Pao Bhaji

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

500 gram boiled potatoes -- peeled and diced
1 cup small cooked mixed vegetables - (carrots -- beans, peas, cauliflower)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup ghee
4 medium green chiles -- slit and chopped
1/2 piece ginger sliced finely
250 gram tomatoes -- chopped
1 teaspoon red chile powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 bunch fresh coriander leaves -- chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 medium lemon wedges -- for garnish
4 medium pao buns -- halved
 

Preparation / Directions:

Heat ghee in a pan. Reserve 3 tsp. chopped onions for garnish and fry the remaining until light brown. Add green chiles, ginger and tomatoes and sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat, then add the red chile powder, mixed vegetables and potatoes. With a metal spatula, simultaneously mash and stir for 5 minutes. While stirring, keep sprinkling the ginger garlic paste, dissolved in 6 tablespoons water. Add salt and two thirds of butter. Increase the heat and stir well. Sprinkle garam masala, coriander leaves, lemon juice and remove from heat. Garnish with remaining chopped onions. Apply the remaining butter on the bun-halves, place them on a pre-heated frying pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve with the bhaji and a lemon wedge.


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