Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe – Wholesome Weeknight Dinner

The Paneer Pav Bhaji is a delectable one pot dish that you can have for a quick weeknight dinner. The addition of paneer in the Pav Bhaji along with lots of vegetables all cooked into a pressure cooker, makes this Pav bhaji one pot, easy to cook and wholesome.  Butter (Salted), Onion, Garlic, Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum), Homemade tomato puree, Potatoes (Aloo), Cauliflower (gobi), Carrots (Gajjar), Pav bhaji masala, Chaat Masala Powder, Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese), Lemon, Salt, Pav buns, Butter (Salted), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Onions, Lemon   Ingredients for the Bhaji 2 tablespoons Butter (Salted) 1 Onion , finely chopped 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped 1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , peeled and diced 1/2 cup Cauliflower (gobi) 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , finely chopped 2 teaspoons Pav bhaji masala 1 tablespoon Chaat Masala Powder 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , grated 1 Lemon , juice Salt , to taste Other ingredients 12 Pav buns , (ham burger buns could be substituted) Butter (Salted) , for toasting Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch finely chopped 1 Onions , finely chopped for serving 1 Lemon , juice extracted     20   30     To begin making the Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep it ready.Place the pressure cooker on medium heat. Add the butter and allow it to melt. Once it melts, add the onion, capsicum and garlic and saute until the onions and capsicum soften.Once it softens, add the tomato puree, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, pav bhaji masala and chaat masala powder. Saute for a few seconds.Add 1/2 a cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles. The vegetables have to become very soft and mushy. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Once cooked, open the cooker and mash the vegetables well, then add the paneer and mix well to combine. Once done add the coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well. Check the seasoning and transfer the bhaji into a serving bowl , Sprinkle some onions on the top and keep aside.The final step is to toast the pav buns. Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Spread butter over the sliced pav buns and toast them on the tawa until golden brown and crisp. Serve with the bhaji and enjoy.Serve the Pav Bhaji Recipe along with a Dahi Vada or a Papdi Chaat for a weeknight dinner or a chaat party at home. Your friends and family are sure to love this dish.