Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pav Bhaaji

Just after the weekend, I tend to become lazy and I wish there were no 'mondays'. On top of that this weekend was extra special for Holi. I hope everybody had a nice and colourful holi. After two days of masti, my house needed a serious cleaning. How much I wish I were in India! I could order the maid servant to do all the chores. Well, here you have to do it all. After a busy day, when I turned on my laptop, I could see some round up of events I had participated in. I was glad to be a part of them but then I realised I had some posts in my drafts which needed to be published soon. I scanned if there is any event whose deadline is not over. Finally, yes! This post goes to 'The Combo Event' at Foodelicious and at Shama's Family Favourite Event.

Well, coming to the recipe today, its another famous street food in India - 'Pav Bhaaji'. I loved the Pav Bhaaji served by the roadside cart in Fancy Bazar in Guwahati. None other has surpassed that taste and flavour.

Well, coming back to the recipe, for the bhaaji you will need:

4 large potatoes.
1 carrot shredded.
1 onion.
½ capsicum.
½ cup of green peas.
3 tomatoes c.hopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
2-3 tsp pav bhaaji masala
2 green chilies chopped finely.
½ cup chopped spinach.
½ cup chopped cabbage.
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
½ tsp grated ginger.
Salt to taste.
Water as required
1 lemon
2-3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter.
This recipe will serve 4 people

Boil the potatoes. Peel it off and mash them into a smooth mixture.
Chop the onions finely and keep aside. Boil chopped cabbage, spinach and shredded carrot and mash them well into a mixture. Heat a frying pan. Add oil. When heated add the chopped chilies and grated ginger. Stir for 2 mins. Then add onions and capsicum. Sautee for 3-5 mins till the onion is slightly golden. Now add the chopped tomatoes and heat till it melts into a liquidy form. Then add the spices, salt and pav bhaaji masala and heat well for 5-7 mins. Keep stirring continuously to prevent it from over burning. The spices on being roasted will give out a nice aroma. Add the spinach, cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well. Heat for 2 minutes. Add mashed potato paste and mix thoroughly. Add water to give it the desired consistency. Heat for 5 mins. Squeeze out juice of one lemon and add to the bhaaji. Mix it nicely. Heat for 2 mins. Transfer in a serving bowl. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and butter generously.


12 buns.


Heat a tava. Spread butter on the plain side of buns and heat them on the heated tava.
Serve the bhaaji hot with warm pav along with finely chopped onions and tomatoes and a wedge of lemon.


  1. Love to have this yummy pav, thanks for sharing, dear....

  2. mmmm my favorite too..love this any time of the day and night..too good.


  3. Looks so good..Adding spinch is really heathy..and very innovative...

  4. I'm drooling to have this now !!

  5. Wow...pav bhaji making me hungry and drool here...lovely colourful and tempting...

  6. Lovely pav bhaji,its so versatile can throw in any veggies.

  7. my all time fave fast food is pavbhaji..Looks so yumm

  8. I love pav bhaji!!! and after seeing your click, I am seriously craving for it... Hope you had a great holi! I really miss calcutta especially on festivals..

  9. Hey it is my first prefernce always .I love PAv bhaji that too in Hyderabad.Yummy

  10. Perfect evening time snack!!! Lovely chat and all bhajji, pyaz and gajjar makes me crave for some now!!!

  11. One of the best combo in the world,looks yummm

  12. Perfect combo and our all time fav.

  13. An all time favourite. Your presentation is too tempting and making me crave for pav bhaji now :):)


  14. my fav...always reminds of of old days..yours looks too prefect and yummy

  15. thanks a ton ladies for the lovely comments..

  16. Nice combo .I am craving for it now.

  17. One among the best in chaat...look yummm.

  18. Thanks Padhu and Latha! Yes.. this dish is a hit in every house hold..


  19. I love this..oh I cant resist..feeling hungry.

  20. My favourite dish. Your Pav bhaji looks so delicious and mouth watering.


  21. wow jyoti very yummy pav bhaji...i love it...tempting n nice recipe

  22. Pav Bhaji looks too tempting...

    Expecting your entry Dear..thanks for sending..


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