2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chopped green beans
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup chopped carrots
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 green chillies chopped
2 tablespoon finely sliced ginger
3 medium chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon red chili
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon salt (as per your taste)
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
lemon wedges to garnish
4 Pav or bread buns
Boil all the vegetables : potatoes, beans, peas, and carrots.
After the vegetables are soft and tender, drain the excess water and mash them coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Reserve 3 tsp chopped onions for garnish and fry the remaining till light brown.
Add green chillies, ginger and tomatoes and saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Reduce heat, then add the red chilli powder and mashed vegetables..
With a metal spatula, simultaneously mash and stir for 5 minutes. While stirring, keep sprinkling the water .
Add salt and two thirds of butter. Increase the heat and stir well.
Sprinkle garam masala, coriander leaves, lemon juice and remove from heat.
Garnish with remaining chopped onions.
Apply the remaining butter on the bun-halves, place them on a pre-heated frying pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve with the bhaji and a lemon wedge.
Mouth watering Pav Bhaji is ready.