Monday, June 16, 2008

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is one of the dishes which most of us love & wouldn't mind having it at almost any time. I really missed my pav bhaji from Mumbai when I came to US. And, after trying it at a couple of Indian restaurants, I was convinced that nobody here could replicate the chatpati Bambaiya pav bhaji ! And, there started my own experiments to make one ! After having tried a couple of times with some changes each time, I think I did finally come up with a delicious Bambaiya pav bhaji! :) So, here's the recipe for all you foodlovers:

Pav Bhaji (Serves 2)


4 potatoes
1/2 cauliflower
1/2 bowl green peas
tomato puree
1.5 chopped onions
ginger-garlic paste
bay leaves
red chilli
turmeric powder
Pav bhaji masala
red chilli powder
finely chopped cilantro
Pav / burger buns


  1. Boil the potatoes, cauliflower and grean peas

  2. Take some butter and oil in a pan. Add bay leaves and red chilly.

  3. Add 1 chopped onion and the ginger garlic paste. Cook till the onion is golden brown.

  4. Mash the boiled potatoes, cauliflower and grean peas and add it in the pan. Add some water.

  5. Add the masalas- salt, turmeric powder, Pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder and stir. Cook for 5-10 mins.

  6. After cooking for some time, add 3-4 tbsp of tomato puree and cook for about 15 mins.

  7. The bhaji is ready to serve. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and onions.

  8. Lightly butter the pav / buns and heat them on a pan until light brown. You are ready to eat! Serve the pav with garnished bhaji.

1 comment:

Meeral said...

Dear Toral,

I'm glad you came up with this blog so that everybody especially staying away from home can refer your recipes & cook good food.

Keep up the good work!!! :-)