- 8 paavs (small squares of white bread, about 4" x 5" size)
- Butter: 4 tbsp
- Mixed vegetables: beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, etc.), finely chopped 3-4 cups
- Potatoes, boiled & mashed: 1 & 1/2 cups
- Carrots, finely chopped: 1/2 cup
- Green Beans, finely chopped: 1/2 cup
- Cauliflower, finely chopped: 1 cup
- Capsicum, finely chopped: 1/2 cup
- Peas, shelled: 1/2 cup
- Onions, finely chopped: 1 cup
- Tomatoes, finely chopped: 2 cups
- Ginger & garlic paste: 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
- Red chilli powder: 1/2 - 1 tsp
- Paav bhaji masala: 2 tbsp
- Buter: 4 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon (to taste)
- Onion, finely chopped: 1 large
- Coriander, finely chopped: 1 - 2 tbsp
- Lemon wedges
- Boil water in a pressure cooker, add the mixed vegetables and a little salt and pressure cook the mixed vegetables (except capsicum, onions & tomatoes) till tender and soft. Drain out water and keep aside.
- Heat a large & heavy-bottomed pan and melt butter on medium flame. Add chopped onions, saute a little, add capsicums and saute for 2 more mins.
- Add add ginger-garlice paste and fry till onion is translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes, mix and cook till oil separates.
- Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, paav bhaji masala & salt, mix well and cook for 2-3 mins. Add the boiled vegetables, 1/2 cup water, mix with the masala and bring to a boil.
- Simmer till gravy is thick, continuously stir and mash thoroughly to a course texture using a potato masher / slotted spoon.
- Add a table spoon of butter, mix and cook for a 2-3 more mins, Turn off the fire, add lemon juice, stir and mix well. Garnish with chopped onions, coriander, lemon wedges and a block of butter.
- To serve, slit the paavs / buns half horizontally (leaving one edge attached) and apply butter. Place the buns open & face down on the heated tawa / griddle till the surface is golden and crisp. Flip and repeat on other side.
- Serve the paavs with the hot & sizzing bhaji, garnished with finely chopped onion and lemon wedges.
Paav Bhaji is a wholesome meal with a combination of vegetables and bread. Paav Bhaaji is also a hot favorite Indian street food and you will find scores of vendors in streets all over Mumbai stirring up the dish on huge sizzling pans.
Sending this to RCI-Mumbai guest hosted by Lakshmi and event by Lakshmi Krishnan and
Radhika and Sudeshna's event, Foods for 7 Stages of Life-Kids Special