Monday, May 23, 2011

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is one of the most popular street food  item in western India especially in Maharashtra. 'Pav' in Marathi is bread and 'bhaji' is actually the spicy curry made of different type of vegetables and garnished with chopped coriander and onion. Pav bhaji can actually be relished in road side stalls but considering the bad hygiene of those places, we usually don't let our kids consume that food. So my post is for those who want to make this delicacy for their kids at home.


Chopped onion
1 Large
Chopped garlic
6 to 8 cloves
Potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium
Chopped cauliflower
1 cup
Chopped green beans
Chopped carrots
Chopped Capsicum
½ cup
Green chilies chopped
Tomatoes  medium chopped
Red chili powder
1 tsp 
Turmeric powder
 Salt (adjust to taste)
Pav Bhaji masala
Lemon juice (adjust to taste)
1 tablespoon
Fresh coriander
2 tablespoon
Bread buns
3 tablespoon


1.Wash all the vegetables (carrot, cabbage, beans, cauliflower, potatoes and peas) and pressure cook the vegetables except Capsicum adding little salt up to 4  whistles. Drain water and keep aside.

2.In the frying pan, add some butter and oil and fry the onion, garlic and chopped green chili till it turns light brown in colour. Now add tomatoes, capsicum, salt and turmeric powder. Fry for 6  minutes.
Mash all the cooked vegetables and add to pan. Stir continuously so that it get mix properly. Add cumin and coriander powder; mix well with the onion, capsicum and tomatoes. Add half a glass of water if the masala is too thick.

3.After 5 minutes, add the pav bhaji masala and mix well and cover and let it cook  for  3to 4 minutes.

4.Garnish with the coriander leaves and chopped onion and serve.

5.Heat a flat tawa and add Butter and then add pav pieces and toast it with butter.

Pav and Bhaji is ready to serve hot topped with butter ,chopped coriander leaves, onion and lemon.


Indian Khana said...

Yummy of fav ..n looks so yum ..nice pics

Unknown said...

Love that so tempted to have pav bhaji now..

Urmi said...

Pav bhaji looks spicy, yummy, tempting and superb. Its my favourite and I feel like having it now.

Satrupa said...

I thing that I miss badly in this far far away land is street food .... Pav Bhaji is one of my fav. Looks delicious.

Prema said...

luks delicious,am so tempted now...

Priya Suresh said...

My all time fav, just drooling over that wonderful looking delicious pav bhaji..yumm!

Sunanda said...

Thanks a lot friends for liking the recipe..

Prathima Rao said...

An all time fav!!! Im drooling looking at the mouthwatering clicks :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hari Chandana P said...

Perfect snack recipe.. looks inviting !!
Indian Cuisine

Ms.Chitchat said...

A family favourite, looks yummy.

JishasKitchen said...

wow..that looks absolutely made it very nicely..:)

Suja Manoj said...

Makes me drool..tempting pav bhaji.

Raks said...

Wow,looks so so tempting,long time since I made this,yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Drooling over your click....mouthwatering recipe...

Unknown said...

I love it. My favorite street food. Absolutely love your presentation :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sunanda, these look wonderful. I'm sure they are delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

cook from doha said...

ooks really tasty.......

Julie said...

one of my favourites in India,looks tempting to have a bite..perfectly done!!

Raksha said...

I love pav bhaji

divya said...

wow..that looks amazing and tempting...yum yum

Sobha Shyam said...

who can resist pav bhaji..looks absolutely yummy..:)

Vardhini said...

I just made pav bhaji a couple of days back. Looks yummy.


Unknown said...

This looks absolutely yumm..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Pav bhaji looks so tempting. Love the lovely gloss on top of the pav bun, great click.

Taste Melanger said...

Thanks for visiting my blih...pav bhaji is my all time to see it here!!


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