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Pav Bhaji

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Pav bhaji is an Indian fast food dish made up of a thick vegetable curry (bhaji) and a soft bread roll (pav). Its history can be traced back to Maharashtra, India.


The dish started out as a quick lunch for Mumbai textile mill employees. Pav bhaji was later served in restaurants all over town. Pav bhaji is now available in India and abroad, from street vendors to fine dining establishments.


Pav bhaji is a spiced mashed vegetable dish eaten with bread in a thick gravy. Potatoes, onions, carrots, chillies, peas, bell peppers, and tomatoes are popular ingredients in curry. The curry is typically cooked on a flat griddle (tava) and served hot by street vendors. The traditional accompaniment to the curry is a soft white bread roll, but other bread types such as chapati, roti, or brown bread may also be used.


Pav Bhaji Thali
Pav Bhaji

Prep Time- 20mins

Cooking Time- 20mins

Serving- 4


Ingredients:

  • For Bhaji:

  1. Butter- 4tbsp

  2. Chopped Tomato- 3no

  3. Green Peas- 1/4cup

  4. Chopped Capsicum- 1no

  5. Chopped Onion- 1no

  6. Mashed Potato- 2no

  7. Ginger & Garlic Paste- 1tsp

  8. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder- 1tsp

  9. Turmeric Powder- 1/4tbsp

  10. Pav Bhaji Masala- 1tsp

  11. Kasturi Methi- 1tsp

  12. Chopped Coriander Leaves- 4tbsp

  13. Salt to taste

  14. Lemon Juice- 1/2tbsp

  15. Water to adjust consistency

  • For Pav:

  1. Pav Roll- 8no

  2. Butter- 4tbsp

  3. Pav Bhaji Masala- 1/2tsp

  4. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder- 1/2tsp

  5. Chopped Coriander Leaves- 4tsp

Method of Cooking:

  1. To begin, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large kadai and add the vegetables. Cook and mash thoroughly.

  2. Then add 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp pav bhaji masala, 1 tsp kasturi methi and 4 tbsp coriander leaves.

  3. Add 4tbsp of butter and add 1/4 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala, 1/2 tsp kasturi methi.

  4. Then add 4tbsp coriander leaves, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 onion and 1/2 lemon juice. sauté well.

  5. Boil for 5 minutes, then mash to desired consistency.

  6. Finally, serve pav bhaji, which is a combination of pav and bhaji.


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