How To Make Pav Bhaji- Classic Indian Street Food

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Jun. 19, 2015

Do you have vegetables on hand? Do you like Indian food? Here's a recipe that's sure to make your mouth water. "Pav Bhaji" is a classic North Indian street food dish consisting of vegetables cooked in a flavorful blend if spices, with the addition of a little butter for richness, served with soft, golden, buttery bread.What's more? It's vegetarian! Have I convinced you yet? If not, watch the video to see what you're in for!


For bhaji:
Chopped green beans 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Fresh tomatoes 3 Large , chopped
Broccoli stalk 1 , chopped
Chopped ash gourd 1 Cup (16 tbs) (winter melon (or pumpkin))
Potatoes 4 Large , peeled and chopped
Cauliflower head 1 , chopped
Carrots 2 , chopped
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Boiled peas 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Crushed garlic 1 Tablespoon
Pav bhaji masala 3 Tablespoon (can be purchased at any Indian food store)
For pav:
Butter 3 Tablespoon (1 tbsp for each batch)
Bread rolls 8 (dinner rolls and buns work nicely, but you can use regular sliced bread)
Garnishes 3 Tablespoon (grated radish, paneer, chopped onions, lemon slice and parsley , optional)



In a pressure cooker, cook all the vegetables (except peas, garlic and onions) with turmeric and salt for 20 minutes.

Once done, mash the vegetables. Ensure not to mash very finely.

Heat skillet and add butter and oil to it. Saute garlic until golden brown.

Add onion, and cook until translucent.

Add pav bhaji masala and mix well. Add mashed vegetables, boiled peas and mix well.

Garnish with grated radish, paneer, chopped onions, lemon slice and parsley (optional).

For the pav, melt butter in a pan and rub the bun/ bread pieces in it. Flip and cook both sides until golden brown.



Serve pav with bhaji and enjoy!



Do not add spinach and okra for bhaji.

Addition of potato is mandatory.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 8