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