Pavbhaji with a twist…

Pavbhaji sauce

Ingredients
1 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup grated processed cheese (optional)
1/4 cup milk optional)
salt to taste
1 tbsp fresh cream

  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, mashing with help of a masher, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the pav bhaji masala, chilli powder, cheese, milk and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture.
  5. Transfer the mixture back into the pan and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute. Ready to Serve.

Fondue

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Prepare the sauce & add milk cream & mix it nicely.

Fondue accompaniments:

  • Cubes of crusty bread: Baguette, multigrain, rye, sourdough, a rustic cranberry/ cherry walnut loaf, etc.
  • Lightly steamed vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, zucchini
  • Steamed or roasted artichoke hearts.
  • Sauteed  or roasted mushrooms
  • Steamed baby potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh fruit: Raw, crisp apple or pear slices, seedless grapes

Serve Hot.

Baked Pavbhaji PastA
2 cups cooked fusilli/ penne
1 tsp olive oil/ sunflower oil
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
5 basil , torn into pieces
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste
1/4 cup capsicum strips (red , yellow and green)
dried oregano for sprinkling

 

Heat the oil. Add the pavbhaji sauce. Add the fusilli,fresh cream, ¼ cup cheese, basil, oregano, chilli flakes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Transfer the fusilli into a greased baking dish, sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of cheese, top it with coloured capsicum strips and sprinkle a little oregano evenly over it.
Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes.
Serve immediately.

 

 

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