Pav Bhaji

3 medium potatoes
1 medium onion
1-2 carrots chopped fine
a few beans chopped fine
1 cup peas
some cauliflower florets cut small (optional)
2-3 garlic cloves chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
touch of turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
tsp cumin powder
1 tsp amchur (dried mango powder)
salt to taste
chopped cilantro
2-3 tbsp oil (canola or olive)

Cook whole potatoes in water until they soften. Peel and set aside.

Heat oil in a large pan on the stove. Add turmeric, and cumin seeds and fry till lightly brown. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till lightly brown. Add beans, carrots, cauliflower and peas and continue frying for 5-10 minutes. Smash the potato and add to the pan. Add the spices and mix well. Add some water and cook on medium low flame till the vegetables soften and aroma of the spices is fragrant. Add water as necessary. The final product should be lightly moist. Mash with spatula or blender.

Chop some cilantro and add.Mix thoroughly and continue cooking for 5 more minutes and remove from flame.

Warm a frying pan. Add a table spoon of butter and toast hamburger buns till lightly brown. Remove from flame. Top the pav (bread)  with the bajji (curry). Enjoy it warm.

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