FOR THE BHAJI
|1/4 cup Peas|
|1/4 cup Cauliflower|
|1 tsp Garlic paste|
|1 tsp Red chilli powder|
|2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala|
|1 tbsp Fresh cream|
|to taste Salt|
|1 tbsp Butter|
Pav Bhaji Dip- sounds a little different , right? You may wonder how a street food gets this fusion makeover. Pav bhaji though typically grouped under street food, finds its way in most kids parties. They love to dig into the hot bhaji with dollops of butter. But I always felt that it turns a little messy too and Inspired by Tarla Dalal’s pav bhaji fondue, I tried out this dip without the cheese in it but with a smooth mixture of our own Bhaji. Pav bhaji dip has the exact flavour of the regular pav bhaji but is more easy and convenient to serve and relish too.
Since I prepared the bhaji with all the vegetables and pav bhaji masala in the regular way, the taste and the flavour remains intact without any compromise. Grinding it to a smooth mixture and heating with a dollop of butter and fresh cream adds more creaminess and I realized that kids and adults tend to consume more if served this way. This is a fun way of serving our regular food.Kids also think it is fun to prick a tooth pick in a butter toasted pav piece and dig it generously into a smooth pav bhaji dip and slurp away to glory. One kid actually came to me and said it was heavenly. And from then on this is actually a must in the menu of parties at my place. If you are hosting a party, this will be a perfect starter and the bhaji can be prepared in advance making it less cumbersome and since I cook the bhaji in a pressure cooker, it saves a lot of time without any change in the taste or flavour. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Do try this and let me know your feedback
FOR MAKING THE BHAJI
Cut all the vegetables into small cubes. Slice the onions thinly
Heat the butter in a pressure pan, saute the onion till they become transparent. Now add the garlic paste, vegetables, chillipowder, pav bhaji masala powder, salt and enough water to immerse the vegetables. Put the lid on with the weight. Cook upto 3 whistles. Let the pressure release
Take out the cooked vegetables and let it cool completely. Now grind it into a smooth mixture. Add fresh cream to this and mix well. Transfer it to the pressurepan again and boil the mixture for few seconds. Transfer it to the serving bowl
Toast the pav pieces in butter till it browns. Serve warm with the prepared delicious dip!!
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