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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pav - Bhaji and Award !!!


I am sure when you read, see, or hear this name; your mouth starts watering. Yes, Pav bhaji is everybody's favorite fast food or you can say favorite street food. It basically hails from great state of Maharatsra. It first started in Mumbai and then became famous in all over India. The most popular flavor is Butter pav bhaji. These days you can easily find cheese pav bhaji everywhere. There also other popular flavors like Paneer Pav Bhaji, Amchur Pav Bhaji, or Chinese Pav Bhaji, or Pulav-flavored. I love it, simple and classic. I deliberately did not add any twist in this one, after all its called 'Classic' for nothing.

Pav Bhaji is a mixture of potato-based curry with vegetables. The authentic pav-bhaji vegetables are potato, tomato, cauliflower, green bell pepper, and peas. Nowadays, many people use eggplants, carrot, cabbage, yam, pumpkin etc in bhaji. Somehow, I don't like it.

Pav-bhaji is served with masala pav with lemon and onion, and its perfect with pulav on side. I love mine with extra lemon juice on top, yummm. We eat pav-bhaji every Friday night, it is like our family tradition now. I just love it, love it, love it!!!!

Ingredients:-

  • 3 Potatoes, peeled and cut into big wedges
  • 1 Small Green Bell Pepper, cut into small pieces
  • 8-9 Cauliflower Florets
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 2 Medium Onions, finally chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes, finally chopped
  • 6-7 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder or to taste
  • 1-1/2 tsp Pav-Bhaji Masala or to taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Amul Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Pav

Method:-

1. Pressure cook potato, green bell pepper, cauliflower, and green peas together.

2. When they are completely cooked, mashed them all together. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.

3. Heat oil and butter into the pan, add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until it is translucent.

4. Add ginger, garlic, and some salt. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Add tomato, red chili powder, and cumin powder. Cook until onion and tomato cooked completely.

6. Add pav-bhaji masala, mix well and cover pan with lid. Cook on low heat for 2-3 three minutes.

7. Add potato mixer with some water and mix well. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, taste and adjust seasoning. Cover with lid and simmer for 10-12 minutes on low heat.

8. Topped with chopped cilantro.

9. Serve bubbling hot with pav, lemon wedge and dollop with butter.

Enjoy...

Dear friends Shreya and Anjali J passed me Good Job Award. Thank you so much glas, you make my day very special :))



I would love to pass this award to Happy Cook, Usha, Sujatha, and jayashree.Congratulations gals :))

37 comments:

Priti said...

It really watering my mouth Madhavi :)....looking delicious..cant stop drooling over it..Congrats on your award and Wish you and your hubby Happy Dusshera

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to You and your family Madhavi!!!

Pav bhaji looks tempting and mouthwatering...

Laavanya said...

It looks just perfect Madhavi and cute presentation as always :)

Happy cook said...
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Happy cook said...

Thankyou for passing me tha award.
Love the pav bjhaji.
Looks so delicious, wanted to pick them up from the screen

Cham said...

Even before reading itself, I started drooling! Love the dollop of butter! Yummy :)

Hetal said...

Pav bhaji looks delicious..

Divya Vikram said...

Yes I did drool reading the title!Looks just delicious..

Uma said...

Don't look at me surprised if I say, I never tasted or cooked pav bhaji though heard of it several times. This time I have to prepare this and taste it. Bookmarked to try. Congrats on your award.

kamala said...

Drooling over ur pic Madhavi..this is my daughte's fav..Congrats on your award.

n33ma said...

Yummy looking Pav Bhaji and congrats on your award

Meera said...

Pav bhaji!! Yummo!!! Your pavbhaji looks just awesome.

Jayashree said...

Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it on to me.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Pav Bhaji looks welcoming. Love it. Simply awesome. Congratulations on the award.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow, great looking pav bhaaji... Happy Dussara...

Usha said...

The pav bhaji looks yummy,it is one of my favorite dishes...congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it on to me :-)

Illatharasi said...

Looks yummy:) Congrats for your award!

Sujatha said...

Congrats on your award! and Thanks dear madhavi for passing this award to me as well.. :)

Pav bhaji looks very inviting..

Suma Rajesh said...

pav bhaji looks fantastic...wht a nice presentation dear...mouthwatering item..

Ramya Bala said...

Looks delicious and tempting madhavi..

Sireesha said...

Madhavi there is a surprise waiting for you in my blog.Please Check out:)

Purva Desai said...

Pav Bhaji.....looks perfect with dash of butter on top....
Congrats for receiving the award

Shreya said...

mouth-watering, yummy. It is my fav always.

Sagari said...

yummyy pav bhaji madhvi

Indranee said...

Hmm...tempting!! Congrats on your award Madhavi!

Purva Desai said...

Tuh kya khovay gay che madam....
Award is waiting for u, collect it from my blog....before it expires

Archy said...

Hmm.. Pav bhaji name itself is so yummy !! All time fav !! I make the same way !! Lovely pic !!

Meera said...

How are you, girl? Long time no post?

Yasmeen said...

YUM YUM pav bhaji:)
Madhavi,I have an award waiting for you at my blog,please collect:)

kamala said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali Madhavi

Sireesha said...

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI MADHAVI.....

SriLekha said...

wow! a very nice recipe!

homecooked said...

Yummy...looks tasty!

Vibaas said...

Looks mouthwatering. Congrats on your award.

First time here. you have a nice blog.

Malar Gandhi said...

Pav Bhaji sounds yummy!

Swati said...

Hi Madhavi
The pav bhaji is perfect.. delicious!!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your award!