This pav bhaji recipe is a part of indian street food. Call it Pav bhaji or bhaji pav,
it is a
delight to eat. I haven't come across anyone yet who doesn't like pav
bhaji. Have you?
Pav is a square bun and bhaji is a mixed vegetable curry in tomato gravy which has a special spice mix - 'pav bhaji masala' added to it. It is served with chopped onions sprinkled with fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves and a lemon wedge. It looks colorful and tastes great too.
Pav bhaji has it's origin in Mumbai, in the western state of Maharashtra.
It is popular as a Indian street food. It is available at most of the street vendors who sell chat items.
It can be made at home too as it is a simple and easy recipe. You can make it as a wholesome evening meal or a snack.
It is a popular dish for parties, kid's parties or elder's parties.
The cooking of bhaji is done in advance. Most of the preparation is also done in advance so it is easier to serve even when you have a group of guests to serve together.
The pav used for this pav bhaji recipe is a square bun. It is softer than the regular bread. It is split in two and roasted at the time of serving.
There are many pav bhaji masalas available. For this pav bhaji recipe, I am using everest pav bhaji masala. I will also post later my own pav bhaji masala.
For serving -
How to make bhaji
Heat a flat pan / skillet / tava. Cut each pav in half and apply a little butter on both sides.
Put it on the heated pan. Cook it till is golden brown on both the sides. Depending on the size of your pan, you can cook 4-5 at a time.
Tips for making pav bhaji:
Instructions for serving Pav bhaji:
The bhaji should be hot. Put the bhaji in a small bowl or put it directly on the plate. Place two roasted pav pieces, some chopped onion and coriander leaves.
Sprinkle a little lemon juice on the bhaji or put a little lemon piece with it. Serve immediately.
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