By Moumita Paul
It is a recipe of Mumbai street style pav bhaji, this dish contains butter toasted pav or pao(bun bread) & bhaji(curry) prepared by mashed veggies with special masala, easy to make at home with simple steps.
Wash, peel & cut(potatoes & carrots), pressure cook with green peas and enough water, wait for 6-7 whistles. Turn off the heat. Once cools down, mash the veggies.
Heat a pan with butter & oil, fry the onion until soft, add chopped capsicum & green chillis fry it till soft.
Add turmeric & red chilli powder, then chopped tomatoes, sauté well, add salt, ginger-garlic paste, black salt, cumin-coriander powder, ground kasuri methi, pav bhaji masala(store bought/homemade), fry it well.
First mash the masala sauteed veggies, add fresh chopped coriander, add water, bring it to boil, then add lemon juice & boiled mashed veggies, mix well, cook it in low heat.
Heat a tadka pan with butter, add kashmiri chilli powder, fry it for 25-30 secs, mix it with the curry. Let the gravy boil to get slight thick, turn off the heat, creamy Bhaji is ready.
Cut the pav/bun, heat a tawa with butter, kashmiri chilli & Pav bhaji masala, put the pav bread on tawa & toast its both sides in butter. Pav is ready to serve with hot creamy bhaji.
Best to serve this pav bhaji by sprinkling chopped onion, fresh coriander, sprinkle of lemon juice & a generous cube of butter on the top of the bhaji.