A mouth-watering recipe for Pav Bhaji, a popular Indian street food made with mixed vegetables in a spicy tomato sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy dinner.
Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food that originated in Mumbai. It is a dish made of mixed vegetables, slow-cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, and served with soft, buttery pav (bread rolls). This recipe will show you how to make a delicious and authentic Pav Bhaji that is perfect for a quick and easy dinner.
Step 1: Make the Bhaji Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes, and capsicum)
- Salt, to taste
- In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
- Add the pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder, and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato and mixed vegetables and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
- Mash the vegetables with a potato masher or immersion blender until it forms a smooth and thick sauce.
- Season with salt to taste.
Step 2: Make the Pav Ingredients:
- 8 pav (bread rolls)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Split the pav rolls in half and lightly toast them on a griddle or in a pan.
- Spread the butter over the pav rolls.
- Serve the pav rolls with the bhaji, garnished with cilantro.
Tips and Tricks:
- You can use store-bought pav bhaji masala, or make your own by combining cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and red chili powder.
- To make a vegan version of pav bhaji, use oil instead of butter and omit the butter on the pav rolls.
- To make a spicier pav bhaji, increase the amount of red chili powder.
Pav Bhaji is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a quick and easy dinner. Made with mixed vegetables in a spicy tomato sauce and served with soft, buttery pav, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your home. Try it today!
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