Pav Bhaji – Maharashtra’s Famous Street Food
- Carrots, cauliflower, capsicum, beans - 1/2 cup
- Green peas - 1/2 cup
- Potatoes - 2
- Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
- Spices - turmeric, red chili, cumin seeds - 1/2 tablespoon each
- Pav bhaji masala - 2 tablespoon
- Butter - 3 tablespoon for bhaji, 2 tablespoon for frying pav, remaining as required for serving
- Green coriander leaves for serving - a handful
- Onions, tomatoes and green chilies - chopped 1 each of big size
- Salt to taste
- Pav - 10-12
- Lemon juice as required for serving
- Rinse and boil vegetables - carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and beans to one whistle in pressure cooker.
- Meanwhile chop the onions, chilies and tomatoes. Keep some onions aside for serving.
- Heat some butter in pan and add cumin seeds to it. Wait till it crackles.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while.
- Add chopped onions, saute them till they become translucent.
- Add chopped chilies, peas and tomatoes now. After a minute, add chopped capsicum.
- Cook for 2 minutes till the capsicum softens.
- Add salt and spices and mix well. Cook the spices for a minute.
- Meanwhile drain excess water from boiled vegetables and mash them with the help of a flat spoon. Don't make puree of vegetables.
- Add all mashed vegetables to the bhaji and mix well.
- Cook the bhaji for more 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the flame once is done.
- Fry the pav in non stick tava by applying butter on one/ both sides.
- Serving - Take bhaji in a bowl and pour some butter and lemon juice over it. Sprinkle some chopped onions and coriander leaves on it. Place 2 pavs and serve hot.
- Delicious and healthy 'Pav Bhaji' is ready to serve. Enjoy with your family.
Good food creates good memories and can win many hearts. Though basic cooking started in my Mumbai days, but being in Germany for few years, I started missing all Indian food especially street food. This has made me trying new and new dishes at home and even during the lockdown period in india, it has proved to be the need of the hour!!