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Pav Bhaji | Popular Street Food of India | How to make Pav Bhaji at Home in a Easy Way

Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra. Although the origin of this street food is Maharashtra but now it has become popular Street Food in all over India. It consists of thick vegetable curry served with toasted pav. It is very easy to make it at home. You can have it anytime during the day.

Step – by – Step Video of Making of Pav Bhaji

Prep Time20 Mins                Cook Time30 Mins                Serving6

Ingredients – 

  1. Potatoes (cut in small cubes) – 2 ½ Cups
  2. Roughly Chopped Cabbage – ¾ Cup
  3. Pea – ¼ Cup
  4. Tomato + Onion Paste – 2 Cups
  5. Green Chilli + Galic + Capsicum Paste – ½ Cup
  6. Butter – 4 Tbsp.
  7. Asafoetida – Pinch
  8. Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp.
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp.
  10. Fennel Seeds – 1 Tsp.
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tbsp.
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp.
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  14. Salt to Taste
  15. Pav Bhaji Masala – 3 Tbsp.
  16. Water – 1 Cup
  17. Ladi Pav
  18. Ghee
  19. Finely Chopped Onions
  20. Lemon Wedges

 

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Method –

  1. Pressure cook potatoes, cabbage and pea on high flame. Cook it till one whistle and switch off the flame.
  2. Now with the help of potato masher, mash boiled potatoes, cabbage and pea.
  3. Heat butter in a pan and add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds
  4. When seeds crackle, add in green chilli + garlic + capsicum paste and allow it to cook for 5 mins.
  5. Now add tomato + onion paste and cook it for another 5 mins.
  6. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and pav bhaji masala.
  7. Add water and cook spices for 5 mins. more.
  8. Now add mashed vegetables and mix it with prepared mixture and cook it for 10 mins. more (be careful after adding mashed vegetables, bhaji will splutter) and switch off the flame.
  9. Heat ghee on a flat tawa and toast pav from both sides.
  10. Top Bhaji with butter and serve it with toasted Pav, onions and lemon wedge.

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Tips – 

  1. People who don’t eat potatoes can replace it with Raw Banana.
  2. You can easily avoid onion and garlic if you don’t want to add them. Non – inclusion of onion and garlic will affect only 5-10% of the taste.
  3. Spices can be adjusted according to your taste.

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