Pav Bhaji Recipe

The very name of Pav Bhaji sets the taste buds tingling. This popular Gujarati street food is a wholesome meal as it has the goodness of a variety of vegetables, freshly chopped onion and coriander leaves and a sprinkling of lemon juice. Served with a dollop of butter and freshly roasted Pav it is simply lip smacking.

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms caulifower
  • 6 potatoes peeled
  • One big bowl of peas
  • 6 tomatoes chop fine
  • 5 onions mince
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 3tsps of Everest Tikhalal chilly powder
  • 1 tsp Everest Kashmiri Lal chilly powder.
  • 2 tsps Everest pav bhaji masala.
  • Salt.
  • 100 gms Amul butter
  • Coriander leaves chopped fine.
  • 1tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 4tbsps oil
  • 4 tbsps ghee/clarified butter.


Pressure cook the Cauliflower, peas and potato, and mash them well with the masher. Grind the garlic to a fine paste with both the above mentioned chilly powders with a little water. Heat 4 tbsps of oil n 4 tbsps of ghee. Add 1 tsp jeera, and after it splutters add the chopped onions, the garlic chilly paste and salt. Roast till it gives its aroma. Add the pav bhaji masala and roast for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes and mash them well. Add the pureed vegetables and allow it to come to a boil, stirring frequently.
Add 100 gms of Amul butter, mix well and switch off the gas. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Slice the Pav/ burger like bread. Butter them and roast them on a skillet/tava. Serve with chopped onions and lemon wedges.

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Instant Dahi vada Recipe

This instant Dahi vada Recipe makes use of the hard butter biscuit which is available at the bakers. Popularly known as Benne Butter in Mangalore, it is sold as kadak pav in Mumbai. When short of time, or having unexpected guests, this comes in handy.

Ingredients :

  • 6 kadak pav
  • 400 gms yoghurt
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Carrot grated
  • Boondi

Method :

Heat water. Dip the kadak pav in it. Leave it in for a minute and then gently press and drain the water. Finish off similarly with the other pav. Arrange in a bowl. Crush the green chillies coarsely. Blend yoghurt with sugar and salt and add the crushed green chilly mixture to it. Pour it on to the kadak pav. Garnish with grated carrot, coriander leaves and Boondi. Serve chilled.

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Boiled Chana Salad Recipe

A highly nutritious and delicious salad, the Boiled Chana Salad is an Indian delight. Each region of India has it’s own version of it. Serve it as an appetizer or as a snack.

Ingredients :

  • 100 gms Chana/ Bengal Gram
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 green chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Everest Chaat Masala
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and, soak the Chana for eight hours. Pressure cook with salt. Allow it to cool thoroughly. Chop the onion, tomato and the green chillies fine. Crush the green chillies with salt. Mix everything together and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle the chaat masala, mix thoroughly and serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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Ragda Patties recipe

Ragda Patties is a chaat lover’s delight. Sweet, tangy and spicy all in one, it tickles the taste buds no end!! Though classified as a chaat it is a balanced meal by itself as it has carbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients for the Patties :

  • 6 potatoes pressure cooked
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 10 green chillies
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • A pinch of turmeric n chilly powders
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Coriander leaves
  • 2 tsps oil
  • Salt

Method : Make a paste of the green chillies, garlic and ginger. Deskin and mash the potatoes. Add the green chilly, garlic and ginger paste, the turmeric, coriander and cumin powder, salt, lemon juice and the chopped coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly and shape into patties. Roast on the tava/skillet basting with oil till they are golden brown on both sides.

Ingredients for Ragda:

  • 250 gms of white Peas
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1tsp chilly powder
  • 1tsp jeera/cumin powder
  • A pinch of Garam masala
  • Salt

Method: Wash and soak the white peas for 7 hours. Pressure cook them with salt and turmeric powder. Add a tsp of jeera powder, a pinch of chilly powder and garam masala and boil well. Keep aside. To serve:

  • 2 large onions
  • 1 tomato
  • Coriander leaves
  • Red chutney
  • Green chutney
  • Tamarind and date chutney
  • Sev
  • Chaat masala
  • Jeera /cumin powder
  • Chilly powder

Method : Chop the onions and coriander leaves fine. Arrange the patties on a plate. Pour the ragda over it. Drizzle the three chutneys, and sprinkle Chaat masala, chilly powder and the jeera powder. Garnish with onions, coriander leaves, tomato and sev. Note: The recipe of the red, green and tamarind chutneys can be found in the catagory of Chutneys under variety of chutneys of this website.

