Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pav Bhaaji----- The most famous Street Food in India!!

Pav bhaji is a fast food dish native to Maharashtrians and is popular in most metropolitan areas in India, Pav in Marathi means bread, Bhaji is a term for a curry and vegetable dish. It is also the most famous street food in India. It’s a wonderful one-pot meal. So the kids, who run away from the name of vegetable, won’t even know that they are eating so many vegetables mashed in this yummy curry.

Here is the recipe

For Bhaji

4 Potatoes
1 medium Lauki/Bottle Gourd
1 cup- Green Peas
2 Green Bell Pepper- Finely Chopped
1 cup- Chopped Cauliflower
1/2 Cup- Small cubed Paneer
Water- To boil
You can add as many or kinds of vegetables you like.

For Tadka

2 Tbsp- Oil
1 Tsp- Cumin Seeds
1 Onion- finely chopped
2 Tomatoes- finely chopped
1 Tsp- Ginger Paste
3-4 Green Chillies- Finely Chopped
2 Tsp- Pav Bhaaji Masala ( You can get any brand from Indian Store)
1 Tsp- Amchoor Powder
1 Tsp- Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp- Lemon Juice
Salt (To taste)
Red Chilli Powder (to taste)
Butter- 1/4th of the butter stick

For Garnishing: Some finely chopped onions, coriander, lemon and butter.
1. Wash, Peel and cut all the “bhaji” vegetable mentioned above. In a pressure cooker, add water and boil them for 10 minutes.

2. After the vegetables are boiled, strain some of the water and mash the veggies with a masher and keep aside.

3. Let’s start with Tadka Now- In a kadai, add 2 tbsp of oil. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds. Once they turn brown, add Ginger paste and green chillies. Fry it for a few seconds.

4. Add Onions and fry till golden brown. At this point, add chopped tomatoes. Mix well and let it fry until tomatoes are tender and mashed.

5. Add all the masala’s now- Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Amchoor, Pav Bhaaji Masala and mix well. Let it cook until oil separates from the mixture.

6. Add in the mashed vegetables now and mix well. Let it cook on medium low flame for 8-10 minutes. You can mash any unmashed vegetables at this point while it is cooking. But be careful. Don’t burn yourself.

7. Add in the butter and Lemon juice now and mix well.

8. Garnish with Coriander.
Serve Hot with Pav (Hamburger Bread) with onions and lemon on side. You can sprinkle some chaat masala on the onions. Also add a little butter on Bhaji while serving.

PS: Cut Pav in half. Butter both side and toast it on the tava from both sides.

Adding this for RCI MUMBAI EVENT


dewang said...

Yum yum very good..!!!

Supriya said...

Pav bhaji looks yummy..very nice. Do send this post for the RCI Mumbai event.

Medhaa said...

wow, lauki and paneer thats so new in pav bhaji. will have to give it a try. Looks lovely

Vaishali Sharma (Bhutani) said...

Thanks Dewang!
@Supriya- Thanks for the comment and suggestion. I just linked it to the RCI Mumbai Event
@Medha- Thanks Dear! Do give it a try..it tastes awesome.

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