Heard the new term on the blocks “Foodie”? Well, it’s not a term but a expression for one’s love towards food. And when the food in the context is something so spicy and tasty-PAV BHAJI, then I am a Big FOODIE. Pav Bhaji is not only a typical Indian dish that is served as a breakfast in most of the homes nowadays. The punch of spices and variety of vegetables used to make the Bhaji or sabzi is something that our taste buds love. But the origin of it is quite interesting. Pav Bhaji was a fast lunchtime meal cooked for the mill workers in Mumbai with all the veggies available. That’s how Pav Bhaji was born and now is served at restaurants as well. Well, this Mumbai Pav Bhaji recipe is simple to even try at home with the way we present. Why not enjoy this tangy and delicious Pav Bhaji recipe with the step by step Pav Bhaji recipe Mumbai style by us? We have simplified the entire process for you to easily and quickly make this super yummy dish.
Watch the step by step Video Recipe in Hindi (with English subtitles)
Mouth watering and soul Satisfying: PAV BHAJI!
- Potatoes: 4medium cut into cubes
- Tomatoes: 3large Chopped
- Capsicum: 2medium Chopped
- Fras bean: ½ bowl chopped
- Peas: ½ bowl
- Ginger-garlic paste: 2tbs
- Onion: 2medium chopped
- Fresh coriander : for garnish
- Butter: 200gms
- Red chili powder: ½ tbs
- Salt: as per taste
- Turmeric powder: ½ tbs
- Pav Bhaji masala: 2tbs
- Coriander powder: 1tbs
- Lemon juice: 1lemon
- Readymade buns
- Orange food color
Step 1: Boiling the veggies
- In a pressure cooker put potatoes, fras beans, capsicum and peas. Pour 300ml of water in it and pressure cook it till 2 whistles.
- Let it rest no, turn the gas off.
Step 2: Making the masala
- In a medium pan put 150gms of butter and melt it. Add the chopped onion and stir fry a little. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till it turns golden brown.
- Now, add tomatoes and mix everything and cook till the tomatoes soften with the lid covered about 2-3mins at least. Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, Pav bhaji masala and mix everything nicely. Pour ½ cup of water as well so everything mixes up well.
Step 3: Mash the veggies
Now open the pressure cooker and take out the boiled veggies in a bowl and mash them up using a masher.
Step 4: Making the bhaji
- Put the mashed veggies into the masala we cooked and mash furthermore a little. Add 1 cup of water so it mixes up well.
- Now, let’s add the orange food color so it looks exactly like the one’s served up in the market restaurants. Add lemon juice for the hint of tanginess and cook for 1min more.
- Lastly, garnish with fresh coriander.
- Now, let’s toast the pav as well.
Step 4: Toast the buns
In a pan melt a little butter and sprinkle Pav bhaji masala a little and place the buns and toast a little on both sides.
Voila, your amazing Pav bhaji is ready!
- Boiling the veggies is important so that the bhaji is light and is of a smooth texture.
- We used only 150gms of butter in the bhaji and saved a little from there only to toast the buns.
- Adding lemon juice gives the bhaji a nice punch.
- Serve it well with diced onions and lemon slices and enjoy.We all love to munch on street food and especially our kids but every time we can’t let them have food with so much of spice and oil. So why not cook them at home? Enjoy this amazing Pav Bhaji at home which is as you can see super easy to make and win hearts over as I totally