible.
So, for all the pav bhaji lovers out there, sharing a quick recipe below of the bhaji that does not require vegetables and is also healthy, rich in protein, and also very delicious.
Pressure cooked pigeon pea (arhar dal) - 2 cups
Tomato cut or puree - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Potato boiled - 2 medium
Capsicum - 1 medium
Pav bhaji masala - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) - 2 tsp
oil/ghee/butter - 2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
In a pan, add the ghee or butter, add cumin seeds, 1 tsp pav bhaji masala (this will make sure the flavours are enhanced even when all the ingredients are missing).
Now, add the finely chopped onion and capsicum and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the onions turn translucent.
Add the cut tomato or puree, boiled chopped potato, cooked lentil and also any other vegetables chopped and boiled if available (carrot, beetroot, green peas). Cook them for about 5 minutes and all the spices salt, chilli powder, 2tsp pav bhaji masala, dried fenugreek leaves, and cook until week done.
Now, mash them all with the help of a masher and cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are well combined. The bhaji is ready to be served.
You can relish this with pav, bread, or even roti or rice and live your old memories of eating the street food at your own place, delicious and yet a healthy one.