Pav Bhaji - Mumbai Sanctuary Recipe

Pav Bhaji is a delicious and hearty blend of spicy vegetables enjoyed with dinner rolls or bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes 
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¾ cup cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ cup carrot, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup capcicum
  • 1½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1 tsp ready-made pav bhaji masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Buns or bread for serving

Preparation

  1. Chop up potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, and peas
  2. Transfer chopped vegetables to a pressure cooker or boil them in a pan
  3. Add ½ cup water and salt to taste and cook over medium heat
  4. Mash the boiled vegetables gently with a potato masher

Directions

  1. In a pan, heat 1 tsp butter and oil over medium heat
  2. Add chopped onions and saute until they turn translucent
  3. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry until fragrant
  4. Add ½ cup chopped capcicum and fry for 2 to 3 minutes
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and 1 tsp salt and fry until tomatoes turn mushy, soft, and pulpy
  6. Add chili powder and 1 to 1½ tsp of pav bhaji masala powder
  7. Mix well and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add all the mashed veggies and mix to bring a thick consistency
  9. Serve with bread or buns, garnish with coriander leaves, finely chopped onion, tomatoes (optional) or add lemon drops (optional)
  10. Enjoy!