Wednesday 9 November 2016

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, Consisting of a thick vegetable curry usually prepared in butter and served with a soft bread roll. The dish originated in the 1850s as a fast lunchtime dish for textile mill workers in Mumbai. Pav bhaji was later served at restaurants throughout the city. Pav bhaji is now offered at outlets from simple hand carts to formal restaurants in India and abroad.

Pav bhaji has many variations in ingredients and garnishes, but is essentially a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy cooked on a flat griddle served hot with a buttered soft white bread roll. There are so many types or varieties are available, They are like Cheese Pav bhaji, with cheese on top of the bhaji, Fried Pav bhaji, with the Pav tossed in the bhaji, and the list is on and on. I love the spiciness of this Pav bhaji. When the masala of this Bhaji is perfect, Your Bhaji will rock. We used to eat this Pav bhaji on Mumbai's Thela gaadis, And trust me no one can make such a tasty and delicious Pav bhaji.  

The blend of the spices which are Coriander seeds, Chilly, Cumin seed, Black pepper, Cloves, Karuka Flower, Aniseed, Dry Mango Powder, Salt, Dill, Cinammon, Black salt, Cardamom, Citric Acid, Star Aniseed. I used Eastern Pav Bhaji Masala whenever I make it at home. The above all the ingredients they use to make this Masala so perfect. 11/2 Tbsp or If you want to make it more spicy you can add 2 Tbsp in your Bhaji mixture. And the family or friends are going to say a big Thanks for a wonderful and delicious Thela style Pav bhaji Treat. So check out the recipe below and have treat of Pav bhaji at home with loads of Butter on it ;) Sometimes Its OK have Butter and should not feel guilty ;)

Quality of Product: 10/10
Quantity of Product: 10/10
Health Benefits: 10/10 
Price Rating: 10/10


2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp oil
9-10 Garlic Cloves, Make a paste
3/4 cup finely Crushed Onion Paste
1/2 cup Roughly Crushed Capsicum
1 1/2 cups Roughly Crushed tomatoes
2 1/2 cup boiled Vegetables like Potatoes, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Brinjal, Green peas
1 1/2 tbsp Eastern Pav bhaji Masala
2 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste
Lemon wedges
2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander
Finely chopped Onions as required
dollop of butter


1. Line up all the ingredients. Heat the butter and oil in a deep pan or kadhai. Add the onion paste and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

2. Add the roughly crushed capsicum and saute for few minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, mash well using a potato masher.
3. Add the Salt, Eastern Pav bhaji masala, Chili powder and cook for another 2 minutes.

4. Add the Boiled Vegetables and mix well and cook along with some water for 2-3 minutes, while mashing it with the help of a masher. Add the coriander, mix well and cook for 1 minute.

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