Are you looking for a quick and delicious dinner recipe to try out this week? How about Pav Bhaji! It’s a simple veggie dish with an Indian kick!
Now, I have a nit of nostalgia when it comes to Shan spices. When my husband and I first got married I had no idea how to make and Indian dish. My first experience was horrible! I spent an entire day shopping for spices and prepping to make chicken curry. Let’s just say my husband was excited all day and the moment we sat down for dinner… you could just see it in his face.
He was trying not to laugh because he knew how hard I tried, but wow. It was even the wrong color! Instead of finding a traditional Indian recipe, I looked online for the simplest one I could find. I didn’t even go to the Indian grocery store for spices! I went to our local grocery store. Needless to say I learned my lesson.
The biggest thing I learned through it all is the importance of good recipes and authentic spices. Whether you have made a ton of Indian dishes or you’re a novice, Shan Foods is the perfect thing for you. They combine all their spices in a simple to use package. They even have a recipe on the back!
I wanted to show you just how easy it could be and I was looking for an excuse to try out a new recipe!
This has become one of my new favorite Indian dishes. It’s called Pav Bhaji and wow. Think Indian sloppy joes with delicious veggies!
You create your delicious Pav Bhaji mixture and then put it in a buttery bun. This dish is famous where I live and people go crazy to find the best rolls or buns to serve with it!
This is the time to pull our grandmas famous roll recipe!
Simple Pav Bhaji Recipe
4 Medium Potatoes
1 Medium Tomato
3/4 Cup Green Peas
1 Onion Chopped
1 Green Chili
1 Cup Cauliflower
1/2 Green Pepper Chopped
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Tbs Ginger Garlic Paste
3 Tbs Shan Pav Bhaji Spice Mix (You can order this online or at your local Indian grocery store)
3/4 Cup butter
Roughly chop your potatoes and cauliflower. Add it to a large pot along with your peas and enough water to cover your vegetables. Cook until tender and then roughly mash. Set aside.
In a bowl mash your green chili and ginger garlic paste until the chili becomes a paste. Set aside.
In a pan heat your butter until melted. Then add in your cumin seeds. Cook them until they start to splatter or pop. Add in your ginger garlic paste mixture. Cook for two minutes then add your Shan Pav Bhaji Spice Mix.
Add in your onions and green pepper. Saute them until your onions are translucent.
Add your tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water. Cook your mixture until the tomatoes have been cooked well and the water has cooked down. You don’t want a water mix, you just want the water to help cook the tomatoes completely.
Mix in your roughly mashed veggies. Add salt to your taste.
Voila! You’re done! Now you just need to put it in a delicious butter bun and garnish with coriander, lime, and onions.
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