Pav Bhajee with a twist

Pav Bhajee with Twist (Bread with Potatoes & Capsicum stew)

Pav Bhajee is a fast food dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. It is native to Mumbai and has now become popular in most metropolitan areas in India, Pav means a small loaf of bread & Bhajee means Mix vegetable dish, garnish with Fresh coriander and dollops of butter.


Potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 cup
• Tomatoes, chopped 4 medium
• Green capsicum, chopped deseeded 1 medium
• Red capsicum, chopped 1 small
• Yellow capsicum, chopped 1 medium
• Ginger, chopped 1 inch piece
• Garam masala powder 1tsp. and 1tsp. Turmeric powder
• Tomato purees 3 tablespoons
• Green chillies, chopped 1-2
• Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 tablespoons
• Salt to taste
• Butter 3 tablespoons
• Pav 4
• Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1/4 cup
• Lemons cut into wedges 2

Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan add all capsicum, ginger paste and tomatoes, sauté. Add turmeric & garam masala powder, mix. Add mashed potatoes, salt, green chilies and water. Mix well and cook for 7-8 minutes. Add pav bhajee masala & ½ lemon juice. Slice pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter for half a minute, pressing two or three times or till pav is crisp and light brown. Garnish the bhajee with chopped coriander leaves, remaining butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with grilled potatoes slices and tomatoes slices.


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