Pav - Bhaji (Street Food)

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food in Mumbai and so the famous name it has "Bombay Pav Bhaji" !!

I had tried this pav bhaji at various places including Goa,Bangalore and Belgaum, but the one I loved most was in Mumbai....where I had been on a short visit.
Mostly the tastiest ones are those, you get on the  roadside chaat or food stalls near beaches...although we worry about health but everyone loves to try it and enjoy!!

I had tried this Pav Bhaji and fell in love with it the moment I had tasted it...well, I tried to imitate the Food Stall cook from one of the beaches and replicate the same taste at home, only thing different was with much cleaner and sanitized kitchen ;) :P
This recipe I am sharing is not not my own...I have tried to do the same steps that Pav Bhaji Stall guy does...hope you all love this.

Do try and enjoy!!





Ingredients:

For Bhaji:
  • 2 Potatoes, Medium,Boiled,Meshed
  • 1 Capsicum, Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, Small, Pureed
  • 1 Onion, Small, Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • Juice of  Half Lime
  • Fistful Green Peas, Boiled, Meshed
  • Butter, as per need
  • Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • a Pinch of Red Food Color

For Garnish:
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Chopped Onion

For Masala Pav:
  • Pav / Bread (Check my recipe for Homemade Pav)
  • Butter
  • Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Coriander Powder




Method:
  • On a flat tava or a wide pan, add butter. When the butter is melted and hot, add potatoes,capsicum,onion,green peas.
  • Add salt and fry on high flame possible. Mesh the vegetables with vegetable masher.
  • Add ginger garlic paste , tomato puree and cook further.
  • Sprinkle water on vegetables being cooked and add sugar.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, kasoori methi and little more butter.
  • Add more water to vegetables, mesh further until they are unrecognizable.
  • Add food color.
  • Add Pav bhaji masala, coriander powder, lemon juice, salt.
  • Cook further adding more water and butter, depending on the consistency of bhaji you want.
  • When serving, provide chopped onion tomato,cilantro and lemon wedges and add a dollop of butter on bhaji.
  • Serve Hot!!

For Masala Pav:
  • On the tava, add butter, add pav bhaji masala and coriander powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Split the pav vertically and  place it on tava above the masala and cover it well.
  • Let it get soften a bit and serve with bhaji.





Tips:
  • Adjust the spice levels as per your choice.
Prasanna Hede
Prasanna Hede

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