Saturday, 9 February 2013

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Recipe of Pav Bhaji - Chatpati Bombay Version

Pav bhaji (Hindiपाव भाजी) is a fast food dish that originated in Marathi cuisine. It is native to 
Maharashtra and is popular in most metropolitan areas in India, especially in those of central and western Indian states. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and baked pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.

Serves of Pav Bhaji

4 (Four)

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji Masala


    How to make pav bhaji
  • 150 grams / 4 pieces finely cut peeled Potato's
  • 50 grams chopped cabbage
  • 1 piece chopped Capsicum
  • 1/2 cup cut Beans 
  • 1 peice cut Carrot
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 1 cup chopped Tomato's
  • 1 piece cut Green Chilli
  • 100 grams butter
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Coriander -For Garnishing 
  • 2-3 tablespoons Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 piece chopped Onion ( Not required for Jain Preparation)
  • 12 piece Pav or Buns
  • 2 pieces Lemon ( To be served along with Dish)

How to make Pav Bhaji

  1. Put all the finely cut vegetables ( Potato , Cabbage, Capsicum , Beans , Carrot, Green Peas) into a Pressure Cooker or a Closed Kadai(Frying Pan) and boil them for 10 mins or until they are soft. Put 1/2 cup water(vegetables should be inside water) and salt as per taste along with all vegetables.
  2. Now take a Frying Pan(Kadai) and put 20 grams butter(can also use Oil, but bhaji cooks better in butter) and heat it. Put cut Onions (not required for Jain Bhaji) until they are brown. Then put Tomato's and Green Chilli and mash it until its a thick paste.
  3. Next add 2 tablespoons of Pav Bhaji Masala into the Pan.
  4. Put the Boiled Vegetables from Pressure cooker into Frying Pan.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water in the frying pan.
  6. Let it Mix nicely for next 10mins and mash it in the process.
  7. Your Bhaji is ready to serve now.

Pav Bhaji Recipe Garnishing

  • Take the Bhaji out in a bowl and garnish it with Coriander and cut lemon pieces. You can also out 5 grams(1/2 tablespoon) of butter piece on the top of bhaji.

Pav Preparation for Pav Bhaji Curry

  • Cut the Pav(bun) in 2 pieces from the middle and bake it on a frying pan with butter till light brown.
  • Serve it with Bhaji to your family/guests.

Cooking and Preparation Time for Pav Bhaji

40 mins

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