With a little extra time spent at home of late, we’ve naturally been gravitating towards the kitchen. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite recipes starting with Pau Bhaji!

A classic Indian street food recipe, Pau Bhaji is a great, versatile meal that can be easily adapted to what you have in the fridge at the time. The curry is a mix of basically any vegetables and spices you have available, which is traditionally eaten with a toasted, buttered bun, but can paired with any type of bread or rice. Here is a basic recipe that can be changed up for any personal preferences.

 

Ingredients

  • 100g Potatoes (boiled, peeled, and roughly cubed)
  • 100g Cauliflower (roughly chopped)
  • 50g Sweet Potatoes (boiled, peeled, and roughly cubed)
  • 50g Carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 50g Peas
  • 250g Passata
  • 100g Butter (plus extra for bread rolls)
  • 1 Onion (finely diced, plus extra for garnish)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • 250ml Water
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Soft White Bread Rolls

 

Spices

  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tbsp Cinnamon Powder
  • ½ tbsp Coriander Powder/Fresh Coriander
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder/Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder

 

 

Method

Melt the 100g butter in a large, heavy-based pan. Add the onions and salt and sauté until slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Next add the garlic and sauté briefly. Then, add in the passata, cauliflower, cooked potatoes, and sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, all the spices and water. Give everything a good stir and cover with a lid. Cook over a medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Once everything has been fully cooked, take the pan off the heat and grab a potato masher. Mash all the veg until smooth with a few bits of chunky veg left. Add some salt to season and lemon juice, then return to heat to cook through.

 

Prepared some buttered buns which can either be toasted on a pan or in a toaster and then buttered. Serve with chopped onions and chillies if you want some more spice. Enjoy!

 

 

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