Home-made Pav and Bhaji


Day 3 of BM#4 by Srivalli and i am back with one more kid's delight.Children generally love street food and my daughter is no exception .One of the things that she likes the most is Pav bhaji.She makes it a point to eat this and paani puri when she visits Gangotri(chennai).Since her exams are on and i do not allow her to eat outside during her exams, i thought why not treat her with some home made street food:-)While searching for the recipe i came across this in Vah chef and decided to follow the recipe


All purpose flour 3 cups

Active dry yeast 3/4 tsp

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Salt 1/2 tsp

Water 1/2 cups

Butter 3tbsp

In 1/4 cup of water warm, sprinkle the yeast together with the sugar.Leave it aside for 10 minutes to froth up well.

Meanwhile in a wide mouthed bowl mix together the flour and salt.Pour the yeast mix to this and knead it well with enough water.

Transfer this dough to a wooden board and knead it for 10 minutes or so to form a very soft pliable dough.Cover it and let it rise for 60 minutes

Take out the dough and punch down the dough a little. Make small balls from this and arrange it on a greased tray, each ball touching each other. Cover it and again let it rise for 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F

Bake it for 20 minutes or till it starts browning

Take it out and immediately brush it with butter

Soft pav ready to be served


Potato 2 Big

Onion 2 medium

Green pepper 1

Tomato 2

Ginger chilli paste 1 tsp

Cut vegetable(beans, carrots, peas, cauliflower) 1 cup

Chilli powder 1 tsp

Pav bhaji masala 2 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander for garnishing

Cut lemon pieces

Butter 1tbsp


Boil the potatoes until soft. Peel and mash it.

Boil the other vegetables separately till soft or microwave it

Cut the onions and bell pepper finely

Heat 1 tbsp of butter

Add cumin seeds and when it splutters add the cut onions.Saute it till it turns transparent

Now add the chilli-ginger paste and saute it , add the capsicum and mix well.

When a good aroma comes out add the cut tomatoes .

Put the turmeric, chill powder in this with the salt and cook till the tomatoes becomes mushy

Add the vegetables, mashed potatoes, pav bhaji masala with 1/4 cup of water and mix well.

While it cook mash it with a wooden masher to give a homogeneous mixture.

when cooked fully (10 minutes or so in medium flame), switch off the stove and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves


Cut the pav buns into 2. Toast it with butter or serve it as it is. Serve with cut onions, a slice of lemon and a whole cup of the delicious bhaji that you have prepared

Serve your kid fresh soft homemade pav bhaji and be sure of the adulation's to come!!!!:-)

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