I have never gone to Bombay...I don’t even know how to go there..The only thing I know is about its cuisine..I know that Bombay is famous for its street food..
I came across these street foods dishes from one of Tarla Dalal Cookbook namely “Mumbai’s Road Side Snacks”..I have bookmarked so many recipes from that book to try out..
I love to eat street food dishes..The place where I live don’t have that many street food shops..It does have a few portable ones and I have tried their food couple of times..
They don’t use best quality ingrediants..They never touch expensive stuffs..They don’t even serve in fancy bowls and saucers..But I don’t know how those dishes taste great than many huge restaurants..
I think its all from the flavours they add in their dishes and serving them as fresh as possible..I know that they serve dishes piping hot right from the stove..
This is one of mumbai’s top street food recipe..My recipe is made right from scratch,It doesn’t require the store bought pav bhaji masala powder..So I hope you can try it ASAP..
Here you go for the step by step recipe with pictures..
Pav Buns as needed
Lemon Juice as needed
Vegetables(I used potato,cauliflower,peas,capsicum)
Onion-2 finely chopped
Tomato-3 chopped finely
Cumin powder / Jeeraka podi-1 tsp
Chilli powder -2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-2 tsp
Chat Masala powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red food colouring -1 pinch(optional)
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Take chopped vegetables in a kadai and cover it with water,so that vegetables are just covered..Add salt to this.Cook this till the vegetables are well cooked..
Melt butter in a kadai and add in onions and cook till golden brown.
Add in all spice powders and mix well.Add in chopped tomatoes and mix well.
Pour in some water and season with some salt.Add in food colouring too..
Cover and cook this for 10 to 15 min until the tomatoes becomes mushy and the gravy turns saucy.
Now add in all the cooked vegetables and mix well.
Now take a potato masher and start mashing the vegetables..Mash till the vegetables are no longer whole..
Cover it and simmer for 10-15 mins..Serve with pav buns..
To serve pav bhaji...Add a tblspn of butter in a tawa and add some bhaji on top of it..Add some cilantro on top.
Set this bhaji mixture to a side and heat another tblspn of butter and add a cut open pav bun and fry for 1 min.
Now remove the pav bun to a plate and add the bhaji to the side..Dollop a spoonful of butter on top and add some onions too..Squeeze some lemon juice and serve..
|Take all your ingrediants|
|take this in a kadai and add water and salt|
|Cover and cook|
|untill the veggies are cooked|
|Now chop your onions very finely|
|and also your tomatoes|
|melt a good amount of butter|
|add in onions and fry for 3 mins|
|add in spice powders|
|more spice powders|
|and your chat masala powder|
|now add in tomatoes|
|and some water|
|season with some salt|
|add in a dash of red colour|
|add in the cooked veggies|
|take a potato masher thingy|
|and start mashing|
|mash mash and take the heck out of the veggies|
|Continue mashing untill you reach a saucy texture|
|cover again and simmer for a while|
|Bhaji is ready|
|Now to serve the pav bhaji..Take the pav buns|
|slit them in half|
|melt some butter in a tawa|
|add a good amount of bhaji|
|top with some cilantro and lemon juice|
|set the bhaji aside and melt some more butter..(YES Lots of butter..But You know right "Butter makes everything Better" )|
|Invert the pav buns over this|
|toast untill golden|
|If you wish you could add a blob of butter on top of the bhaji|