Finally!!!! I’m back with everyone’s favorite street food.
Famous street food everyone crave for, I still remember those sundays jam packed beach road with crazy crowds and lined up chaat wala’s with their mobile carts with all those delicious hot and steaming pav’s, bhaji, chaats and all different kinds of Bajji’s. Pav/Pavv/Pao Bhaji is a fabulous dish prepared with wholesome vegetables and spices traditionally serve with pav (bread). There are lots of different ways to prepare bhaji. Here is my version.
3 medium potatoes ( peeled and diced)
2 carrots ( peeled and diced)
1/2 cup fresh/frozen peas)
1 cup grated cauliflower
1 capsicum (green pepper) finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped ( reserve some onions for garnish)
1 large tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1-2 tbsp pav bhaji masala ( Everest or MTR)
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp veg oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter for garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Lemon wedges/ juice of 1 lemon
Pav buns ( readily available in Indian stores or use dinner rolls)
Pressure cook potatoes, carrots and peas. Cook and mash. Heat oil in a deep skillet add onions, ginger garlic paste and saute’ until the onions turn soft and translucent. Add grated cauliflower , capsicum and cook until soft. Now add pav bhaji masala saute for a minute, add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, stir in mashed veggies add salt, little water ( around 1/4th cup). mix well. cover the lid and cook on medium low flame for 8-10 mins. Adjust the taste( add masala or salt if needed) and consistency . Stir in chopped coriander leaves and butter (reserve some for garnish for serving) turn off the heat.
Heat tava grease it with butter or ghee (clarified butter), slice/slit half horizontally . Place the buns open and face down on the pan, and cook till golden and crisp. Flip and repeat on other side.
Serve Pav and Bhaji with lemon wedges and raw onions. Enjoy anytime any day!!.