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Friday, May 7, 2010

Pav Bhaji - The Undisputed King of Snacks

                     Pav Bhaji "The King of Street Foodies" delight is an answer to Dimsim of china and Hamburger of America. But the most wonderful thing about pav bhaji is that it tastes very tangy and fulfilling. The aromatic flavor of the famous Pav-Bhaji masala from the huge cast iron pan sizzles the appetite of millions everyday.
Pav means a "bun"( Marathi word) and Bhaji is a "mixture of boiled vegetables, cooked with a spicy masala".
Do check out Mumbai's very own Vada Pav and Eggless Pav.

Serves: 4, Preparation time: 30 minutes

3 Potatoes (boiled and mashed)
1 Carrot (chopped)
1 Capsicum (chopped)
Cauliflower -a few florets (chopped)
1 cup Cabbage (chopped)
1 cup Green peas 
!/2 cup Beans (finely chopped)
3 Onions (finely chopped)
3 Tomatoes (ground to paste)
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
11/2 tsp Green chilli paste
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric (haldi) powder
1 red Red chilli powder
 3 tbsp Oil for frying
 11/2 tbsp Pav bhaji masala
Salt to taste
pinch of Garam Masala (optional)

For Garnishing:
Butter 1 tbsp or as per your taste
1/4 cup fresh chopped Coriander leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped Onions
2 Lemon, cut into wedges

8 Pav

In a pressure cooker put cabbage, cauliflower, beans, green peas, carrot, 1tsp salt, 1 cup water and let it whistle on low flame.
Drain the extra water and mash all the vegetables with light hand. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan (kadhai) and add onions, saute it till light pink. Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and saute for 2 minutes. Add coriander, chilli and haldi powder. Stir for a minute. Add tomato paste and mix well. Keep stirring till oil separates from the masala. Add chopped capsicum and saute for 2 minutes. Add mashed vegetables, pav-bhaji masala and salt along with the potatoes. Pour a glass of water, let it come to a boil on low flame. Cook till oil floats on top. Remove from heat and garnish the bhaji with a dash of butter, chopped coriander leaves, lemon wedges and chopped onion.

For Pav:
Slice each bun in half (horizontally) and pan/tawa fry with butter on both sides till pav is crispy and light brown.

Enjoy garma garam Pav- Bhaji!!!! And happy weekend to everyone  !!!!!          


  1. Can't get enough of Pav bhaji, looks mouthwatering.

  2. All time fav..Looks so inviting!

  3. Looks delicious and great pictures too, Happy Mother's Day to you and family dear...

  4. I simply love this, specially when eaten from the street vendor as they get this special taste which usually doesn't come at home :)

  5. Deepa,
    You are right, Pav Bhaji are king of snack, I like very much. Yours looks yummy.

  6. This is one of my favorite dishes.THe pav bhaji you have made looks delicious and my mouth is watering.Beautifully presented and clicked.

  7. Yummy!!!! I wish you were my neighbour Deepa :) Tempting clicks!!!!! Have a nice weekend dear :)

  8. mouth watering pav bhaji...nice clicks....

  9. Slurppp!!mouthwatering pav fav!!

  10. Looks mouthwatering. My all time fav. Very nice presentation and clicks.

  11. Pav bhaji looks superb...awesome presentation :)

  12. Looks delicious,one of my fav street food...

  13. My all time fav... Looks yummy and delicious..

  14. This is A's favorite street food of mumbai.. he can have it day & night ;-)

    hnYa ami bangali.. hadn't quite realized u were too !

  15. Oh! my delightful delicacy.... U just reminded me of that day....sorry evening... I went towards Rajajinagar & stopped by ShantiSagar, Modi Hospital Road.... & literally hogged on a masala dosa & 2 plates of PAV BHAJI..... It had been so many days, rather year since I had them..... After which I only ate the following day, next... ;-)

    Happy Mothers Day!!!!


  16. hey all time family fav..urs looks delcious...with garma garam pav...

    first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
    ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>


  17. Pav bhaji looks so wonderful and mouth watering that I feel like having it now. One of my favourite dish. Wonderful presentation.

  18. @Soma: Ami 100% bangali go...Pav bhaji toamar bari te parcel korbo naki? ;-0

    @ Sanyuktagour: thank you for your lovely comment. And hope to see you more often.

    @Subhashini: Thanks a lot for dropping by my blog. Do visit again

  19. Dear Thanks a lot for visiting my blog..u too have a lovely spece too.....i would be glad to follow u.....will be in touch....

    Pav Bhaji is one of my favourite..when i was in mumbai that was a dish which I loved to have often....loved ur recipe....

  20. Love this, favourite...looks mouthwatering

  21. your pav bhaji makes me feel hungry

  22. You won't believe this...just today i was telling my husband that i just cnt wait to have pav bhaji...n when i visited ur blog this is what i see....just can't wait after reading your recipe....tempting pics too....

  23. Hello Deepa, you have a lovely with lots of wonderful recipes. Pav Bhaji looks perfect and very tempting. Happy to follow you.
    Do visit my blog if time permits. I would love to hear ur comments too.

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  25. @ Umm Mymoonah: Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy to have a new friend here.Do visit again.

    @@Suhaina: thanks dear for dropping by and leaving encouraging comments. Happy to see you in my friends blog roll.

    @ Aysha: It was really nice to see you here after a long long time. Welcome back dear and keep in touch.

  26. wow..!! my fav of all time !!..i can eat anytime :).... looks tremendously delicious :)

  27. This is always on top of all the snacks for me :) Lovely looking Bhaji!

  28. My all time favourite Deepa! Pav and bhaji looks very delicious.

  29. Absolutely delicious and delightfull here!!!
    Loving this so so muc!!

  30. U guys are based in INDia rite , am having a Giveaway jus for u:-)))


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