Pav Bhaji Recipe
There is nothing about the city of Bollywood that we don’t like, right? And when it comes to authentic Maharashtrian cuisine, we can’t stop but drool. Well, how about enjoying some homemade pav bhaji? Never made it before? Fret not. Here is the simplest pav bhaji recipe for all you new cooks – college goers, recently moved out of home, or a newly wed. Oh, even the experts who have always thought that this dish involves too much work, this quick pav bhaji recipe is for you too. It is time to surprise your loved ones with a serving of irresistible pav bhaji.
Did you know pav bhaji was first made around 1850’s? It is said that this much-loved Maharashtrian delicacy originated as a fast midday meal for the textile labourers in Mumbai. The taste of this quick and delicious snack-cum-meal spread like wildfire and soon it became a part of every cuisine – with little tweaks to suit individual tangs. You can now relish the flavour of this Maharashtrian treat from hand carts to proper restaurants – in India as well as abroad.
Bhaji recipe for pav bhaji (serves 2)
Prep time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 30 minutes
Total time – 45 minutes
- Large onion (finely chopped) - 1
- Ginger – 1 tsp (minced)
- Garlic – 1 tsp (minced)
- Green chillies – 2 (slit lengthwise)
- Bell pepper – 1 (finely chopped)
- Tomatoes – 3 (finely chopped)
- Green beans – 1 cup (boiled and finely diced)
- Carrots – 1 cup (boiled and finely diced)
- Cauliflower – 1 cup (finely diced)
- Potatoes – 1 cup (boiled and peeled)
- Green peas – ½ cup (boiled)
- Pav bhaji masala – 3 tsps
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt to taste
- lemon juice – ½ tsp
- Oil – 2 tbsps
- Pav – 2
Pav bhaji quick recipe
- Heat oil in a pan
- Once hot, add green chillies, ginger, garlic, and onions. Saute till they turn golden brown
- Add all the boiled vegetables in the pan and mix well together
- Now add pav bhaji masala, tomatoes, capsicum, turmeric, and salt. Add water and mix well
- Mash the vegetables till they turn pulpy
- Add lemon juice
And your homemade pav bhaji is ready. Serve the finger-licking pav bhaji with toasted pav. Don't forget to garnish it with coriander and a dash of chaat masala. Serve with green chillies and a slice of lemon.
How to toast pav
All you need to toast perfect pav is butter. You can use a regular tawa.
Spread a fine layer of butter on both sides of the pav and place it on a heated tawa. Toast it well from both sides. Remove them once they are golden brown on both sides.
Relish with steaming homemade bhaji.
Can't wait to try out this simple recipe right? Well, then get going right away. Follow these easy steps to make a sumptuous serving of the most sought-after street food of Maharashtra.
Hey, how about a cool and refreshing beverage to go with it? Considering the kacha aam season is approaching, we suggest you try your hand at some aam panna sharbat.The sweet and sour raw mango drink will complement the peppery pav bhaji perfectly. Try it out!
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