Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Taco Flavor "Pav Bhaji" With Corn Pav -- Great Way To Get Kids To Eat LOTS Of Veggies!

Pav Bhaji is a very popular Indian food, its basically mashed spiced and heavily buttered veggies served with a soft whole wheat bun, onion, more butter and a lemon wedge. Its SO good. I made an Indian-Mexican Fusion Pav Bhaji. Its great for picky kids who say they hate veggies but love Tacos. To eat just dip bits of the Pav (Bun) in and eat. They will never know its got all those veggies in it.
Taco Flavor "Pav Bhaji" With Corn Pav -- Great Way To Get Kids To Eat LOTS Of Veggies!

Corn Pav

1 box Fleischmann's Simply Homemade No Knead Bread Mix Country White
1 box Jiffy Cornbread
1-1/3 cups warm tap water
1 egg (unless you are using the vegetarian version of Jiffy CornBread/Muffin Mix
2 T wheat gluten

Grease a muffin tin

Miix the dry corn mix, the dry bread mix and yeast and wheat gluten thoroughly in a big bowl, add the water and egg and using a fork or gloved hands mix thoroughly and place a ball in each muffin tin, let sit somewhere warn for 45 miins to rise then put in a preheated 400oF oven for 15 mins. til golden.
I made mine in a pan

Taco Bhaji

1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can chickpeas
1 medium russet potato scrubbed and chopped
1 can beets drained
1 head cauliflower separated into florets
1 bag baby carrots
3 tomatoes, cored and chopped
1/2 bag frozen peas
2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
1 can low sodium blue lake green beans drained
1/2 t salt
2 cups water

Put everything in an electric pressure cooker and cook on medium and the bean setting for 30 minutes.

Soak 3 stemmed and deseeded guajillo chilis in hot water

While its cooking fry 2 large thin sliced onions (or 1 huge vidalia) in olive oil til golden, add the drained chilis and 2 cloves garlic chopped stir fry about 2 mins then add 3 packets of Taco Bell Taco seasoning and stir till the onion is coated. Add 1/2 cup water Set aside

When pressure in the pot releases, open the pot

and add the onion mixture and mash to smithereens with a potato masher or puree with an immersion blender or Vitamix in batches, till thick hummus like.
Add 1/4 cup lime juice and 4 Tablespoons butter

Stir thoroughly.

Serve on a plate with lime wedges and shredded cheese and/or extra butter a few chopped red onions and 1 or 2 Corn Pav...

Tell your kids its TACO HUMMUS!

Ta-da! you got your kids to eat tons of veggies.

Add Tabasco to your plate!