Sunday, May 17

Tangy Pav Bhaji


Pav Bhaji is one the most famous street food , savoured in all parts of india. Basically its a fast food dish native to maharashtra.

And which is the best Pav-Bhaji? Its the one where pav bhaji wala bhaiya is there, with his huge cast-iron pan in front of him. And all around are bowls of chopped veggies and an alarming number of packets of Amul butter, and Masala'a .Whatever is the order, he 'll put appropiate amount of veggies, boiled potatoes, loads of buttere, n all the masala's and then mash , and saute it to give a sizzle and fill the place with heavenly aroma. Then serve it with pav, roasted in again loads of butter and raw onions and lemon pieces.
Its done and it goes into the tummy melting in the mouth...

Now, there's no comparision for that Pav Bhaji, but quite a aroma and taste can also be reached at home. Try this.. (I know that the picture is not all duing justice to the yummy bhaji, but that much only i could do manage with the saved portion..)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped cauliflower,
1/2 cup chopped french beans,
1/2 cup green peas,
1 cup finely chopped capsicum (green peppers),
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots,
4 potatoes,
4 medium sized tomatoes,
3 medium sized finely chopped onions,
3 tbsp Pav bhaaji masala(Everest reccomnded),
4 5 green chillies,
4-5 garlic cloves,
1 inch ginger,
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (optional),
chopped coriander leaves,
salt to taste

Pav (a kind of bun)
1 pack salted butter (Amul butter is recommended)

Method:

Boil potatoes and mash them.Set aside.
Boil all the finely chopped vegetables separately.
Mash the boiled vegetables to form a coarse pulp using Pav bahji masher.

In a pan, melt 2 tbsp butter. Add cumin seeds (optional), finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Then add 2 chopped onions, sauté till transulent and then add chopped tomatoes and cook till done.
Add the pav bhaaji masala and mix. Let it cook.
Now add mashed potatoes and add boiled vegetables.
Lastly add some butter again(it gives a nice aroma).
Finally add salt to taste.
Add water as required.
Cook till the bhaaji thickens.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Next give slits to the buns horizontally, i.e, keeping the base intact. On a hot griddle, melt butter. Arrange all the buns on the pan. Roast both the sides as well as the inner surfaces of buns with butter, pressing it slightly.

Serve these buns(pav) and hot bhaaji with chopped onions and a piece of lemon.

Tips:

Choose proper buns, do not buy the sweet ones or can have burger instead.
Use butter generously while making pav bhaaji.
Light roast the buns. Let them remain buttery and soft.
You can use any veggies of your choice.

Variations:

For an even spicier result, make masala pav...melt some butter in a skillet. Sprinkle pav bhaji masala in it, then fry the bread in this spicy butter until sizzling and golden.
Masala onion: Heat some butter, add a pinch of pav bhaaji masala and salt. Put the chopped onions, lemon juice and mix. Serve this masala onion with pav bhaaji.

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Sending this to WYF:Quick meal

And also to Sunday snacks: Chaats, at All Thingz Yummy!!

22 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Love the pav bhaji Neha.Its my favourite.
Will be posting my Mango MBP Dish tomorrow.Will mail you later thgh as I will be out of station for 2 days.

Parita said...

Yummy pav bhaji..looks mouth watering...

Prathibha said...

Love this food anytime..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pav bhaji looks very yummy and a tangy taste makes my mouth water!!!

Pooja said...

Yummy pav bhaji..

meeso said...

I still have never made this, I want to, It's always looking so delicious!

Renu said...

very nicely written......I could feel the taste while reading :))

phanitha said...

mouthwatering pav bhaji
my all time fav...

Ashwini said...

Love Pav bhaji anytime. Yummmmm

Smitha said...

I like this alot. Have a recipe on my blog too.

Tina said...

mouth watering recipe....

munchcrunchandsuch said...

My fav.And I swear by your description abt the roadside bhaiya selling pav bajis. They are to die for.

Supriya Nair said...

Mouthwatering...thats the effect this bhaji has on me...always and always. Well captured Neha...

Pinky said...

Lovely Pav Bhaji...A very common street food in Maharashtra...looks great...

Radha Ramaswamy said...

It is very nice.

Shreya said...

i love pav bhaji! looks grt:-)

Rachel said...

I can never get bored of eating this!

Anisheetu said...

nice click...

Rush said...

are u from bombay...miss the pavbhaji stalls yaar!!

Renu said...

I love paav bhaji :))very well written....will try it soon

EC said...

Looks lovely..thanks for the entry

Sharmi said...

Hi, How have you been doing?
pls email me on wheyou will be doing the roundup?
Thanks

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