Mumbai Pav Bhaji

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Mumbai’s beloved street food, pav bhaji, features mashed vegetables simmered in aromatic spices, best enjoyed with buttered pav.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 1 Calories: 400 Best Season: All Year



  1. *Boil Vegetables:*

    In a saucepan, add diced potato, cauliflower, peas, and carrot. Cover with water, add a pinch of salt, and boil until vegetables are tender. Drain and mash coarsely. Set aside.

  2. *Prepare Bhaji:*

    In a large pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.

  3. *Add Aromatics:*

    Add minced garlic, ginger, and green chili (if using). Sauté for a minute until fragrant.

  4. *Add Tomatoes and Spices:*

    Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften and turn mushy. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, pav bhaji masala, and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  5. *Add Mashed Vegetables:*

    Add the mashed vegetables to the pan. Mix everything together until well combined.

  6. *Simmer:*

    Reduce heat to low and let the bhaji simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry, to achieve a thick consistency.

  7. *Finish:*

    Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Turn off the heat and stir in chopped coriander leaves.

  8. *Serve:*

    Serve hot garnished with more butter, chopped coriander leaves, and accompanied by lightly toasted pav.

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