Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji, famous street food of Mumbai. Made this for the first time on today’s breakfast, it was so yumm! 🙂

There are many versions of Pav Bhaji, as it’s a very popular food. Here is my recipe, the way I made my ‘Pav Bhaji’ for the first time.

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients

  • Potatoes- 2 medium size (boiled)
  • Cauliflower- 1 cup (roughly chopped)
  • Carrot- 1 cup (roughly chopped)
  • Peas- ½ cup (fresh or frozen)
  • French beans- ½ cup (roughly chopped, optional)
  • 1 large onion – finely chopped
  • 2- 3 large tomatoes- roughly chopped
  • Capsicum/green bell pepper- 1 (thinly sliced
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies- 1-2 chopped
  • Pav bhaji masala- 1 tbsp (hipped)
  • Garam masala powder- ¼ tsp
  • Kashmiri mirch powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Amul butter
  • salt
  • 12 pavs

Method

Preparing the Bhaji

Boil all the veggies except onion, peas, tomatoes & capsicum. Keep aside. If using fresh peas, then only boil them. In a bowl add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots & beans. Mash them using your hand or vegetable masher. No need to mash them fully. Heat oil in a frying pan. Tamper with cumin seeds. Add chopped onion, sauté them till light brown in color. Add ginger-garlic paste, pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder kashmiri mirch powder, salt & chopped tomatoes. Mix & stir them on low flame until fragrant. Mash the tomatoes using the spatula. Now add the mashed veggie mix, capsicum, sugar, green chilies & peas. Mix well & add 1 cup of water. Mix & cook on medium flame for 10-12 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent burning from the bottom of the pan. Mash the peas little bit. Next to add garam masla powder. Mix well & add some butter(as much as you like)at this stage. Remove from heat.

Preparinig the buttered pavs

Slice the pav buns. In a frying pan add some butter, & fry them from both sides, for 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately with hot Bhaji. Enjoy your street style Pav Bhaji!

Note:

You can skip the vegetable oil part & can add butter, if you like more buttery taste.

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