Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji Recipe
Pav Bhaji Recipe - Pav bhaji is the most popular Mumbai street food or fast food recipe. Pav is an Indian bread and bhaji is mashed vegetables cooked with some spice powder. The vegetables that are usually added to pav bhaji are cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, peas and capsicum. Pav Bhaji is always garnished with coriander leaves. Butter is the next element that plays big role for the flavorful bhaji. All the taste and flavors in pav bhaji depends on the masala that you use. Pav bhaji masala gives it a mouthwatering aroma and taste.

  • Potatoes (peel, boiled & mashed) - 4 medium
  • Tomatoes (chopped) - 4 medium
  • Cauliflower (grated) - 1/4 small
  • Onions (finally chopped) - 2 medium
  • Green capsicum (finally chopped) - 1 medium
  • Carrot (chopped) - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies (chopped) - 3-4
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Green peas - 1/4 cup
  • Pav bhaji masala - 1-1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomato purée - 2 tablespoons
  • Oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Butter - 3 tablespoons
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup or as required
  • Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves or Cilantro (chopped) - 1/4 cup
  • Pav - 8


1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté till soft.

2. Add green chillies and ginger- garlic paste stir fry for half a minute.

3. Add chopped tomato and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously or till oil separates from the masala.

4. Add cauliflower, carrot, capsicum, peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt mix it well and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add boiled and mashed potato and 1/4 cup of water and bring it to boil and simmer for 10 minutes or till all vegetables are completely mashed.

5. Add Pav bhaji masala and cook for another 2 minutes. Add tomato purée and another 1/4 cup of water stir to mix, cover the pan cook for 5 minutes.

6. Turn off the heat. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves, mix it well.

7. Toast the halves bun over a skillet using butter over medium heat until buns are golden brown from both sides.

8. Serve toasted buns with bhaji garnish with chopped onions.

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