Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian spicy fast food that originated from Mumbai cuisine. It is native to mumbai but it is popular all over India. Pav origninates from the Portuguese Pao, which means bread. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and lightly toasted pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.
Bombay Pav Bhaji
4 medium potato, boiled
2 medium onion chopped
2 cups tomato puree
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup mix of carrot,green beans,corn
1/4 cup spinach
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon pav bhaji masala
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
3 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing
few lemon wedges
Boil all the veggies in some water and add salt.
Heat some oil and butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds, saute for 1-2 mins.
Add onion and saute till light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste, saute for 1 min. Add all the spices
Add tomato puree and let it cook for 7-10 mins.
Add all the boiled veggies and mash them with the masher.
Add butter and some lemon juice, cook for few mins.
Your pav bhaji is ready, garnish it with coriander, chopped onion and some lemon wedges.
Serve hot with Pav….
Note;- If you want it to be more delicious add butter on top of it while serving.
You can adjust the pav bhaji masala according to your taste.