Pav Bhaji is a a very popular Indian fast food dish especially in Mumbai. Pav means bread and bhaji means mashed vegetable dish. It is a spicy preparation with mixed vegetables in tomato gravy, topped with a dollop of butter. It is served with pav toasted with butter. It is easy to make Pav Bhaji at home. Today let us learn how to prepare Pav Bhaji at home following this very easy recipe.
Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin, mash it slightly and keep it aside.
Chop all the vegetables into small pieces.
Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli to a paste.
Steam cook beans, carrot and peas.
Heat oil + Butter in a pan, add finely chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
Now add ginger+ garlic+ green chilli paste and saute for a few minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.
Add carrot, beans, capsicum, peas and potatoes.
Now add chilli powder, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala and saute for a few minutes.
Add needed salt, water and cook on low flame covered for 10-15 minutes. Mash the bhaji well. Bhaji should neither be thick nor thin, so add water accordingly.
Add a blob of butter and sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves on the top.
Bhaji is now ready to be served.
How to serve Pav Bhaji
Toast Pav with butter and serve with hot bhaji topped with chopped raw onions and few drops of lemon juice.
You can also sandwich pav with bhaji and serve.(see both ways of serving in the picture above)
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