Easy One-step Crockpot Pau-Bhaji

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July 30, 2015


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image image An easy-peasy recipe for Pau bhaji where all you do is prep up the ingredients, the night before.

Then transfer them to your crockpot/slow cooker on high setting, and go to sleep..Zzzzzz!

Next morning…you wake up to the fragrant aroma of fresh piping hot bhaji ready to enjoy with buttered Pau!

Now how sweet is that!!
The perfect weekend brunch idea! 🙂
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This recipe gives exact measures of vegetables and spices, requires no baby-sitting, and gives absolutely fabulous results. Once you try it, you won’t be standing over your stove…working up a sweat…stirring the pot of bhaji ever again!!
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You will need…
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1 cup cabbage (minced)
1/2 cup cauliflower (minced)
1/2 cup French beans (minced)
1/2 cup carrots (minced)
1/2 cup bell pepper/capsicum (minced)
1/2 cup peas (boiled tender)
1 cup onions (finely chopped)
1 cup tomatoes (puréed)
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
4 heaped tsp Pau-Bhaji Masala
3-4 green chillies (optional)
4 medium size potatoes (par-boiled)

Method:
Line your crockpot with the onions and garlic.
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Follow with the vegetables one by one. Add carrots.
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The beans and the cauliflower (Not shown in pic).
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Then the peppers…I used red and green.
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And the cabbage.
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And the potatoes roughly chopped.
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Add salt to taste, 1 cup hot water and close the lid. Let the contents heat up.
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Then add the tomato purée
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and the Pau-bhaji masala.
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Give it a good stir, close the lid….and then bid the crockpot adieu.
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Next morning, add 2 tbsp of butter
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and the peas and close the lid again.
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Let it cook for another 1/2 hour…for the flavor of the butter and peas to infuse….
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serve hot with a sprinkle of chopped onions, fresh dhania, a squeeze of lemon and green chillies!!
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Note: this recipe makes about 6 cups of bhaji.
It assumes about 10-12 hrs of cooking time in the crockpot, which may seem a lot….
But the slow cooked bhaji tastes simply amazing!! 🙂

Related posts…
For making Fresh Homemade Pau…
EASY NO-FAIL RECIPE FOR PAU
image image These are especially rewarding to make, as their texture is far better than the bakery ones and come with no added preservatives to increase shelf life!
As you bake them, your whole house smells wonderful. As you break open each Pau, you will marvel at the fabulously soft texture and as you take a bite, Mmmmmm…You will soon be finding excuses to enjoy them with any and every thing!

13 comments on “Easy One-step Crockpot Pau-Bhaji

  1. June 17, 2015 Happy Mommy

    That’s another genius use of the crockpot. Thank you as always.
    At what setting do you leave the crockpot overnight? Low or high?

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    • June 18, 2015 ruchiairen

      Thanks. The crockpot is to be left at high setting.

      Reply
  2. July 30, 2015 BShah

    Which crockpot do you recommend? I am looking to buy one. Thanks!

    Reply
  3. October 4, 2015 Priti

    Can you use a 4quart crock pot?

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    • October 6, 2015 ruchiairen

      Sure you can

      Reply
  4. October 19, 2015 shweta

    Hi Ruchi, I am a big fan of your blog, thanks for all the wonderful recipes.
    I have a very naive question: since we are not bunnoing onion, tomatoes and garlic do they get cooked well in the slow cooker and does the raw smell of garlic disappear …..

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    • October 20, 2015 ruchiairen

      Surprisingly it does!!! 🙂

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      • October 20, 2015 shweta

        thanks 🙂

        Reply
  5. November 10, 2015 isha

    once we have put potato, salt, water, we have to close the lid and open it again for tomato puree. after how long should we open the lid yo add the puree and masala?

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    • November 26, 2015 ruchiairen

      Once the vegetables get heated through, add the tomato puree.

      Reply

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