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Bhaji Pav Recipe

Bhaji Pav Recipe

Description:

pav bhaji is an iconic dish from Mumbai and hugely popular all over India. pav means bread rolls. bhaji is the Marathi word for vegetables or a vegetable-based dish (dry or gravy). since both the bhaji (vegetable gravy) and pav are served together, hence the name pav bhaji

Preparation Time

20 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Total Time

40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Butter – salted or unsalted
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions or 1 mediums to large onion – 50 to 60 grams
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger Garlic Paste or 1.5 inch ginger and 5 to 6 mediums garlic cloves crushed in a mortar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies or serrano peppers or 1 to 2 green chillies
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes or 3 large tomatoes – 300 grams
  • ⅓ cup chopped capsicums (green bell pepper)
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes or 3 mediums or 2 large potatoes – 250 grams
  • ¾ to 1 cup chopped cauliflower – 100 grams
  • ¾ cup chopped carrots or 1 mediums to large carrot – 100 grams
  • ¼ cup chopped french beans – optional
  • ½ cup green peas – fresh or frozen
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoons kashmiri red chilli powder or ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
  • 1.25 cups water
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Butter – to be added later
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves (cilantro)

Instruction

cook vegetables for 5 to 6 whistles or for about 12 minutes on mediums flame. You can even steam or cook the veggies in a pan. Use Amul butter or any brand of butter - salted or unsalted. When the tomatoes have softened, then add ½ cup finely chopped capsicums (green bell pepper) Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. If the mixture starts sticking to the pan, then you can sprinkle some water and mix well.
You don't need to cook the capsicums till very soft. Add all of the stock or water from the pressure cooker in which the veggies were cooked. Mix very well. Add salt, pav bhaji masala, red chili powder or butter if required. Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.