Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pau Bhaji


Potatoes - 700 g (boiled, skin removed and roughly mashed)
Whole Tomato - 1 tin (crushed with your hand while adding)
Water - 1 cup
Coriander Leaves - handful
Oil + Ghee - 2 tbsp each
Red Onion - 1 no.(chopped finely)


Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Powders :

Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Amchur Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 th tsp
Cayenne pepper - 1/4 th - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


1) Heat a flat and deep non-stick pan, add ghee and oil heat it up, add mustard seeds, cover and pop. Add curry leaves stir. Add onion and cook until soft.

2) Add all the powders stir and add squashed tomatoes and mix, cook until mushy.

3) Add roughly mashed potato, stir well and add 1cup of water. Bring it to boil and simmer for 5 mins, cover. Remove the lid add coriander leaves stir, cover and cook until you can see a way underneath while sliding the spatula. Check for salt. Add 20 g of Butter on top of the curry.

Serve with
Pau or Burger Buns.

For cooking Pau or Burger Buns:

1) Heat a skillet, cut burgers horizontally smear margarine or butter on both sides keep these on hot tawa cook it on both sides until lightly brown.

Serving suggestions -

Keep pau on a plate and curry in a bowl, top the curry with chopped red onions and sprinkle lemon juice on top of the curry and eat while still hot.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

Tortilla Twists


Refried Beans (with green chilli, Casa Fiesta) - 1 tin (remove the bean paste in microwave container cook it for 2 mins.)

Carrot - 1 no. (skin removed and grated)
(grated) - as required
Lettuce* - shred in to pieces.

Keep all these in a plate.

Sauces and powders we need :

Tomato sauce

Hot chilli sauce
Caesar vinaigrette (or any salad dressing you prefer but no mayonaisse please)

Cayenne pepper
Salt little

Leftover yellow egg (remembered if you left out egg from Pesarettu, use here)
Tortillas (store bought)

Keep these on one side.


Keep Tawa on one side and a plate on another side.

1 ) Vegetarian Twist -

Heat tawa on high, cook the Tortilla lightly on both sides. Put it on a plate next to you (reduce the tawa heat until you assemble all and increase the heat when you are almost finishing your filling.) now vertically put 1 big tbsp refried bean paste in the middle spread it lengthwise.
add some grated carrot on top of it, add the sauces pouring vertically, sprinkle little cayenne pepper on it. Keep lettuce on top, next add handful of grated cheese or even less (remember to increase the heat) now hold both together and keep it on hot tawa, heat it and fold one corner in the middle and overlap with other on top cook for little while and serve.

2) Egg Twist -

Beat the yellow part of the egg. Heat the Tawa, keep the tortilla pour egg mixture all around the tortilla, sprinkle little salt and cayenne pepper. Cook the tortilla on both sides. keep this on a plate, stuff on egg side as above and cook it the same way as vegetarian twist.

3) Cheese Lovers Twist -

Grate cheese, cayenne pepper, green capsicum (little)- chopped finely and some basil.

Heat the tawa, keep the Tortillas on a plate sprinkle some of the grated cheese all around, little cayenne pepper, basil and some capsicum, cover it with another tortilla on top. Transfer this on to hot tawa cook it on both sides (becareful when you are turning, turn it on a plate and transfer this to hot tawa). Serve this with sweet chilli sauce. Yum.............


Here I am using Ice berg lettuce, why? it gives nice crunch when you are biting.

If you put tortilla on one another they become quesidilla.

Can use tomato ketchup instead of tomato sauce, Instead of italian dressing one can use avocado garlic dressing.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu