Pav-bhaji masala

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                                                           Ready to serve Pav-Bhaji

Time taken : 45 minutes

Serves – 5-6

I love Pav-bhaji and was enjoying theses dishes during my college days in Bangalore on the karts/gadi on the road side wherein they sell almost all the chat items .  i even visit those karts(may be owner changed) and enjoy these chat items whenever i visit Bangalore.  This recipe was lying my diary for a long time even though we prepare it often  at home.  Here is my version of the recipe:

What you need to have:

1. Boiled and crushed potato – 1 and 1/2 cups

2. Chopped cauliflower – 1 and 1/2 cups

3. Green peas –  2/3 cup(fresh, frozen)

4. Chopped Green Capsicum – 1 cup


                                                                                  Fresh vegetablesKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                    Chopped tomatoes & Capsicum

Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing:

1. Chopped onions – 2 cups

2. Chopped Tomatoes – 1 cup

3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

4. Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon(not spicy)

5. Pav-bhaji masala powder – 2  teaspoon

6. Chopped cilantro – 2 Tablespoons

7. Chopped onions – 1/2 cup(garnish)

8. Lemon -1/4 piece(for each serving)

9. Butter – 2-3 Tablespoons (for seasoning and to top the dish)

10. Pav bread – as needed

11. Salt – as per tasteKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                      Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a cooker with potatoes, green peas and flowerets adding a little water  and cook it for about 20 minutes till done adding salt.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                             Veggies being cooked in the cooker

2. Place a wide skillet with 2 -3 teaspoons of butter in it.  When it melts add chopped onions and required quantity of salt to it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                         Chopped onions being fried in butter

3. When onions are fried add chopped tomatoes and fry till they are mushy.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                          Tomatoes being added to fried onions

4. When done add chopped capsicum and fry till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                      Chopped capsicum being added to fried onion-tomato mix

5. When done add Ginger-garlic paste, and also all powders in a row and give a strong stir with a spatula.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                 Ginger-garlic paste & all powders added in a row

6. When done, add cooked and smashed peas, and other veggies from step-1 to it and give a stir adding a little water as well to bring it to a required consistency.  Cover and cook for about 5 minutes on low flame till done and garnish with cilantro.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                           Cooked veggies being added to the seasoning mix

7. Ready to serve Pav-bhaji masala is as below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                              Ready to serve Pav-bhaji masalaKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                    Fresh pav

8. Place a roti tawa and shallow fry each pav with a little butter till crispy.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                    Pav being shallow fried

9. Transfer it to serving plate and garnish it with chopped onions and a little butter.  Serve hot with shallow fried pav!! and  garnish with a piece of lemon.  Squeeze it if needed!!!YummmmmmmmKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Ready to serve Pav-bhaji masala

Time taken :45 minutes

Serves 5-6

Note: 1. One can even add veggies like french beans, carrots etc.

2. I have smashed green peas as they were not cooked right else not needed.

3. I have used  home made red chili powder so one can have their own measurements..

4.  One can even prepare pav at home on the previous day as well


9 thoughts on “Pav-bhaji masala

    Vanamala said:
    January 10, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Wow looks gr8 yummy ..

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Vanamala,
      Thanx a lot for your comments.

    shruti said:
    January 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    oh really?! it is surprising pav bhaji was available in those days in bangalore…a good recipe is posted pratibakka!

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Kalpana,

      This street food was available in my college days too. It was fun relishing these dishes in the kart/gadi with my friends. We were also enjoying pani puri, masala puri, and sev puri too!!

    Ema said:
    January 11, 2014 at 4:00 am

    you copy this page?

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Hi Ema,

      What do you mean by this?????I did not get you!!!!

    Mala said:
    June 25, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Awesome recipe. Making it now in rainy Canada!

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Hi Mala,

      Do send me da feed back please and please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community….

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 27, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Hi Mala,

      Thanx a lot for your encouraging words. Do send me da feed back!!!!

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