Monday, June 30, 2008

Tried it, loved it!

Dear foodies,

I have made it soo many times to keep count anymore. Its a simple dish that never fails to satisfy you with its flavor. I am talking about Nupur's Pav bhaji recipe. And this line can be attached to most of the dishes on her blog. Its a treasure chest of wonderful recipes, whether its homestyle Marathi food that your are looking for or approachable world cuisine, her blog is a definite pit-stop. Its evident through her posts that a lot of thought is put into the decisions she takes regarding her food habits and lifestyle and these will inspire you to adopt the change.

Her writing style is truly enticing with every single post of hers making me want to recreate the dish for myself! It was through her blog that I brought home chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, quinoa, flax seeds, experimented with mediterranean cuisine, bought an appey pan and got inspired to do loads of experiments :) Thank you Nupur! Looking at your projects every week, knitting might soon get added to the list :) This post is off to Zlamushka who is hosting the 'Tried and Tasted' event that is featuring Nupur's blog, 'One hot stove' this month. Thank you Zlamushka!

I made the pav-bhaji for dinner last week and also tried my hand at making the pav's at home. I vaguely followed Jai & Bee's method.



I say vaguely because I lazily did bad math and put the dough together (and I can never follow a recipe!!). It proofed really well (me thinks, what say you?), and would have come out soft and fluffy had I timed it right. They should have been out of the oven a few minutes earlier since they toughened up a bit on the outside and looking back, maybe a little more moisture in the dough would have helped too. I used a muffin pan instead of a wide baking pan. Better luck next time :) But I made something else from their blog successfully the day before I made these (and the one that gave me confidence to try the pav), thats coming up soon.

15 thoughts:

TBC said...

The bhaji looks good. But I especially like your idea of using a muffin pan for making the pav.:)They look so cute!
Like you, I'm tempted to give knitting a shot again after seeing the beauties that Nupur creates week after week!

Rachel said...

I've seen so many bloggers vouch for Nupur's Pav Bhaji..I better make some myself as well...

Lovely presentation

Hetal said...

wow,Pavbhaji is yummy yummy,loved ur idea of baking the bun at home.

Trupti said...

bhaji looks delicious Priya & love the presentation

Kalai said...

I definitely have to try this recipe out! So many have had amazing things to say about Nupur's pav bhaji! :)

KALVA said...

Yep.. kudos to Nupur!!! they look great

Bhawana said...

Priya want to eat it just looking at the pictures. nice idea to make pav at home too.

Cham said...

Pav is definetly a killer one :)

Andhra Flavors said...

pavbhaji is yummy! I like your idea of using a muffin pan for making the pav.

Jayashree said...

Lovely looking bhaji.....and I like the pic of the pav peeking out of the muffin pans...

Suganya said...

That looks like oorugai jaadi :D

Priya said...


TBC, cute they really were, but I wish I had taken them out earlier :(
I am really tempted to knit, may be we could start up?

Rachel, Its more simple recipe for it and by far the best. Thank you :)

Hetal, the method for making pav is very simple. But don't do the mistake I did :D

Trupti, Thank you :)

Kalai, bring this to the top of your to-do list :)

Kalva, Yup, the praise is all her's

Bhawana, give it a shot, they look labor intensive, but are so NOT!

Cham, a few minutes longer in the oven and I could have killed some one with the rocks :))

AndhraFlavors,my other pan was dirty and I was lazy to wash it :P

Jayashree, aren't they cute. I was glad they proofed well.

Sug, American version at that :D

Nupur said...

Thank you for trying the recipe, Priya :) I am so glad it has become a part of your cooking repertoire!
The pav look so fluffly and delicious.

zlamushka said...

wonderful pictures, Priya. I am very happy you participated. Your blog is full of energy, color and fun. I hope to see you this month as well.

Namratha said...

Looks like a lot of them have tried this one, love it Priya. I guess I am gonna make the pavs too, they are perfect.

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