Bombay Street Vegetables & Rolls (Pav Bhaji)

AuthorYashodhara G.
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Pav baji is a common street food consisting of homemade blocks of rolls (ladi pav) that are used to scoop the coarsely-mashed spiced vegetables (bhaji). Serve with your favorite rolls (think Kings Hawaiian), chopped fresh red onions, and lemon or lime wedges.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

 2 tbsp cooking oil (tel)
 ½ cup onions (pyaz)Chopped.
 ½ cup green bell peppers (hari shimla mirch)Cored and chopped.
 1 cup tomatoes (tamaatar)Chopped.
 2 cups potatoes (aloo)Boiled, peeled, and chopped.
 ½ cup peas (matar)
 salt (namak), to taste
 ½ cup water (paanee), or more as needed
 1 ½ oz butter (makkhan) - can substitute with oil
 1 tsp cumin (zeera) seed
 6 garlic (lahasun) clovesPeeled and grated.
 4 tsp pav bhaji masala
 ¾ cup water (paanee), or more as needed
 1 limes or lemons (nimbu)Cut into wedges.
 1 red onions (lal pyaz)Chopped
 homemade blocks-style rolls (ladi pav) - similar to Kings Hawaiian-type connected rolls

1

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add onions and sauté for few minutes.

2

Add bell peppers and cook for a few minutes until a little soft.

3

Add chopped tomatoes, mix, and cook covered for about 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes become soft.

4

Add chopped potatoes, peas, and any additional vegetables you like.

5

Add salt and water, and mix. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and soft. Remove from heat, mash coarsely with a potato masher, and set aside.

6

Heat 1 oz of butter in a frying pan, being careful not to burn it. Add cumin seed and roast for 10 to 15 seconds, until darkened.

7

Add garlic, pav bhaji masala, and mashed vegetables - mixing between each addition.

8

Add ¾ cup of water, mix and let the mixture simmer until the water evaporates and vegetables thickens to your desired consistency.

9

Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro (hara dhania) and small pieces of the remaining butter. Serve with toasted bread, chopped red onions, and lime or lemon wedges.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp cooking oil (tel)
 ½ cup onions (pyaz)Chopped.
 ½ cup green bell peppers (hari shimla mirch)Cored and chopped.
 1 cup tomatoes (tamaatar)Chopped.
 2 cups potatoes (aloo)Boiled, peeled, and chopped.
 ½ cup peas (matar)
 salt (namak), to taste
 ½ cup water (paanee), or more as needed
 1 ½ oz butter (makkhan) - can substitute with oil
 1 tsp cumin (zeera) seed
 6 garlic (lahasun) clovesPeeled and grated.
 4 tsp pav bhaji masala
 ¾ cup water (paanee), or more as needed
 1 limes or lemons (nimbu)Cut into wedges.
 1 red onions (lal pyaz)Chopped
 homemade blocks-style rolls (ladi pav) - similar to Kings Hawaiian-type connected rolls

Directions

1

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add onions and sauté for few minutes.

2

Add bell peppers and cook for a few minutes until a little soft.

3

Add chopped tomatoes, mix, and cook covered for about 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes become soft.

4

Add chopped potatoes, peas, and any additional vegetables you like.

5

Add salt and water, and mix. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and soft. Remove from heat, mash coarsely with a potato masher, and set aside.

6

Heat 1 oz of butter in a frying pan, being careful not to burn it. Add cumin seed and roast for 10 to 15 seconds, until darkened.

7

Add garlic, pav bhaji masala, and mashed vegetables - mixing between each addition.

8

Add ¾ cup of water, mix and let the mixture simmer until the water evaporates and vegetables thickens to your desired consistency.

9

Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro (hara dhania) and small pieces of the remaining butter. Serve with toasted bread, chopped red onions, and lime or lemon wedges.

Bombay Street Vegetables & Rolls (Pav Bhaji)

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