Chilli Bajji Pav
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Chilli Bajji Pav

Roasted chilli bajji peppers (banana peppers), spicy garlic chutney, and flavourful aloo masala - this chilli bajji pav is a delightful melange of flavours.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 portions

Ingredients

For aloo masala

  • 2 Potatoes medium
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • salt

For garlic-coconut chutney

  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts
  • 6 dry kashmiri red chillies
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • salt
  • 3 banana chilli pepper chilli bajji
  • 6 pav buns
  • butter
  • sev optional to sprinkle on the pav

Instructions

  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the garlic on a low flame.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Frying the garlic
  • Transfer to a blender once they start turning brown.
  • Add sesame seeds to the same pan and fry till they pop. Do not add any more oil.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Frying sesame seeds
  • They might not pop if you have too much oil in the pan.
  • Now add the coriander seeds followed by the Kashmiri chillies.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Coriander seeds and Kashmiri chilli added to the frying pan
  • Combine well and continue roasting for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the grated coconut and roast till they turn golden brown.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Roasting grated coconut
  • Transfer to the blender.
  • Add roasted peanuts, tamarind, and salt.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Roasted ingredients ready to blend
  • Once the roasted coconut mixture has cooled down, blend to a coarse, dry chutney. Do not add water.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Garlic chutney is ready
  • Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker.
  • Peel them and smash to small pieces.
  • Heat a little oil in the pan, and shallow fry the finely chopped onions.
  • Once they turn translucent, added the mashed potatoes.
  • Add turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, and salt.
  • Combine well and switch off.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Aloo masala ready
  • On a naked flame roast the banana peppers on by one. Roast till the skin is evenly charred.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Banana peppers (chilli bajji) is roasted
  • Place them on a chopping board and scrape off all the charred skin with a knife or a spoon. Slice them open, deseed and cut to finger size slices.
    Chilli Bajji Pav Steps - Scrape off the charred skin
  • Toast the pav (buns) with some butter.
  • Now start making the sandwich.
  • Place a slice of roasted chilli, followed by a slice of cheese, then a generous dusting of the coconut chutney, and finally a dollop of the mashed potato.
  • Put the crown (the top bun) on the top and you are ready to go.