Pav Bhaji Recipe , How to make Mumbai Pav Bhaji | Indian Street Food Recipes
Recipe type: Street Food
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3 Serves
Pav Bhaji is a famous Indian/Mumbai street food. Fresh vegetables cooked and simmered in mild spicy and buttery sauce served along with fresh and fluffy pav(called soft buns)
  • 2 Potatoes medium sized
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Cup Cauliflower florets
  • ½ Cup French Beans chopped(optional)
  • ½ Cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Green chilli chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Big Tomato chopped
  • 1 and ½ tablespoon Pav Bhaji Masala
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ tablespoon red chilli powder(Kashmiri red chilli powder works best as natural colouring agent too, it gives nice orange-reddish color to bhaji
  • Unlimited Butter( as much as you want)
  • 4- 5 Pav Buns
  • For Garnish
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  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • Lemon slices
  1. For Bhaji Preparation, pressure cook or boil in hot water or microwave all vegetables except onion,tomato, capsicum(if using) and green peas. If using pressure cooker, cook for only one whistle.
  2. Drain the water from cooked vegetables(if any) and keep aside
  3. Mash the cooked vegetables using a spatula such that they don't become purée, you should see few chunks of vegetables too along with some mashed vegetables.
  4. Heat oil+1 tablespoon of butter in a pan and crackle cumin seeds.When they splutter, add in chopped onions, green chilli along with little salt and turmeric and fry till transparent
  5. Add in ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes off.
  6. Add in chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn out soft.
  7. At this point add in pav bhaji masala, garam masala and red chilly powder and fry for another 3-5 mins until all the raw smell goes off and the spice blends well with the cooked onion and tomato.
  8. Then add the boiled and mashed vegetables , green peas, capsicum and adjust salt, so it combines well with the pav bhaji masala.
  9. cook on medium flame and make sure you don't make the curry too dry, If so add the water we preserved after cooking the vegetables little by little to ensure the bhaji don't run like stew.
  10. Adjust salt and cook for 6-8 min on low flame until nicely done.
  11. For Pav Bhaji
  12. Slice the pavs into two halves .Roast the buns along with some butter and they are ready to get dunk in the tasty bhaji out there.Add a blob of butter into the bhaji and serve with Pav along with fresh chopped coriander onions and lemon juice.
Take care not to mash the vegetables too much.
Add little water whenever the curry dries up while getting cooked.
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