Pav bhaji (Marathi: पाव भाजी, also transliterated as pao bhaji and pau bhaji) is a fast food dish native to Maharashtra and is popular in most metropolitan areas in India, and particularly in the Maharashtran city of Mumbai. In Marathi pav means bread (the term derives from the Portuguese "pão") and bhaji, which is a term for a curry and vegetable dish. The serving of pav bhaji consists of the bhaji (a potato based curry) and the pav (bread) garnished with coriander and chopped onions. Pav is a type of bread, high in carbohydrates and fats (if served with butter), while bhaji is the vegetable-based curry portion, high in carbohydrates.
The connection of pav bhaji is to western India is similar to what pizza is to Italy or the hot-dog is to America.
4 pieces of Pav
100 g carrot ( chopped)
100 g French beans ( chopped )
100 g peas ( shelled )
150 g potatoes ( chopped )
200 g cauliflower ( chopped )
4 onions ( chopped )
2 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste
3 green chillies ( chopped )
25 g butter
Salt to taste
250 g tomatoes ( grated )
½ teaspoon red chilly powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
4 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon amchurpowder
1 teaspoon garam masala
Chat masala and coriander leaves
Boil chopped potatoes, carrot, beans, peas and cauliflower till tender or microwave high for 2 minute 30 seconds.
Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a Kadai / frying pan, fry onions, ginger – garlic paste, green chillies till it is brown in color.
Add tomatoes, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, lime juice, amchur, and garam masala. Cook for 5 – 8 minutes. Add boiled vegetables. Mix and mash these vegetables slowly. Add 1 teaspoon butter. Saute slowly for 5 more minutes.Garnish with chat masala and coriander leaves.
Melt remaining butter on a flat griddle. Divide Pav into two.( should not cut it fully ). Fry them pressing a little.