Sep 3, 2013

Butter Pav Bhaji

Yesterday I was shared A for Almond cookies under baking category and today comes to B alphabet, I choose B for Butter Pav Bhaji under street food. Pav bhaji is a Maharashtraian fast food spicy dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. It is native to Mumbai and has now become popular in most metropolitan areas in India, especially in those of central and western Indian states such as Gujarat and Karnataka. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and lightly toasted pav.

The pav is usually buttered on all sides. It can be eaten as a snack or as a meal in itself. It is often eaten as an evening snack between lunch and dinner, particularly in western India. In this part, Pav bhaji is available on hand carts. It is also available in hotels and eateries serving fast food. In recent years, Pav bhaji is also consumed as a light evening meal, and is also a party favorite.

Blogging marathon #32 event hosted by Srivalli, where we are celebrate whole September month with A-Z cooking. There are four categories one is baking theme, second is international and fusion, third is street food and forth and last is regional food.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6 Persons
Category: Street Food

For Pav
12 Indian Buns or Dinner rolls
Butter for shallow fry
For Bhaji
2 Large Potatoes peel and chopped
1 Cup Cauliflower florets
2 Green Capsicums, chopped
1 Large Eggplant, chopped
2 Carrots peel and chopped
1/2 Cup Peas
2 Large Onions, chopped
3 Large Tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp. Ginger-Chili Paste
2 Tbsp. Pav Bhaaji Masala
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 Cup Butter
2 Tsp. Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Green coriander, chopped for garnishing

Wash and chop the all vegetables.
Boil the chopped potatoes, peas, carrots, cauliflower and eggplant in pressure cooker till to 2-3 whistles (without water).
Chop the onion, tomatoes and capsicum in fine form.
Heat the butter in deep bottom pan.
Add cumin seeds, when they start splutter.
Add green chili and ginger paste and sauté for one minute.
Add chopped onion and sauté till to translucent. 
Add tomatoes and cook till to soft and mashy.
Add chopped green capsicum and cook for two minutes.
Add boiled vegetables and mash them with masher or back side of ladle.
Add pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder and salt.
Add more butter if needed. Mix well and cook for more 15 minutes.
Add lemon juice and green coriander for garnishing. Bhaji is ready.
Heat the non-stick tawa. Toss the pav with butter till to golden and crisp.
Serve hot pav bhaji  with tomatoes and onion wedges and extra butter.
Note: you can change the vegetable as per suitability and choice.

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  1. I love pav bhaji , looks so delicious ..
    Today we both shared Maharastrian street food !

  2. The bhaji looks really really yumm, especially with that pool of butter in it!

  3. All time favorite and delicious pav bhaji looks yumm dear and love this super rich, buttery version :)

  4. Cant take my eyes from ur spread, buttery and droolworthy pav bhaji.

  5. um..early morning feel like grabbing some.

  6. Yummy n super soft pav bhaji....

  7. ha ha, butter is the perfect adjective for pav bhaji, especially if you ever happen to eat the one served at juhu chowpatty...this looks wonderful

  8. oh pass that plate buddy....this is one perfect tummy filling and my all time fav chaat

  9. This is too much Preeti..:).but would love to dig in anytime..

  10. cannot beat this street food!!! delicious and finger licking good!!


  11. Butter is soooo essential for Pav Bhaji and this looks too good to pass up...

  12. Mouthwatering. Just want to grab some from the platter.

  13. I am planning to make Pav Bhaji for dinner tonite!! thanks for the 'extra' push, Preeti!!

  14. Loved how you served it :) Excellent

  15. who can say no to this heavely dish just drooling over here so good and yum.

  16. Well, you buttered all of us the right way when you put that adjective in front of pav bhaji :)..The dish looks nicely done..

  17. Fav street food and love that pool of butter in it!!

  18. One of my fav street food.. You made it yummy..

  19. You are making me hungry Preethi. Looks absolutely divine..

  20. can have any time very tempting spread looks yummm.

  21. Lovely and filling pav bhaji! Love your presenatation :)

  22. You are making me drool. Love this one too much infact this is my first choice when we eat out.

  23. Lovely pictures preeti.... Best street food

  24. Absolutely delicious and the way you presented, makes it more tempting..


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