Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji – mashed mixed vegetables served with buttered pav.
4 + 1 Onions
1 Bell Pepper
1 cup Peas
3 tbsp butter + for pav
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 Green Chili finely chopped
3 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
1 tsp Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
1 Lemon (wedges)
For garnish Coriander leaves
Wash and pressure cook the vegetables whole. Then mash them together till smooth.
Chop the onions finely and make a puree of the tomatoes.
In a saucepan, heat the butter, add the ginger-garlic paste and sautee for ½ minute. Add the
4 chopped onions and cook till light golden brown. Add the mashed vegetables, tomato puree,
salt, sugar chili powder, pav bhaji masala, chopped green chili and jeera powder. Mix well. Cook
for 5 minutes.
Do a taste test for salt and chili powder. Add if required.
Cut the pav open in the middle enough to butter it and heat it on medium heat. Serve the Pav
and the Bhaji together along with some chopped onion, lemon wedges, chopped coriander and
a dash of butter.