Pao Bhaji | How to make Pao Bhaji

By Pinkle Sachdev  |  31st Aug 2016  |  
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  • Pao Bhaji, How to make Pao Bhaji
  • Prep Time

    20

    mins
  • Cook Time

    35

    mins
  • Serves

    6

    People

82

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About Pao Bhaji Recipe

My family loves this Pao Bhaji recipe. We eat this for dinner and my kids love to take this in their tiffins.

Pao Bhaji, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Pao Bhaji is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Pinkle Sachdev. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Pao Bhaji is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Pao Bhaji recipe by Pinkle Sachdev. Pao Bhaji can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Pao Bhaji just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Pao Bhaji can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Pao Bhaji.

Pao Bhaji

Ingredients to make Pao Bhaji

  • 3 carrots
  • 25 pieces of beans
  • 1/2 of a small cabbage
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 small bottle gourd
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 big sized onions, chopped
  • 2 big sized capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 " ginger
  • 10-12 garlic Cloves
  • 3-4 dry red chillies (deseeded and soaked)
  • 5-6 tomatoes (finely chopped/pureed)
  • 1 tbsp kasturi methi
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Pao-Bhaji masala (Badshah)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp amchoor powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp dhaniya/ coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Chopped coriander- a handful
  • 1 lemon

How to make Pao Bhaji

  1. Wash and chop the vegetables into medium sized pieces.
  2. Pressure cook these veggies and green peas with 1/2 cup of water. Let it cook till 1 whistle blows. Wash, boil, cool and peel the potatoes separately.
  3. Grind the ginger, garlic and soaked chillies together to form a fine paste.
  4. Heat oil and butter in a pan/kadai. Add the chopped onions and saute till it turns light pink in colour. Add the ginger/ garlic/ chilli paste and cook for 2-3 mins on a low flame.
  5. Next add the capsicum and stir fry for 2 mins. Then add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the masala.
  6. Add a little crushed kasturi methi, salt, pao bhaji masala, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, dhaniya powder and garam masala. Cook it for another 2 mins.
  7. Add the pressure cooked and mashed veggies, potatoes to the masala. Mash it with the help of a potato masher. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.
  8. Garinsh it with chopped coriander and butter.
  9. Serve it hot with pao accompanied with chopped onions, lemon wedges and roasted papad.

My Tip:

I used 2 dry red chillies, pureed tomatoes and veggies because my kids don't like veggies that much. If you like it more spicy and red in colour, then add 4 dry chillies. If your kids like it, then you can go ahead with chopped tomatoes and mashed vegetables.

Reviews for Pao Bhaji (4)

Jonali Mudoi2 years ago

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Shambhavi Gupta2 years ago

even my favourite!
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Taahira Laiq2 years ago

love this dish
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Sneha Kaur2 years ago

Looks yum and healthy.. Will soon try
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