Instant Pav Bhaji | Mumbai Street Food |Vegetarian Fast Food | How to make Pav Bhaji
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Friends, Mumbai's all-time favourite street food can be prepared at home with the pressure cooker in no time. This is a quick meal for the hungry kids back from school. Try this and please don't forget to comment, like, share & SUBSCRIBE to my channel Curry for the Soul on YouTube for more such easy and delicious recipes.
What started as a necessity of providing a nice hot meal for the poor man on the street is relished by one and all and is served in all Indian restaurants.
Pav Bhaji is a simple and easy meal especially when you are tired after work or on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Assorted veggies like cauliflower, green peas, capsicum, tomatoes and potatoes are boiled and mashed on a large griddle (I have used the pressure cooker for boiling the vegetables and have used a deep pan instead of the griddle) and flavoured with the magical spice mix called Pav Bhaji Masala Powder which is readily available in all Indian grocery stores.
The onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies enhances the flavour of the vegetables. Butter is the star ingredient of this Pav Bhaji recipe. More the BUTTER it tastes BETTER.
This is the best recipe to feed the fussy kids who don't like vegetables as they can't see them in the dish because all veggies are mashed and blended together. And kids love anything with butter.
Pav is a baked Indian bread roll which goes very well with this exotic dish. Toast the pav with melted butter along with some Kashmiri chilli powder and Pav Bhaji masala powder for that extra zing.
Serve hot Pav Bhaji garnished with some fresh coriander leaves, a dollop of butter and some chopped onions and lemon wedges.
INSTANT PAV BHAJI MASALA RECIE:
Prep time: 5 mins. Cook time: 10 mins. Total time: 15 mins.
Author: Curry for the Soul
Recipe Type: Vegetarian delight
12 laddi pavs
2 cups potatoes
2 cups cauliflower
1 cup green peas
1 capsicum, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 tbsp ginger
1 1/2 tbsp garlic
2 green chillies, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala powder
2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 cup vegetable stock/water
4 tbsp coriander leaves, cut finely
Butter for toasting the pavs and for the bhaji
1 lemon cut into wedges
In a pressure cooker, add potatoes, cauliflower & green peas with 1 tsp salt and cook just for 1 whistle
Immediately place the cooker under running water to cool and open the cooker
Mash the cooked vegetables with a potato masher and keep aside.
In a deep pan heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter
Add chopped onions, 1/4 tsp salt and saute the onions until golden brown
Add the green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute for 2 minutes
Now add the chopped tomatoes, 1/4 tsp salt, stir, cover and cook on low flame until tomatoes are soft
Add the chopped capsicum and stir
Add 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder and 1 1/2 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala powder and stir
Add the mashed veggies and vegetable stock to make the desired consistency bhaji
Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
Check and adjust the seasoning and switch off the flame
Sprinkle some coriander leaves on the baji
In a non-stick pan heat 2 tbsp butter
Add 1 tsp each Kashmiri chilli powder and Pav Bhaji masala powder and mix well with the butter
Slit the pavs vertically and toast them over very low flame until they are crisp
Serve Pav Bhaji with a dollop of butter, Masala Pav, some chopped onions and lemon wedges
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