Pav Bhaji - A famous Mumbai Street Food

A Famous Street food from Mumbai is Pav Bhaji. Its very easy to prepare if you have all the ingredients available.

 While mom used to prepare it she never adding cauliflower, but from the time I’ve known cauliflower is a must in this dish I’ve never missed it.
This Dish can be packed in kids tiffin Box too and kids will love it.
Let’s see what we need to make this Yummy Pav Bhaji,

Ingredients  for Pav Bhaji
2 Tbsp Oil
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 Green chillies (slit lengthwise)
1 Green  Bell pepper, finely chopped
3 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 Cup  cauliflower, boiled
1 Cup Potatoes-peeled, boiled and mashed
1/2 Cup Green peas, boiled and mashed
3 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
1 tsp Red chili powder
Butter – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves -2 tbsp
To taste Salt
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
Pav’s/Buns to serve
Extra Butter to brush over the Pav
Chopped onions to serve with the bhaji

Method to Make Pav Bhaji:
Heat oil in a pan. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and green chillies and sauté till raw smell goes off and onions turn light brown.
Stir in the, tomatoes and cook until mushy. Now add pav bhaji masala,red chilli powder and mix well. Add boiled vegetables and mix.  
Cook for 4-5 minutes covered.
Now mash the vegetables , now add cooked and mashed potatoes and mix well. Mash it well. so that they get  little pulpy and add water as required (approx. 2 cups).
Meanwhile Toast the Pav with little butter and keep aside.
Cook for 5-10 minutes on low flame.
Swith off the flame and add in 1 tsp butter and coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve Toasted Pav/Bun lemon wedge and chopped onion.

Aps Notes:
Firstly adjust spice level accordingly.
You can even add green beans and carrot but I personally do not add them in my pav bhaji recipe.
Some tell adding a tbsp of grated beetroot enhances the colour of the pav bhaii but I haven’t done so.
I added only a tsp of butter for known reasons but adding more butter makes the pav bhaji yummier. So feel free to add 3 tsp more.
Toasting the Pav- when I make my Pav I like to toast it a little more you can slightly toast it like its done in restuarants.
Enjoy Making,
Happy Cooking!


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