Pav Bhaji is a a very popular fast food in India. Pav is buns and bhaji is the mixed spicy vegetables.It is easy to prepare at home.

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp Ginger and Garlic paste
  • 1 medium Onions-chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes-chopped
  • 1/4 cup Ready can crushed tomato(optional)
  • 1/2 cup Green beans(optional)
  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1 cup Peas, boiled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pav bhaji masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar(optional)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Peprika(optional)
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 8 dinner rolls or Pav buns
  • Butter as needed
  • Onion-finely chopped for garnish
  • Lemon
  • fresh Cilantro-chopped
    • Soak peas for couple of hours.Boil peas and all vegetables(except onion) separately in salted water. Do not over boil vegetables.
    • Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in the heated oil.
    • Saute onions and then add ginger and garlic paste or can add fresh garlic and ginger chopped,cumin seeds. Cook until onions are slightly golden in color. Add crushed tomatoes, and cook until mushy. Season with pav bhaji masala and add all the powdered spices.
    • Next toss in all the boiled vegetables.Cover,and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash the vegetables using a potato masher.Add unsalted butter and lemon juice.
    • Once cooked garnish with fresh cilantro.
    • Next is toast the pav buns by lightly spreading it with butter. Serve garnished with chopped onion, lemon and cilantro.

Enjoy :)