I had to improvise on this recipe based on items on hand, but also did much of what reviewer omen63 suggested because it sounded like more like the Pav Bhaji I've had before. What I ended up was simply scrumptious! Here were the mods I did by choice. I used one 10.5 oz can of tomato puree instead of whole tomatoes, and a can of green beans instead of cabbage, Based on spices on hand, I used garam masala instead of pav bhaji masala. I boiled and mashed the potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots, and mashed the green beans in with them. I sprinkled in some red chili pepper flakes for added heat while sauteing the onions, garlic and chilis. I had no fresh ginger, and forgot about the ginger paste I had on hand, so did without. Didn't miss it. I didn't have fresh cilantro, but sprinkled in about a Tbsp of dried cilantro. The peas were the only vegetables I left intact. The end result was very similar to what I had before and was excellent! I know this takes away the spirit of the "pav," but I like this served over wild rice.
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I had to improvise on this recipe based on items on hand, but also did much of what reviewer...