Pav Bhaji Bruschetta – A great fusion food

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.

Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.

Ingredients: 

◦ French Loaf 1

◦ 2-3  Tomatoes chopped

◦ Oil 1 tablespoon

◦ 1 Onion finely chopped

◦ Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 teaspoons

◦ 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

◦ Green capsicum 1 medium

◦ Salt to taste

◦ Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 3 medium

◦ Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 tablespoons

◦ Mozzarella cheese 50 grams

◦ Fresh parsley for garnishing

Method

Preheat oven at 220ºC. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till lightly browned.

Cut French loaf into slices.

Add ginger-garlic paste to the pan, mix and sauté well. Add red chilli powder, mix and saute.

Add tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook till the tomatoes turn soft. Deseed and finely chop capsicum.

Add salt to the pan, mix well, cover and cook till the oil separates. Add potatoes and mix well. Add pav bhaji masala, mix well and sauté. Add little water, mix, cover and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

Place bread slices on an ovenproof plate. Add chopped capsicum to the pan, mix and cook till capsicum turns soft. Grate cheese into a bowl. Spread cooked bhaji on each bread slice, top with grated cheese, put the plate in the preheated oven and bake till the cheese melts and bread turns crisp. Serve hot garnished with parsley sprigs.

Recipe: Sanjeev Kapoor