Pav Bhaji – Maharashtrian street food

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Pav bhaji is Maharashtra’s street food. It is usually made with vegetable and spices and served with soft bread roll. It take less time to cook. Nowadays, this is also a very popular recipe in India, like by almost everyone.

 

pav bhaji maharashtrian street food

 

When I am lazy to cook on entire meal for my family. Pav bhaji is one of the dish first come in my mind. This recipe is easy, quick and also simple to cook. Which fill your stomach and satisfies your tasting buds.

Step-by-step instructions with pictures immediately follow recipe

 

Pav Bhaji – Maharashtrian street food

Total Time: 30 minutes

Pav Bhaji – Maharashtrian street food

Ingredients

  • • 1 cup chopped onion
  • • 1 and ½ cup chopped tomato
  • • ½ cup cauliflower
  • • ½ cup potato
  • • 1/3 cup green peas
  • • 1/3 cup green capsicum
  • • 1tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • • 1 and 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • • Coriander and lemon for garnishing
  • • Butter
  • • 4 tbsp oil
  • • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash all vegetables and chop them roughly except tomatoes and onions.
  2. Boil roughly chopped cauliflower, capsicum, potatoes, and green peas in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
  3. Let cooker cool down completely then take vegetables out and smash them with smasher. You can use blender.
  4. Heat up oil in kadhai on medium heat.
  5. Add cumin seeds. Once they sizzle, add chopped onion.
  6. Sauté onion till it changes in brownish pink color.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes. Sauté again until tomatoes start to melt.
  8. Now add ginger garlic paste. Sauté till raw aroma of the ginger garlic paste disappears.
  9. Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala, red chili powder. Stir all things together for 2 minutes.
  10. To avoid mixture sticking in bottom, add 2 tbsp of water. Do not add more than 2 tbsp.
  11. Let simmer on slow heat till you can see that oil is getting separated a bit.
  12. Now add smashed vegetables it and stir mixture for two minutes.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. If you need smash it again.
  15. Pav bhaji is ready. Pour some butter, and garnish with coriander, chopped onion.
  16. Roast pav on tava with butter. Serve with roasted pav. If pav is not available you can also serve with roasted or plain bread.

Notes

You can use red food color for more color.

http://www.allaboutmaharashtra.com/2016/07/21/pav-bhaji-maharashtrian-street-food/

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS WITH PICTURES

 

We need ingredients for pav bhaji are capsicum, potato, tomato, onion, green peas, cauliflowers, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, cumin seeds, salt, pavbhaji masala, oil, coriander and lemon.

 

pav bhaji ingrediants

 

First of all wash vegetables and chop them roughly except tomatoes and onions.

 

vegetable chopped

 

Boil roughly chopped cauliflower, capsicum, potatoes, and green peas in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
Let cooker cool down completely then take vegetables out from pressure cooker and smash them with smasher. You can also use blender.

 

smash vegitables - pav bhaji

 

Heat up oil in kadhai on medium heat and add cumin seeds.

 

add cumin seeds

 

Once they sizzle, add chopped onion. Saute onion till it changes in brownish pink color. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute again until tomatoes start to melt……

 

Prawns Curry Onion Tomato

 

Now add ginger garlic paste. Sauté till raw aroma of the ginger garlic paste disappears.

 

add genger garlic paste

 

Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala, red chili powder. Stir all things together for 2 minutes.

 

add pav bhaji masala

 

To avoid mixture sticking in bottom, add 2 tbsp of water. Do not add more than 2 tbsp.

 

add water

 

Let simmer on slow heat till you can see that oil is getting separated a bit.

 

simmer pav bhaji gravy

 

Now finally add smashed vegetables it and stir mixture for two minutes.

 

add smash veg

 

And also add salt to taste…..

 

add salt in pav bhaji

 

If you need smash it again while serving.

 

smash pav bhaji

 

Pav bhaji is ready. Pour some butter, and garnish with coriander, chopped onion. And finally roast pav on tava with butter. Serve with roasted pav. If pav is not available you can also serve with  plain bread.

 

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