Chat- Pata Pav

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When you don’t have time for Pav Bhaji you can make do with this equally tempting creation! A fabulous, tongue-tickling, desi style mixture of sautéed and spiced veggies is tossed with butter and packed inside succulently fresh pav buns. Served with a garnish of lemon juice and coriander, this Chat-Pata Pav brings alive myriad flavours and textures on your palate, from the lazy comfort of butter to the crunch of veggies and the pep of spices. As far as possible, enjoy it fresh, but when you are in a rush, wrap it in aluminium foil, and enjoy it on-the-go, within an hour or so. You can also have as Evening Tea Snacks .

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Chat- Pata Pav recipe - How to make Chat- Pata Pav

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 6 pavs
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6 ladi pav
6 tsp butter

For The Masala
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp garam masala

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
lemon wedges
For the masala

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the black salt and garam masala, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Divide the masala into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat 1 tsp of butter on a non-stick tava (griddle), add a portion of the prepared masala on it and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Slit one pav horizontally, open and place it on the masala on the tava.
  3. Spread the masala evenly over the pav and cook it on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the masala coats the pav evenly.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 5 more chat-pata pavs.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with lemon wedges.

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Chat-Pata Pav
 on 20 Jul 15 04:51 PM

Chatapata pav.. the name tells everything.. little spicy.. with chatpata flavour.. i made this for my family.. and just added little cheese inside the masala.. and beleive me they just pounced on the dish.. its a big hit.. in my house
Chat-Pata Pav
 on 01 Dec 14 10:30 AM

Nice! Very tasty and yummy.. Many alterations seem possible here and the idea is indeed ??????!
Chat-Pata Pav
 on 05 Dec 10 08:48 PM

Indian's favourite pav just got better! Its not too tough and extremely flavoursome! not the healthiest so i would recommend eating during the day rather than at night.