Recipe: Pav Bhaji / Mumbai Street Style Pav Bhaji

IMG_20170718_210313Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the veggies:

  • Potato: 2, peeled, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • carrots: 2, peeled, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • Green beans: 7-8, trimmed, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • Cauliflower: 1/2 cup, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • Red Beetroot: 1,  peeled, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • Green Peas: 1/4 cup
  • Salt: 1 ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric powder (haldi): 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 2 cups

For the bhaji masala

  • Oil / butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Garlic: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Green chili: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Dried Red Chili: 4
  • Tomato: 3 medium sized, chopped
  • Capsicum (Bell pepper): 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Spring onion: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Pav bhaji masala: 2 tablespoons

For Garnish:

  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Mint Leaves: ½ tablespoon, chopped

For the Pav:

  • Pav (Bread Buns): 8
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Pav Bhaji Masala: ½ tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves: ½ tablespoon

For serving:

  • Onions: 1, cut into circles, then separate the rings
  • Lemon: 1, cut into 8-10 pieces.

Method

  • Boil the chopped potato, beetroot, carrot, beans and cauliflower with salt, turmeric powder and water (not more water) until well cooked in a pressure cooker (2-3 whistles).
  • Turn off the heat and once the extra steam is out from pressure cooker open the lid.
  • Mash all the veggies in the water using a masher. If water is more, then drain some before mashing.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil/butter in another pan.
  • Add onion, dried red chili, garlic and ginger and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool completely.
  • Blend this sautéed mix to a smooth paste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil/butter in the same pan.
  • Add Capsicum, spring onion, green peas (matar) and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add pav bhaji masala and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onion tomato puree and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add little salt according to the paste. Veggies are already boiled with salt, so no need to add more salt.
  • Add the boiled and mashed veggies.
  • Mix well and let it boil for some time.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon butter on a non-stick tawa, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and pav bhaji masala on it, place the pavs (bun breads) and roast both sides.
  • Serve the roasted pavs with bhaji, onion rings and lemon wedges.

IMG_20170718_210316

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Recipe: Pav Bhaji / Mumbai Street Style Pav Bhaji”

Comment Here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s