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Red Chawli Chat Recipe

Red chawli or red lentils can be used in a variety of dishes. Posting a chat made out of the same today. Healthy, filling and delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 125 gms red chawli
  • Green chutney
  • Tamarind and jaggery chutney
  • Onions chopped
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Chaat masala

Method :

Wash and pressure cook the red chawli. Tip in the chutneys as per requirement . Add the chopped onions and tomatoes. Sprinkle Chaat masala. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and coriander leaves.

Note: I haven’t mentioned the quantity of the chutney or the onions and tomatoes as it is all as per individual requirement. The recipe of the chutneys can be found under the Category ‘Chutney’.

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Fruit Chaat Recipe

A healthy fruit Chaat for all of you dear friends. Enjoy it with the sweet and sour tamarind chutney, the spicy green chutney and the chaat masala.

Ingredients :

Equal quantities of the following fruits chopped into half inch pieces:

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Pomegranate
  • Almonds
  • Green chutney
  • Tamarind and date chutney
  • Everest chaat masala

Tip the cut fruits and the almonds into a bowl. Add the green and tamarind and date chutney as per requirement. Sprinkle Chaat masala and serve immediately.

Note: The recipe for the chutneys can be found under the Catagory ‘Chutneys’ of this blog.

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Misal Pav Recipe

Misal Pav is a typical Maharashtrian street food. Matki or moth beans in gravy topped with raw onions, coriander leaves and a dash of lemon. Best enjoyed with Pav or also with bread.❤️

Ingredients :

  • 1 and a half cups sprouted matki or moong boiled
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 2 tsps chilly powder
  • 1 tsp Goda masala
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 3 medium sized onions chopped fine
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes chopped fine
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 1tbsp dhania jeera powder.
  • 2 tbsps copra grated
  • Pav or slices of bread
  • Chopped onions, coriander leaves, lemon wedges and farsan or sev.

Method :
Heat oil n add the mustard. After it splutters add the onions and ginger garlic paste and roast till it gives its aroma. Add the copra and roast. Powder the cinnamon and cloves and add them. Add the chilly, dhania jeera, goda masala powder and haldi and roast for a few mnts. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and roast till the tomatoes are mashed well. Add the boiled matki or moong, salt and boil well.

To serve:
Serve the misal in a plate. Top it wd farsan or sev. Garnish with chopped onions, coriander leaves and lemon wedges. Relish the misal with Pav or bread.

Aloo chaat Recipe

Does anybody remember this? Aloo chaat or Batata Masala as it was called, was something we as kids would wait to eat outside the school. We had been strictly warned at home never to eat such things, so would look at other children enjoying it and wish we could!! When Mom got to know about it she immediately asked one of our Punjabi neighbours and made it. Carried it to school once and all my friends drooled over it!! ❤️

Ingredients :

  • 2 potatoes boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1tsp jeera
  • 1 tbsp chilly powder
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste.
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves

Method :
Powder the coriander seeds and the jeera.
Boil the tamarind paste, salt and the powders together. Allow to cool. Spread it over the potato slices and garnish with coriander leaves.

Sev Batata Poori Recipe

Sev Batata puri with a difference. I have used roasted papad instead of the fried poori. A healthier and crunchier option to the regular one!!!❤️

Ingredients :

  • Mini papad roasted
  • Slices of boiled potato
  • Chopped tomatoes, onions n coriander leaves
  • Red, green and tamarind chutneys.
  • Sev and chat masala.

Green chutney

  • A small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 10 green chillies
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • Salt

Grind the above to a smooth paste.

Red chutney

  • 3 tbsps Everest tikhalal
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • Salt

Grind all together to a smooth paste.

Sweet chutney

  • 10 dates
  • A tennis size ball of tamarind
  • Jaggery according to taste
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • A pinch of chilly powder

Method :
Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract pulp.
De seed the dates.
Grind the pulp along with the dates to a smooth paste.
Pour it into a vessel. Add jaggery and salt and boil till it becomes a litlle thick.
Add the roasted jeera and chilly powders, give one boil n switch off.

To serve
Arrange the roasted papads on a plate. Place a potato slice on it. Drizzle with a tsp each of the three chutneys. Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes and a dash of chaat masala. Garnish with sev and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.

Note : I haven’t mentioned the exact quantity of papad or the other ingredients as it all depends on the amount one wants to make.

Papad Bhel Recipe

Papad bhel is a change from the usual Bhel poori with puffed rice. I used the Punjabi masala Papad to make it.❤️

Ingredients :

  • Punjabi papad
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Green chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • Sev
  • Fried chana dal
  • Chaat masala
  • A pinch of chilly powder
  • Lemon

Method :
Cut the papad into strips and deep fry or microwave them. Chop the onion, tomato, green chillies and coriander leaves very fine. Take the fried papad strips in a bowl. Add all the above mentioned ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.