Bombay Street Food: Pav Bhajifrom Nupur's blog is my contribution to "Tried and Tasted" , a event which is started by Zlamushka from "Zlamushka's spicy kitchen" blog. This month we are scouting Nupur of "One Hot Stove" blog looking for and cooking one of her recipes to appreciate her blog. Thanks for hosting Z, it's a fun event. Thanks to you too Nupur, loved the taste of Pav Bhaji!! :)




This is one my favourite dishes to make and to eat as its easy to make and is very nutritious. Pav Bhaji is basically a dish from the western side of India...When I am lazy to cook on an entire meal for my family, pav bhaji in one of the dish which comes to mind as it is easy to make.
Ingredients:
1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 3-4 cups)
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
2 tbsp oil
1 green bell pepper, minced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
salt to taste
3 Tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen)...optional
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp Everest pav-bhaji masala
1 tbsp butter
Coriander enough for dressing

Method:
1. Boil the cauliflower and potatoes till tender and set aside. I usually do this in a pressure cooker.
2. Heat oil in a deep saucepan add ginger-garlic paste saute then and add the onions and fry until transparent.Then Add tomates and capsicum and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add turmeric powder, chili powder to taste and salt to taste. Saute for a few seconds.
4. Then add peas, boiled potatoes and cauliflower,garam masala, pav-bhaji masala and butter.
5. Keep sauteing and mashing it together till it is a smooth mixture, adding water as required . Simmer for 20-25 minutes to really get the flavors to meld together.
You have to keep tasting and adjusting salt and masala.

For Pavs
Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book). Make masala pav...melt some butter in a skillet. Sprinkle pav bhaji masala in it, then fry the pav in this spicy butter until sizzling and golden.
Serve with:
1. More pats of butter
2. Finely chopped onions, minced Coriander and wedges of lemon.

16 Comments:

  1. Happy cook said...
    I have never made these at home, just ate from outside.
    Looks so good
    Suma Rajesh said...
    hey ..long days passed visiting ur blog....pav bhaji reminds me my homw in mumbai....ohh i missing all those fabulous chats ...pav bhaji is my fav and this has comes out perfectly
    Hetal said...
    Looks like a perfect pav bhaji,very nice..
    Cham said...
    Wow, love this pav bhaji, i feel hungry now, looks perfect
    sowmya said...
    love pav bhaji,,i too wanted to post this, but could not take photo..looks deliciuois...
    Btw tahnks for visiting my blog...keep coming..
    SASHREE said...
    lovely pav bhaji siri,chala bavundi..idi naa favorite..soon try chesta.
    BTW thanks for tagging me dear
    Simran said...
    Gosh! you make is sound so easy. I live in Mumbai so always find it easier to go across the street and eat it at an udupi but this seems just as easy.
    Homecooked said...
    Wow...this looks so good! The pic is absolutely droolworthy!
    Indranee Batabyal said...
    Sireesha, this pav bhaji looks absolutely yummy! Thanks for this one as well as that slurpy badam milk. I really love them. I have added you in my favorites. Have a wonderful week!
    Laavanya said...
    You are right.. when I'm not sure what to make or am too lazy, then I make pav bhaji! So easy and satisfying.
    Uma said...
    yummy pav bhaji. looks good.
    Jans said...
    Being married to a Mumbaiiya has made me appreciate foods as these n this one of my top favs....
    ranji said...
    wow!!what a delicious p[latter...so mouthwatering and tempting pic too..i am damn hungry now...
    Suma Rajesh said...
    hey i was looking on to ur wards section.......i was really surprised to c my name tht u have pass it on to me tooo.........thanks a lot for remebering me...
    Andhra Flavors said...
    Looks like a perfect pav bhaji.
    zlamushka said...
    great entry. I absolutely love pav bhaji. Street food rocks! thanks a lot for your participation.

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