Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rajma Pav Bhaji/Red Kidney Beans Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a quick meal or snack which is quite easily available in every street corner of Mumbai.I miss seriously Indian street foods here, especially Pav bhaji,the popular Mumbai street food. If i crave for street foods, i dont have any other option than preparing myself at home.However i dont hesitate a second to prepare those ultimate street food from the scratch at home.We dont get street foods easily here, even if we get them we dont have much choice to pick,obviously its better to prepare ourself at home rather than craving for it. Since making Pav and bhaji at home was not difficult, i dont miss making this ultimate street food whenever we feel like having them.Pav is the dinner rolls and Bhaji is a blend of vegetables cooked in spiced gravy. Both served together makes this incredible street food.

Kidney beans Pav Bhaji, Mumbai Pav bhaji

Rajma, added to the usual bhaji turns this street food as a nutritious meal. Cooked and mashed rajma when added to the blend of vegetables cooked in spiced tomato gravy makes this fantastic pav bhaji. The addition of rajma aka red kidney beans is definitely an interesting part. If you want to give a healthy twist to the usual Pav bhaji, just give a try to this Rajma bhaji version. This protein rich rajma pav bhaji makes an excellent meal when served along with spongy pav aka dinner rolls. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Meal ideas, needless to say this excellent Kidney beans pav bhaji goes direct to this week's theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#61.

Pav Bhaji with Rajma, Kidney Beans Pav Bhaji

2cups Cooked and mashed Kidney Beans
1cup Cooked,mashed potatoes
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1/2cup Carrot (grated)
1/2cup Green peas
1/2cup Cauliflower (shreded)
1/2cup Bellpepper pieces
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Green chilly paste
1tsp Red chilli powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves
Laadi Pav

Heat enough oil and fry the ginger garlic paste and green chilly paste until they turns slightly brown.

Add immediately the tomatoes, salt and cooking until the tomatoes turns mushy..

Now add the grated carrots, shredded cauliflower, green peas, bellpeppers pieces and saute for a while.

Once they are half cooked, add the mashed potatoes,mashed kidney beans, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala to the cooking veggies, stir everything well and cook until the oil comes out, cook everything in simmer.

Mash everything well.

Rajma Pav Bhaji, Red Kidney beans Pav Bhaji

Add a cup of water to the veggies and cook everything until the bhaji turns thick.

Put off the stove, garnish with raw onions & coriander leaves.

To Serve:
Heat a tsp of butter in a hot pan, cut the pav as two pieces and toast the pav with the hot butter, serve along with pav bhaji.


Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Both pav and bhaJi are looking mouthwatering. And love the healthy, nutrient touch to the bhaji.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Rajma pav bhaji sounds interesting, filling and healthy meal..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

love the addition of rajma, looks yummy

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Always a delicious meal right... :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome idea Priya..will make the sabji so good and healthy too..

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

I find pav bhaji an excellent way to sneak in a lot of vegetables :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful idea to add rajma to pav bhaji. I will definitely add some next time I can make it :)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Pav bhaji is a complete meal in itself. Your version with rajma sounds amazing.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

That sure is a healthy take on pav bhaji.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Rajma pav bhaji looks fabulous.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a filling and healthy meal.