Indian Sloppy Joe (Pav Bhaji)From chefpriyanka 4 years ago
- 1 bag frozen vegetables thawed (peas, carrots, beans, etc)- or you can use fresh** shopping list
- 1 potato- boiled, peeled and diced shopping list
- 1 beefsteak tomato- diced small shopping list
- 2 tbsp tomato paste shopping list
- 4-5 tbsp pau bhaji masala- can be found at Indian grocery stores (or recipe below) shopping list
- 3 tbsp chili powder (or to taste) shopping list
- 2 tbsp turmeric (not necessary but adds great flavor and color!) shopping list
- 1 small onion- diced shopping list
- 3 cloves garlic- crushed and minced shopping list
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice (bottled is fine) shopping list
- 1/2 bunch cilantro- finely chopped shopping list
- salt- to taste shopping list
- coarse black pepper- a few grinds shopping list
- 1/2 cup of water (may need more or less) shopping list
- 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil shopping list
- PAM- original flavor shopping list
- 1 package buns (i use indian, but hamburger buns are fine!) shopping list
- pinch of chat masala- for the buns (optional) shopping list
- indian pickle- for serving (optional) shopping list
- lemon wedge- for serving (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- 1. Spray pan with PAM and pour in oil. Heat over medium flame. Add onions and garlic. After 1 minute add chopped tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add pau bhaji masala, chili powder and turmeric. Saute until well combined and onions are translucent.
- 2. Add the tomato paste and combine with onion-tomato mixture. Saute for a few minutes. Add vegetables and potato. Make sure everything is mixed together well. Add the lemon juice. Taste to see if it needs more masala or chili powder (it should have a strong garlic- garam masala taste).
- 3. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender and flavored well. Add some water and using the masher, mash until its a sloppy joe consistency and all the vegetables are bite-sized and combined well. Add salt and pepper (taste).
- 4. Mix in about 3/4 of the chopped cilantro (reserving rest for garnishing). When cooked through and ready, remove from the heat onto a serving platter. Top with remaining cilantro.
- 5. Cut the buns in half and spray with PAM (to save calories). Toast on a small pan or in the toaster. Serve with a generous scoop of pau bhaji. Put it together like a sloppy joe sandwich and ENJOY!
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