Mumbai Streetfare – Pav Bhaji

“Yummy!”

“Mom, more please!”

Well, I was just preparing you for what you’ll be hearing when you set the table with my Pav Bhaji! The Pav Bhaji may be born on the streets but it’s definitely the tastiest and healthiest too because of its rich vegetable base!

Which is why it not only tricks the fussiest of kids into eating their veggies and keeps the healthiest of Moms smiling too! Whether it’s a party or a hatke family get-together, don’t forget to serve with oodles of butter, crunchy chopped onions and butter-soaked pavs hot from the tawa!
For the older kids in your family, go full street-style with hot and spicy Masala Pavs!

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Prep Time: 30 min            Cooking Time: 20 min              Serves: 5 people 

Ingredients:
400 gms potato (Boiled and roughly mashed)
1 tea cup boiled vegetables (cauliflower, mutter (green peas))
1 tea cup onions (finely chopped)
11/4 tea cup tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 tbsp garlic (finely chopped)
1 green capsicum (finely chopped)
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp cumin seed
2 tbsp red chilli powder (Kashmiri)
2 tsp dhania powder
2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 tsp turmuric powder
2 tbsp coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For Tempering (For added spice and Colour)
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 green chilli (finely chopped)
1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Heat the butter 
  2. Add the cumin seeds and when it starts crackling add the garlic, onions and pav bhaji masala and sauté it for few minutes 
  3. Add the capsicum and let it cook for a few minutes
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook it until it is soft
  5. Add the boiled vegetables, potatoes and mix well
  6. Add all the other spices and mix well 
  7. Add little water and mash the bhaji well
  8. Let it cook for 5 to 7 minute

For tempering 

  1. Heat the butter
  2. Add the cumin seeds, and when it starts crackling add all the other ingredients and sauté it for a while 
  3. Add little water and mix it with the Bhaji
  4. Serve hot with pav
  5. While serving garnish it with butter, finely chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves

Note: for Jain Bhaji use 2 raw banana in place of potato  and avoide onion and garlic

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