~ Paav Bhaaji!!

Hey there y’all!! How have you all been?! I am so ready for the weekend and I am sure you are too 😉 Today I am sharing one of Shukla household’s weekend favorite – Paav Bhaaji, so for the recipe, read on…

Ingredients:

– Buns according to the number of people, this recipe feeds 3-4.

– 2 Onions

– 3 tsp Dhania Powder

– 5 Tomatoes 

– 2 tsp Jeera Powder

– 4 medium Potatoes

– 2 tsp Chilli powder

-1 cup Peas (frozen, thawed)

– 4 tsp Pav Bhajji masala 

– 1/2 cup Mixed Vegetables (frozen, thawed)

– Salt to taste

– 1/2 cup Coriander for garnish 

– 2 tsp Lemon Juice

– 1/2 cup Bell Pepper 

– 1 cup Cauliflower

– 2 Green chillies finely chopped

Method:

– Heat a pan with oil & add the onions. Fry till translucent. Add tomatoes, salt, add all the powders and fry till the oil floats on top.

– Steam all the other vegetables seperately & add them to the onion mixture.

– Add a cup of water & let it cook to boiling consistency. Then With the help of a potato masher keep mashing the mixture till it cooks nicely.

– When all the vegetables are cooked thoroughly garnish with coriander & lemon juice and serve with Pav.

For the Paavs:

– Slit open the pavs from the middle. Apply butter in the inside & place them on a pre-heated frying pan. When they get golden brown from the inside take them off.

Serve hot!! Enjoy!!!

~ Pizza Bites!!

Ingredients:

– 1 Loaf French Bread (pre-sliced is better)

– 1 Onion small – cut in thin small slices

– 1 Bell Pepper small – cut in thin small pieces

– 1/2 can of corn kernels

– Handful of black olives pitted and sliced

– Handful of jalapeños (optional)

– 3/4 Ragu Pasta Sauce – Chunky Tomato, Onion and Garlic flavor or Classico Tomato and Basil or you can also use Classico 4 Cheeses Pasta Sauce (this would give a little sweeter flavor than the other two)

– Mozzarella Cheese as per preference

– Seasoning: Private Selections Pizza Seasoning or regular Italian Seasoning

Method:

– Preheat oven to 350F

– Cut the onions and bell peppers, wash canned corn and keep aside and for the jalapeños and olives, if canned or jarred, wash them, cut and keep aside.

– Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil and spray cooking oil

– Line the French bread on the baking tray, keeping a little bit of distance between the piece so as the melted cheese from one doesn’t stick to another

– Sprinkle some cheese on the sauce (this helps the toppings to “stick” to the base)

– Put the veggies: onions, bell peppers, black olives, corn, jalapeños and then put some more cheese on top. You can add more veggies like Mushrooms etc. as you wish. The hubby does not like mushrooms hence I skip it.

– Season it with Private Selections Pizza Seasoning or Italian Seasoning as per preference (more or less depending on how you like it). Once baked, you can also add Parmesan Cheese and Red Chilly Flakes if you wish.

– Bake for 7 to 12 minutes based on how well done you like the crust! For me it’s just right at 10 minutes!

Enjoy this yummy recipe!! Do let me know how you liked it, I would love to hear 🙂 and oh hey! Hope ur having an great Monday and an awesome start to the week!! Cheers!