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Pav bhaji
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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a delicious street food from Mumbai where buttered breads are served with spiced smooth mashed assorted vegetables.
Course Main Course, Snack, Street Food
Cuisine Maharstarian
Keyword Mumbai, snacks, Street Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 256kcal
Author Muktha H S

Ingredients

For Pressure Cooking

  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 3 no Potatoes , medium size
  • 1 cup Green Peas , fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Carrot
  • 1 ½ cup Cauliflower Florets
  • cup French Beans ,otional
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • ½ Tsp Salt

For making Bhaji

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ cup Onions,finely chopped
  • 1.5 inch Ginger or 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 6 no Garlic Cloves or 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 no Green Chilli , finely Chopped
  • ½ cup Green Capsicum , finely chopped
  • 2 cups TOmatoes, Finely Chopped ,about 4 tomatoes
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1.5 -1 cup Water , as needed to adjust the consistency
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required

For Serving, Accompaniments

  • 12 No Whole wheat Pav ,
  • 1 ½ Tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Butter as required
  • Onions Finely Chopped , as required
  • Coriander leaves ,finely chopped , as required
  • Lemon Wedges , as required

Instructions

  • Clean cauliflower florets and blanch in hot water , drain water and keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker , Add 1 Tbsp of butter , ½ Tbsp of pav bhaji masala and mix well.
  • Now, add blanched cauliflowers , green peas , potatoes , carrots and few green beans. Can also add cabbage and other veggies of your choice.
  • Add 2 ½ cups of water , ½ tsp of salt and pressure cook all veggies for 2-3 whistles. Allow pressure to settle on its own. 
  • In a large kadai , heat 2 Tbsp of butter . Add chopped onions and fry till it turns translucent.
  • Now ,throw in ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilli , fry well till raw smell of Ginger garlic paste vanishes.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes turns mushy.
  • For this add finely chopped capsicum , mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder , chilli powder and pav bhaji masala , mix well everything.
  • Add in cooked vegetables along with stock , mash lightly using potato masher. You can either mash it smoothly or coarse , its upto your choice.
  • Now add salt and adjust water ,if needed.Simmer it for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Heat Tava , add butter for this add 2 pinches of pav bhaji masala.
  • Cut open the pav and lightly roast the pav in pav bhaji masala spiced butter.
  • Serve Pav Bhaji hot topped with butter and accompanied with chopped onions, coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

Notes

  • This is a basic Pav Bhaji Recipe , you can make variations by adding Cheese for Cheese Pav Bhaji , Exclude Onion - Garlic for No ONion NO Garlic Version of Pav Bhaji , Addition of Paneer to Basic Recipe gives Paneer Pav Bhaji

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal