Growing up in India, love for Indian street food comes naturally. I can never get enough of the spicy and rich flavours of Indian street food. The best part is that there is so much variety of food to choose from that there is something for everyone to enjoy. I love pani puri, chaat, aloo tikki, but pav bhaji has to be my favourite.
Pav bhaji is popular Indian street food from Mumbai. It is a blend of mashed boiled vegetables & spices which is usually served with toasted pavs. It is so creamy & flavourful and is loved by both kids & adults alike. Back in India, I used to have it almost every week. Last week, here in the U.K., I was craving a good Indian style Pav Bhaji and cooked it myself and it was just as delicious.
It turned out well, and that’s why I am sharing the recipe with you all, so here is my quick, easy and delicious recipe. Find more recipes here.
Pav Bhaji Recipe
- Pressure Cooker
- 2 tbsp. Oil
- 1 tbsp. Jeera
- 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 tbsp. Minced Ginger
- 1 bowl Chopped Onion
- 1 bowl Chopped Tomatoes
- Salt as per taste
- 1 tbsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 tbsp. Coriander Powder
- 3 tbsp. Pav Bhaji Masala
- Vegetable (potatoes, beans, cauliflower, carrots, peas)
- Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and sauté for a few seconds.
- Add minced garlic & ginger and cook them until they are golden brown.
- Once garlic & ginger are done, add chopped onions and cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add chopped tomatoes and let them cook until soft.
- Add salt as per taste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix together.
- Once the spices are mixed nicely, add Pav Bhaji masala, mix again and cook for a few minutes.
- Blend the mixture in a blender to make a creamy paste.
- In a pressure cooker, add water, vegetables, salt and pressure cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Once the vegetables are soft, add in the blended paste and mix together.
- Mash the vegetables nicely using a masher. You can keep the consistency anyway you like it.
- Cook for another 4-5 minutes and the bhaji is ready.
- Toast the pavs in butter and serve the Pav Bhaji with lemon wedges and onions.
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