Pav Bhaji


by
            
     
4/5 stars  100% LIKED IT    18 REVIEWS ALL GOOD

Added to 1637 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 1326015 times

A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook on an entire meal for my family, pav bhaji in one of the first few dishes which comes to mind. It is easy to cook and also filling. Round it off with a slice of kulfi or a scoop of ice-cream

Add your private note

Pav Bhaji recipe - How to make Pav Bhaji

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Serves 4.
Show me for servings

Ingredients

For the pav
8 ladi pavs
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp pav bhaji masala (optional)

For the bhaji
1 1/2 cups potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
4 tbsp butter

To be ground into a chilli-garlic paste
3 to 4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , soaked in warm water
4 to 6 cloves garlic (lehsun)

For serving
1 large sized onion, chopped
4 lemon wedges
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
For the bhaji

  1. Boil the cauliflower, peas and carrots till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion and capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add the prepared chilli-garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.
  3. Add the tomatoes and simmer till the oil separates.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.

For the pav

  1. Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side and sprinkle with a little pav bhaji masala, if desired.
  2. Heat a large tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.

How to proceed

  1. Serve the hot bhaji on 4 individual plates and top with the onion and coriander.
  2. Serve with the hot pav and lemon wedges.

    Tips
    1. Pav bhaji masala is a spice blend which is readily available at most grocery stores.

    RECIPE SOURCE : ChaatBuy this cookbook
    Rate and review this recipe and get 15 days FREE bonus membership!
    Subscribe to the free food mailer

    Delightful Sheeras for Every Occasion

    Missed out on our mailers?
    Our mailers are now online!

    View Mailer Archive

    Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

    REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
    Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

    Login Name
    Password

    Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

    If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

    Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

    Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
    For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

    Reviews

    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 21 Jun 16 11:25 PM


    Please answer the questions don''t copy paste
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi Rajni: What''s your question? Thanks...
    Reply
    22 Jun 16 03:39 PM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 17 Jun 16 01:06 AM


    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi Rekha, we are delighted you loved the Pav Bhaji recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking
    Reply
    17 Jun 16 09:52 AM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 11 May 16 09:51 AM


    Mam.. can we add sitafal veg in pavbhaji..
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi, Sorry i did not understand your query..
    Reply
    11 May 16 04:45 PM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 02 May 16 07:51 PM


    I''ve tried this recipe of yours and had a great experience. But my question is if there is un availability of cauliflower can we replace it with cabbage
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi Tanvi, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
    Reply
    03 May 16 09:18 AM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 02 May 16 12:02 AM


    Hello man Before this I use to think that pav bhaji oh no it is long process but now I feel like its very easy Thank you so much mam
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi Kalpana, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
    Reply
    02 May 16 03:07 PM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 26 Apr 16 06:28 AM


    Ma''am, i am a bachelor and will try the pav bhaji recipe which you explaint it so nicely. I had one question though.. I don''t have a potato smasher, is there any way i could do that process, secondly is it important to smash the vegetables white it is on the stove? Or it could be done after cooking as well? Hoping for your valuable answers and do wish me luck for preparing this delicious dish. Thank you
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Hi Murtaza Vohra, Happy to know that you are going to try the recipe, if you do not have the potato masher,you can mash it with the back of a spoon. It is important to mash it while on the stove, as the vegetables are hot it is mashed easily. Hope these answers will be helpful to you. All the best and do give us your feedback, once you have made the recipe. Happy Cooking!!
    Reply
    26 Apr 16 09:00 AM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 18 Apr 16 10:30 AM


    I have liked pav bhaji for soo long but haven''t been able to make one like this since.long .. thanks to tarlaji ...
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Thanks Royal. We are delighted you loved the Pav Bhaji recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
    Reply
    18 Apr 16 10:44 AM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 09 Apr 16 06:04 PM


    Hi Mam , I hv loved this receipe and I always try new receipes from ur blog .
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the Pav Bhaji recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
    Reply
    11 Apr 16 02:28 PM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 04 Apr 16 07:00 PM


    Hi mam, Thanks a lot for ur lovely recipe... My family members r big fan of pav bhaji I tried d recipe from ur blog, it came out very well..feel great
    | Hide Replies
    Tarla Dalal    Thanks Divya. We are delighted you loved the Pav Bhaji recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
    Reply
    05 Apr 16 11:38 AM
    Pav Bhaji
    5
     on 15 Mar 16 03:35 PM


    Mam the recipe is an awesome..but i need a recipe or lav bhaji masala pls if possible for u..coz i dont live in india..i live in south africa n its difficult to find it easily here...
    | Hide Replies
    Reply
    15 Mar 16 05:14 PM
    View comment page:  ... 2