Saturday, September 5, 2009

Delicious Microwave Bhaaji for paav

One of the best street foods that is an all-time favourite is the pav baaji. The magic of Bombay's famous street food was microwave cooked in my kitchen and I'm sharing it with you.
100 grams carrots chopped
100 grams cauliflower chopped
100 grams bottle gourd chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup green peas
50 grams french beans chopped
50 grams cabbage chopped
2 potatoes peeled and chopped
1/4 cup grated onion
1/4 cup pureed tomato ( I cooked tomatoes in microwave and pureed them)
3 tablespoons ghee/oil
2 teaspoons pav baaji masala powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
Salt to taste
!/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
To Serve:
4 pav buns
Onion rings/ chopped onions
Lemon quarters
Fresh coriander leaves.

Wash the chopped vegetables.Place them in a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle some water.
Cook covered on 100% micropower, for 8 minutes until all vegetables are soft and mashable.
Allow to stand for 4 more minutes. Open and with a masher, mash the vegetables well.
In a different bowl, heat oil/ghee on 100% power for 30 seconds. Add the grated onion and cook open on 100% power for 3 minutes. Add the tomato puree, mix well and microwave on 100% power for further 3 minutes.
Add all spices and salt and the mashed vegetables to the above and cover. Cook on 60% power for 5 minutes. Stand for 2 minutes.
Take it out and mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
When ready to serve, toast the buns adding butter and serve with the baaji.
Serving suggestions are that serve them with onion rings and quartered lemons.
I am sending tis to Microwave Potluck party September edition hosted by Srivalli @ cooking4all seasons.


  1. Oh wow thats my fav...looks so so so delicious.. I wanted to have right now.. yummy...

  2. I just love Pav Baaji, yours look fantastic.

  3. WOW... Yummyy... Wonderful recipe.. Lovely presentation.. AWESOME!!

  4. Hi Lata

    That looks yummy...And so does the lovely serving platter...Black and gold is such a lovely combo...

  5. Yummm yummm. I love pav bhaji..

  6. Awesome recipe and a nice click.

  7. me drool gal ! this is so unfair :(

  8. Pav bhaji is my fav too..yr mw version is quick and easy, will give it a try

  9. OH! you are so quick, participating in everything, mmm..., i have never tried cooked anything in microwave !!, everytime i will think i will do some thing in microwave and participate, that's seems to never happen !!

  10. Nice recipe using microwave... looks yummy and also the kuzhambu... can feel the flavor and aroma from the picture itself... too good :)

  11. You have made it so easy to make, thanks for the delicious entry!

  12. my favorite street food which i have seldom eaten in streets ..:)
    your's looks so's my first visit to your blog n i am going to check out more here......


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