Pav Bhaji.. Yet another Mumbai's famous street food. As I have mentioned in my last post that what ever the street food we want to eat here. I have to cook at home only.. So I have been trying out many recipes on every weekends so that we don't forget the Indian famous street food. When I had been to Mumbai for the first time may be in 1998, there one of my friend had taken me to have Pav Bhaji. Belive me I din't like it at all and she felt bad. To keep her heart I had just eaten few bites.. The main reason was I use to think alot that whether he has washed his hands or not and he is looking clean or not.. That's where I use to stop myself to eat anything on streets. Then again I had gone to Mumbai form my office work and everybody forced me to have Pav Bhaji and I really don't belive myself I ate the full plate, it was so tasty. After that when ever I go to Mumbai I always eat Pav Bhaji everyday. Nowadays I don't think that much, but still I see people around and my H keeps telling me just eat don't look around..
Nowadays everything has become so easy to cook at home, so only we don't prefer to go out and eat specially street food. I keep trying many street food recipes which my H will miss because of me.. Never mind it is always good at home rather then eating out... Though this dish takes a little time and effort but it is worth waiting and I don't have pav buns in my picture but we had it with pav only. Because the pav was vanished while I was taking pictures.. Do try this dish and enjoy :)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cups chopped cauliflower, 1/2 cup chopped green beans
1/2 cup peas, 1/2 cup chopped carrots, 1/2cup chopped cabbage
2 green chilies chopped
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 medium tomatoes, 1 large onion (finely chopped)
1/2tsp red chili, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1/2tsp coriander powder
1tbsp pav bhaji masala
1 tablespoon fennel seed powder (saunf)
1tsp dry mango powder
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
2tbsp butter, 2tbsp oil
Salt to taste
6 pav buns.
1 medium chopped onion
few chopped coriander leaves
Few pieces of thinly sliced lemon
Boil all the vegetables with 1½ cup of water in a pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistle. Don’t add too much water, just enough to cook.
After the vegetables are soft and tender, drain the excess water and mash them coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. then add tomatoes, green chilies, coriander, and ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they are soft.
Next add the red chili powder, fennel powder, turmeric, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala, mix them well and cook till the raw smell goes. Now add mashed vegetables. By using you wooden spoon, simultaneously mash and stir all the vegetables for 5 minutes. Add salt and stir-fry for another minute. Add about ¼ cup of water or as needed, and let it cook for a minute.
Turn off the heat. and add dry mango powder, mix it well
Toast the pav bun on tava using butter over medium heat until buns are golden brown from both sides.
Serve hot toasted buns with bhaji, garnish with chopped onion, coriander leaves, butter and sliced lemon.