Nov 18, 2008

How to make Pav bhaaji - mumbai popular street food recipes

         Pav bhaji is an all time favourite at my place. I make it so frequently, but never actually quite blogged about it. The reason being, it was polished off before I could even take a photo. An irresistable so called street food ,indeed. Its popular all over India especially the one available in mumbai is the most popular.Its quite spicy when we used to have it in the streets of India. So I make it mildly spiced especially for the kids and we all love it that way. Its easy and ideal dish to make for get togethers and birthday parties.

Potatoes- 2 chopped
Capsicum-1 chopped
Carrots- 1 chopped
Peas- 1 cup
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Tomatoes- 2 finely chopped
Ginger garlic green chilly paste- 1tsp(more of garlic)
Red chilly powder- 1tsp(you can add more if you like it hot and spicy)
turmeric powder- 1tsp
Pav bhaaji masala- 2tsp(any brand, I used everest)
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2tsp
Butter- 1tsp+ more for toating the buns/pav
Pav/buns- according to requirement

Cook potatoes,carrots,peas and capsicum in a pressure cooker till tender enoughto mash them.
Heat oil and one spoon of butter in a pan.
Add Ginger garlic green chilly paste.
Add onions and saute for sometime.
Add the tomatoes. Saute and cook tomatoes till they are soft and mixed well.
Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander powder.
Add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
Mash the vegetables well with a mechanical masher or the spoon you are using to stir.
Add the pav bhaji masala.
Keep stirring till the vegetables get mixed well with the masala.
While serving, squeeze lime on it and garnish with raw onions,coriander leaves and butter.
For the pav-
Cut them into halves. Apply little butter and both sides. Sprinkle a little salt and red chilly powder(optional). Toast them on a hot tava.
Serve the bhaaji with the toasted pav. Serve hot.

pav bhaji

Some awards-
LG and Vij have passed me some awards-
360 degree foodie award
Hardworking food blogger
Great buddy award
Kreative blogger award.
LG has also passed me A perfect blend of friendship,Good job,Inspiration award, I am chocoholic,Butterfly award.
See the picture in the Awards link.

Also a pending meme -
7 things I say often-
1.laksh, please...(maximum of my time running behind my 1 year old, asking him not to do this or that..)
2. Good boy(thats something which I say quite often,encouraging my son to stop doing some mischief he is upto)
3.O god(when I have forgetten something)
4. Hey bhagwann(when I am tired or amused)
5.yenna ( means "what" in tamil, I mostly use it to begin a conversation)
6.when will I finish all the work(seems to be never ending)

7 things I did before
1.spend lot of time reading lovely books(something which I have not done for sometime now)
2.Worked for a couple of years before I got married.
3.Had a great time with friends during my post grad and when I was working.
4. Did a lot of handwork and craft when there was lots of time when I was newly married.
5. Learned to cook.
6. Learned to drive but never practiced..
7.Visited malaysia and bali with my hubby

7 things I do now
1. Blog
2. Spend time with my son.
3. Cook and the usual house activities
4. Experiment new cuisines and baking
5. Chat with friends while I take my son to a nearby park.
6. Watch tv with my hubby atleast for 30 minutes everyday after he returns from office(to update him and get updated with all news)

7 things I want to do

1. Work
2. Learn more of baking techniques and cake decoration
3. Learn to make greeting cards and other new crafts
4. Teach my son(lots of things in my mind..lets see)
5. Travel to all interesting places atleast once in my lifetime.
6. Resume my reading habit
7. Enjoy every moment.

7 things which attract me about the opposite sex
1. Patience
3.understanding(understand before I say something)
4. Talks a lot with a good sense of humour
6.Decent and dignified
7. knows what to do at the right time and right place

7 favourite foods
1. Dal chaval
2. Almost all sweets and chocolates
3. Cakes
4. Green chilly pickle
6.Anything with paneer
7.All chaat items


LG said...

Pav Bhaji! I bet anyone can resist that temptation Sowmya! You must blog sometime of making Paav Buns. Congratulations on all your awards and it was nice reading MEME....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wowww.. looks veery delicious. nice pic.

Uma said...

pav bhaji looks so delicious Sowmya! Congrats on all your awards. Enjoyed reading your meme.

sowmya said...

making paav buns at home is in my to do list..hope to do it soon..

Pearlsofeast said...

Nice to go through it Sowmya. The pav baji looks so delightful and tempting.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice reading through 7 MEME. Pav bhaji looks yummy.

jayasree said...

Delicious pav baji. Looks tasty.
Nice reading ur meme.

notyet100 said...

yummy pav bhaji and glad to know more of u...with time priorities changes,..even i was addicted to reading but now no time,...:-)

srikars kitchen said...

wow... looks yummy & super...

Sukanya said...

The Pav bhaji looks yummy. Ibetter dont look at theat big chunk of butter sitting on top.Its sin for me.

Jayashree said...

Congrats on the awards. Was nice reading your meme.

Happy cook said...

Last time i had this was in India.
Ilove them and these look delicious. You sis must be a wonderful cook like you.
loves knowingmore about you

Laavanya said...

Pav bhaji looks awesome Sowmya and nice reading your meme.

anudivya said...

Hey, enjoyed reading your tag... how nice!

Purva Desai said...

Pav Bhaji is all time fav street food......I cannot resist.....want to grab a bite...

Cilantro said...

Loved the Pav Bhajji and meme. Congrats on you awards.

Cham said...

Wow, the butter on top is calling me :) Perfect !

Divya Vikram said...

Classic combo.Looks delicious with the dollop of butter.

Usha said...

Congrats on all your awards , nice reading your meme and getting to know more about you ...the pav bhaji looks inviting...

Vanamala said...

lovely ...nice pic... congrats

Priya said...

Pav bhaji looks deicious..congrats on ur awards...nice to know more about u..

Ramya Bala said...

looks yummy..

Valarmathi said...

Pav bhaaji looks delicious. Its always my favorite one. Congrats on your awards. Meme - Its nice to know more about u.

Neha said...

pav baaji..yuumm, i too have the same prob. , i could never take the snap, it finishes before itself, hehe. But last time i did managed to take snap of a bit leftover, 'll publish it soon..

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