Masala Pav Video

Masala Pav Video

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Quick and easy masala pav roadside snack, is made by stuffing spicy tomato-onion gravy inside butter-laden ladi pav. Sometimes, the masala pav is just roasted on the tava with butter, loads of coriander and pav bhaji masala. Ask for cheese along with it for a richer feel.


Recipe Description for Mumbai Street Style Masala Pav

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Makes 4 plates
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For The Masala Pav Masala
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 tbsp red chilli garlic paste
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp lemon juice

Other Ingredients
4 tbsp butter
4 tsp red chilli garlic paste
4 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
8 ladi pav

For Serving
lemon wedges


For the masala pav masala

  1. Heat the butter and oil in a deep kadhai or a large tava and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the red chilli-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the capsicum and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, pav bhaji masala, salt and ¾ cup hot water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally and mash it lightly using a potato masher.
  6. Add the coriander and lemon juice, mix well and cook on as medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed to make the masala pav

  1. Push the masala on the sides of the tava.
  2. In the centre add 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp red chilli-garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander and 1/4th of the masala and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Slit 2 pavs vertically, open and place it on the masala and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Invert the pavs and place little more masala on top. Spread the masala evenly over the pav till it gets evenly coated from all the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 3 more masala pav plates.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}masala pav{/span} immediately with lemon wedges.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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