Halwai July 11, 2022


• 2 cups- uncooked Rice (of your choice, preferably basmati)
• 2 cups- boiled mixed vegetables
• 2 cups- bhaji (pav bhaji ka bhaji)
• 1/2 tsp- pav bhaji masala
• 1/2 tsp- Cumin seeds (jeera)
• 2 tsp- Ghee
• 1 tsp- chopped coriander
• 50 gms- Butter
• 50 gms- Raisins
• 100 gms- Cashewnuts
• salt to taste


  1. Boil the rice, each grain of the rice should be separate, drain and cool.
  2. Heat the ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins, remove both and keep aside.
  3. In the same ghee, add cumin seeds and fry for a minute. Add bhaji and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Apply a little butter at the bottom of the baking bowl; make layers of the rice and bhaji.
  5. First add half the rice then bhaji, pav bhaji masala, butter and finally the remaining rice.
  6. Cover and bake in a hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cashew nuts and raisins. Serve hot with raita.

Recipe courtesy of Sunita Anil Asser