I'm enjoying the messages that I'm receiving for kids special recipes which I'm posting these days :) Last night, I cooked Paav Bhaji for dinner and here is my version of this kids special recipe that I'm sure they won't be able to resist.
2 onions (finely chopped)
1 capsicum (finely chopped)
4 tomatoes (finely chopped)
2 potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed )
garlic (finely chopped)
1 tbsp paav bhaji masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
2 rbsp fresh lemon juice
Heat butter in a pan and add cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add chopped onions and garlic. Sauté till light brown while stirring occasionally.
Add chopped capsicum and again sauté for 2 minutes on medium flame.
Add tomatoes before the onion/capsicum in the pan get tender to retain its crispiness. Cover the pan and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
Sprinkle the dry spices over the cooked vegetables including salt, chilli powder and paav bhaji masala and stir to mix it evenly.
Add mashed potatoes, mix well using potato masher and cook for few minutes. You may add some water if you don't prefer thick consistency of bhaji. Keep aside the cooked bhaji.
Now, heat the flat griddle (tawa). Pour some butter on it, slit a paav into two halves and place over melted butter. Bake the paav from both sides till they turn light brown and crisp.
Garnish the bhaji with chopped onion (like I mostly do) with a dash of some fresh lemon juice. Serve with hot paav.
Hope all the kids there would love this tasty dish :)