Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous Indian fast food. It is originated from Maharashtra but enjoyed all across the country. It is a thick vegetable curry and enjoyed with pav (soft puffed bread). Today I share my recipe for the same.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 mins, Cooking – 35 mins, Total – 50 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  1. Potato – 1 1/2 cup (cut in cubes)
  2. Cauliflower – 1 cup (cut in cubes)
  3. Green Peas – 1/2 cup
  4. Capsicum – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  5. Onion – 2 medium (finely chopped)
  6. Tomatoes – 3 medium (finely chopped)
  7. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  8. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Pav Bhaji Masala – 3 tbsp
  11. Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric – 1/3 tsp
  13. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  14. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  15. Oil – 2 tbsp (you can use butter as well)
  16. Water – 1 cup
  17. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  18. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  19. Lemon Wedges – 3-4
  20. Salt to taste
  21. Pav – 8 pieces
  22. Butter – 2 tbsp

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Pav Bhaji:

  1. Add potatoes, cauliflower and peas in a pressure cooker. Add 1/2 cup water
  2. Close the lid and cook till soft (it usually takes 10-15 mins on medium flame)
  3. Once cooked open the lid and mash the vegetables. Keep aside
  4. Heat oil or butter in pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  5. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook till golden brown
  6. Add onions. Saute till translucent
  7. Add tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame
  8. Add capsicum and spices – pav bhaji masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Cook till oil starts to separate
  9. Add mashed vegetables. Mix well
  10. Add salt and 1/2 cup water. Mix and cover
  11. Cook on low-medium flame for 5-10 mins or until you get the desired thickness
  12. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well
  13. Meanwhile heat a tawa or non stick pan. Fry Pav from both the sides in butter. Serve them hot
  14. Your Pav Bhaji is ready. Top it with a cube of butter. Garnish it with coriander leaves and a lemon wedge . Enjoy it with chopped onions.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Wow! My Fav! Looks so tempting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s great!!! Thank you 🙂

      Like

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