Friday, November 30, 2012

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is the famous street food. It has ton of varieties of veggies cooked with tomato puree and flavourful masala powder. The key ingredient without which Pav Bhaji cannot be tasty is butter, so be generous in adding butter while you cook the bhaji. This buttery Pav Bhaji  gives you a real  taste of Mumbai Pav Bhaji which is famous at every corner of Mumbai city.  This time I prefer to make the pav at home and they were really more tasty than store bought. Click here you see the " homemade Indian pav"

  • Potato - 2 large
  • Green peas -1/2 cup
  • Carrot - 4
  • Cauliflower -2 cups
  • Green bellpepper  -1
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Tomato puree - 2 cups
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Pav bhaji  powder- 3 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Tumeric -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Unsalted butter -3 tbsp


  • Boiled all the veggies and mashed it to the coarse paste(should not be mashed fully)
  • Place the skillet on medium flame and add 1 tbsp of butter into it.
  • When butter melts ,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add chopped onion and fry till brown.
  • Add ginger -garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
  • Add dry masala powder and tomato puree.Cook for 2 minutes .
  • Now add mashed veggies and salt.
  • If required you can add more spice and salt.
  • Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Add remaining butter and stir well.
  • Turn off the flame and add lemon juice. And mix well.
  • Now bhaji is ready to go with hot Indian pav.
For preparing the Pav
  • Slightly slit the pav in between and toast them using some butter on a griddle or tawa. 
  • Then serve  immediately with hot bhaji, chopped onion, fine sev and lemon wedges.