Here we are with another lunch box idea for kids. Pav bhaji- dinner roll and mashed vegetables. it’s the most favourite dish of my both the kids. and they bring a clean lunch box whenever I give them pav bhaji. My kids eat it by making the burger of pav bhaji. For making bhaji/ curry in this recipe I use a variety of vegetables as it’s the perfect way to hide vegetables in their favourite dish. Generally, you can use any vegetables from the following list as per availability. (veggies – potatoes, cauliflower and carrots green peas, corn, beetroots.) Make sure to use all fresh vegetables for authentic taste. Today’s recipe I have used fresh corn kernels with other vegetables to make the curry of pav bhaji. (Sometimes I add beetroot as well.) You can add extra vegetables as per your choice.
I have used a pressure cooker to make bhaji curry. Making curry in pressure cooker not only save time but also makes vegetables perfect mushy. Pressure cook veggies for 3-4 whistles with water or till they get softly cooked. It’s the easiest option to make this curry. You can use instant pot as well. Then I have mashed the veggies using a potato masher. The curry needs special pav bhaji masala and I have used Everest spice. It is the combination of selected spices and it enhances the taste of pav bhaji.It is must-have in this recipe.I have used coriander and cumin powders as well. This curry needs to be cooked in butter only.
Regarding pav/ dinner rolls, you can bake it at home or buy readymade rolls from the store. I have used store brought dinner rolls. Roast the pav on the pan before serving.
For garnishing curry of pav bhaji, use lemon slice, chopped onions, a dollop of butter and coriander leaves. Check out the recipe of smashed and spiced vegetables with pav and give your feedback in the comments section.