Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a very popular street food of Mumbai .Originated in Mumbai it self .You will find a cart in every corner of Mumbai . And the most tasty pav bhaji is the one we get on the road side than the one served in a Restaurant.. Its a blend of all vegetables in a tomato gravy  with  spices made on a Tava/Iron griddle with loads of butter and served with Pav /Bread which is toasted with butter again. Everyone just freak on it. We however don't binge on the street pav bhaji. We  make it quite often at home .Its a very easy recipe and taste simply good. You can add any vegetable you want to make your fussy kids eat with ease and they won't even know which veggies go in.

4-5 potatoes  Potatoes
1 cup cleaned  green peas
1 carrot
1 cup  cauliflower florets
3 capsicums
3-4 medium sized onions
3  medium sized tomatoes
1 tsp red chilli powder
1.5 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds(optional)
lime juice 1 tsp
1 tbsp oil
butter as needed
salt to taste

Boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker with salt and water  till soft and mushy don't throw the excess water you can use the water for the bhaji.

Grind onion ,ginger garlic together to a fine paste.

Make a paste of Capsicum.

Chop the tomatoes very fine or just grate it fine or grind to a paste.

Heat a Kadhai or  a Iron Griddle. add butter and oil .

Then add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds(optional) then add the onion and ginger garlic paste fry well till the raw smell goes off.

Add the capsicum paste fry well then add the tomatoes and fry well.

 Now mix in the pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder and mix well.

Add the water and salt and mix well with the masher.

Serve hot with a dollop of butter and butter toasted bread .

You could add grated cheese to it and serve as Cheese Pav  Bhaji.
You can use any vegetables and adjust the quantity according to your taste.
You can also make a paste of garlic and  dry red chillies and avoid the ginger garlic paste and the chilli powder.

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  1. yummy pav bhaji...superb

  2. it looks yummy..i love paav bhaji

  3. pav fav....looks very tempting

  4. Which pav bhaji masala taste th original as the street ones...I mean which brand

    1. I prefer using everest.. The street vendors actually use a paste of red chilies which is soaked in hot water and then ground to paste with garlic.. That's why that red color..