Thursday, March 25, 2010


The famous mouthwatering snack or appetizer of all time especially famous in Maharashtra but found in almost every state in India. This is one snack which can be taken as a fulfilling meal at any time and always loved by everyone. To make this, you need to make its vegetable commonly called as ‘bhaji’ and then it is eaten with its hamburger type of bread known as ‘pao’.



For Bhaji (Vegetable Mixture)

4 tbsp Butter                                               2 Onion (Med. Sized Chopped)
1  Capsicum                                               2 Tomato (Med. Sized Chopped)
3 tsp Pao Bhaji Masala                            To taste Salt
To taste- Red Chilli Powder                    3 tbsp Cream
1 pinch Red Colour                                   2 cup Cauliflower
½ Cup Pea Seeds                                     2 Potato                      
1 Cup Cabbage                                         1 Carrot
4-5 Coriander Leaves


  • Chop the capsicum, onion, tomato, cauliflower, carrot and cabbage.
  • Boil Cauliflower, peas, potato, cabbage, carrot in less water (About 1-1 ½ Cup). Give 5-6 whistles. Let it cool down. Do not throw the additional water as it contains all the nurients and mash all the vegetables finely in that water.



Heat the butter in the pan. Add onion into it. Cook for 2 minutes. Add capsicum and fry the mixture for 5 minutes. Add tomato and sauté it for 10 minutes till the oil separates. Now add pao bhaji masala and cook till the smell disappears. Add the mashed vegetables and add salt and red chilli powder. Cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp cream. Cook till the oil separates. Switch off the flame and add red colour (optional) .

Garnish with coriander leaves, butter and cream. You can grate paneer on top if you like.


Slit the pao from the middle to make it into two parts. Heat a pan, put some butter on it and cook the pao from both sides. Garnish the top part with sesame seeds.

Serve bhaji with pao.


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Umm Mymoonah said...

Best way to add the veggies in your diet, looks very delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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