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Pav Bhaji

 

 

Pav Bhaji is a much famous fast food item of Mumbai, known as the Financial capital of India. In Marathi language, Pav means Bread and Bhaji means vegetable dish. One can find a lot of variations to the Bhaji like Cheese Pav bhaji, Paneer pav bhaji etc. The recipe I am sharing is that of the basic Pav Bhaji. For homemade Ladi Pav recipe, click here.

 


Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a much famous fast food item of Mumbai, known as the Financial capital of India. In Marathi language, Pav means Bread and Bhaji means vegetable dish. One can find a lot of variations to the Bhaji like Cheese Pav bhaji, Paneer pav bhaji etc.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Potatoes cubed
  • 1 Carrot cubed
  • 1 cup Cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 2 Finely chopped onion
  • 3 - 4 Finely chopped tomato
  • 1 Finely chopped capsicum
  • 3 - 4 Dry red chillies (soaked in warm water)
  • 6- 7 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 - 1/2 tablespoons Pav Bhaji Masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Butter

Instructions
 

  • Grind the soaked dry chillies with garlic to a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Put the cubed potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and green peas together in a pan.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and just enough water to cover the vegetables.
  • Cover and cook till vegetables are well cooked. It is okay if they turn mushy. Keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add the onion and capsicum and stir till the capsicum becomes soft.
  • Add the ground chilli- garlic paste and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till fat separates.
  • Tip in the cooked vegetables and mix well.
  • Mash them well till they are well blended.
  • Add the Pav Bhaji masala and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add water, if required. Switch off heat.
  • Garnish with chopped onion, coriander leaves and a small blob of butter.
  • How to Serve
  • Cut the pav buns horizontally. Heat butter in a pan. Place the pav bun, cut side down, till they turn crisp and brown. Serve with the garnished bhaji and a lemon wedge.

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