May 3, 2012

Pav Bhaji!!!!

Hi guys!!!

I am back after a few days break. It has been a traumatic few days though. After a lovely weekend, my week started off with the bad news of my grandmother passing away. I was feeling really depressed mainly for the fact that I am miles away and could not make it to her last rituals. I have been lying around doing nothing and could not get myself to blogging too. Finally I made up my mind that I am getting back to my normal routine.

I am starting off with the recipe for Pav Bhaji. This is a very popular street food in Mumbai. When I was working in Mumbai I used to have pav bhaji for dinner most of the days. I really never got tired of it!!! I also remember my mom making it at home when we were kids. I have been long thinking to try it myself and when I saw the mini dinner rolls all I could think of was pav bhaji. So, I picked up a pack of those cute little rolls and prepared this tongue-pleasing dish for dinner the following day :-)

Now lets see the recipe.


Dinner rolls - 6
Onion - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2
Bell peppers - 1
Potatoes - 1 big or 2 medium (boiled and mashed)
Green peas - 1/3 cup
Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji masala - 1 or 11/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Butter - 2 tbsp
Kasoori methi - 1 tsp (optional)


1. Boil the potatoes and peas and mash them and set aside.
2. Heat the butter and add the chopped onions and bell peppers and saute till they cook well and turn soft. Next add the ginger garlic paste and tomatoes and let them cook well. Mash the cook veggies in between.
3. When the tomatoes have cooked well add the mashed potatoes and peas and about half a cup of water. Next add all the masala powders and salt and mix well. If using kasoori methi add that too. Mix well and mash repeatedly. Let it all cook well add enough water to get the consistency.
4. When it has cooked well switch off heat and transfer to a different vessel or serving plates.
5. In the same pan add some more butter and a pinch of the pav bhaji masala. Slit the rolls in the middle and toss them well in this melting butter.

Serve hot with a dab of butter on top of the bhaji!!!!


  1. This looks awesome!

  2. Sorry to hear the news Alagu. It has been a long time. We should chat sometime!

    1. Thanku Athi... Yeah we should catch up sometime!!! Ping me if u see me online!!!

  3. It happens to be my all time favorite street food. Happy to be your new follower. Do drop by mine when you find time.
    Tickling Palates


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