Friday, January 7, 2011

Bombay Pav Bhaji

                                                                I am sure most of us would have tasted this Yummy Indian street food Pav Bhaji.It originated in Maharashtra.Pav in Marathi means loaf of Bread and Bhaji means vegetable.
Pav Bhaji consists of thick vegetables in tomato based gravy and Buns buttered on all sides.It is Garnished with lots of coriander leaves,chopped onions and a dash of lime juice.

You will Need(for the Pav)
  • Few Pav Buns
  • Butter
For the bhaji(serves5-6people)
  • Three Potatoes
  • Three Onions
  • Two Carrots
  • One tsp of ginger garlic paste
  • Half a cup boiled Peas
  • Two tbs of shredded Cauliflower(optional)
  • Capsicum(optional)
  • Tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • Half a cup Coriander leaves
  • One tsp of Red Chilli powder
  • One tbs Pav bhaji masala powder

Boil the vegetables till mushy.I pressure cooked it for 5 whistles.Boil peas separately.
For the tomato puree immerse tomatoes in boiling water and switch off the stove.keep it closed.
After it cools down peel off the skin and mash or puree them.

Fry onions till brown add tomato puree, ginger garlic paste and fry for few more minutes till the raw smell goes.Add the rest of the vegetables mash it up(it is very important) with a masher.Mix  well with tomato and onion mixture.Add chilli powder,salt and pav bhaji masala,fry for few minutes and garnish with coriander leaves.
 you can add  finely cut capsicum and cauliflower while cooking.

Slice the pav bun into two and toast them with butter and serve along with the bhaji.


RENU said...

uma i love pav making for looks colorful n yummy....

RENU said...

can u post vada pav recipe?iam making pav bhaji for

jaya's recipes said...

sure renu will post soon!

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