Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Home-made Pav & Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji and pav, most famous mumbailites food...Pav and pav bhaji is a fast food dish native to Maharashtrians and is very popular nowadays in most metropolitan areas in India..Pav bhaji is a curry prepared basically with veggies and which is highly rich in carbohydrates while pav bread is prepared with all purpose flour and yeast which served along with pav bhaji..The origin of both these dish is traced from the textile mills in Mumbai..the mill workers used to have lunch breaks to short for a full meal and a light lunch was preferred by the emplyees for a heavy work..A vendor created this dish using pav, but roti or rice was replaced with pav, while the curry with pav bhaji, this reminds the food of mill workers and with time this dish found its place into restaurents and spread all over Mumbai, now u can find this dish many indian fast food restaurants in Asia..These pav bhaji and pav can be consumed as a snack, between lunch and dinner but nowadays this pav and pav bhaji are being consumed as a light evening meal and also as party dish..I have prepared home made pav bread and pav bhaji for our yesterday dinner and both together turns out prefect and we enjoyed having this mumbai delicacy and am sending this dishes together to RCI-Mumbai guest hosted by Lakshmi, event by Lakshmi and to EC's WYF-Speciality Food..

Pav:


1cup Maida flour
2cups Bread flour
1tsp Active dry yeast
1tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
1cup Luke Warm water
3tbsp Oil
Few drops of milk

Add the yeast, sugar and salt to the luke warm water, give a stir and let them sit aside for 5minutes until the yeast turns foamy..Take the flours in a large bowl and add the foaming yeast water and oil together to the flour and knead everything as soft dough, arrange the dough in a large greased bowl and keep in a warm place upto 2hours until the dough doubled their volume..

After an hour, punch down the doubled dough and knead again, make 6-8medium sized balls from the dough and arrange one by one in a greased mould and let them side again for an hour in a warm place...After an hour; preheat the oven to 350F..brush the breads with milk and bake in middle rack for 15-20minutes until a golden brown crust forms over the bread...Put off the oven and take off the mould and let them cool.


Pav Bhaji:
3cups Cooked and mashed potatoes
2nos Onions
2nos Tomatoes
1/2cup Carrot (grated)
1/2cup Green peas
1/2cup Cauliflower (shreded)
1/4cup Bellpepper pieces
1/2cup Cabbage(shreded)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Green chilly paste
1tsp Red chilli powder
2tsp Pav bhaji masala
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves
Salt
Oil
Butter


Heat enough oil and fry the ginger garlic paste and green chilly paste until they turns slightly brown, add the chopped onions and saute till transculent, add immediately the tomatoes, salt and cooking until the tomatoes turns mushy..

Now add the grated carrots, shredded cabbage, shredded cauliflower, green peas, bellpeppers pieces and saute for a while, once they are half cooked, add the mashes potatoes, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala to the cooking veggies, stir everything well and cook until the oil comes out, cook everything minutes in simmer..

Add a cup of water to the veggies and cook everything until the bhaji turns thick..Put off the stove, garnish with raw onions & coriander leaves and toasted Pav..

To Serve:

Heat a tsp of butter in a hot pan, cut the pav as two pieces and toast the pav with the hot butter, serve along with onion and coriander leaves garnished pav bhaji..

Enjoy!!!!!!

53 comments:

  1. Lovely collage,delicious and wish to have it now.

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  2. Heyy We had Pav Bhaji too...
    last nite..
    But picked up dinner rolls.. Didnt make the pav.. It has come out well.

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  3. Hi Priya, didnt have lunch yet, Can i take some!!! So tempting, am able to smell the bhaji.

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  4. Pav has come out well. Delicous combo.

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  5. pav looks so perfect and yummy bhaji too...

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  6. Awh, Priya how did you know that pav bhaji is my favourite? And how nice of you to make it for me (and only me) hehehe... this looks delicious! Great job!

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  7. I love love pacbaji, it is ages since i had them, i have never made them home just have always ate them in India.
    Looks delish.

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  8. Wow! You baked fresh pav! Looks wonderful, Priya! Our fav food every week, but for the pav we have to search in each and every shop. Nowadays I am tired of searching the ingredients. En sogakathai ellam ezhuthi paavam unglai vittudren. Keep rocking Dear!

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  9. Yum!! You just took me to Mumbai with your post.

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  10. I was thinking of making it for the event.Looks great.We think alike Priya.

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  11. பாவ் பாஜி செய்முறையை அழகா சொல்லிருக்கிங்க.நன்றி ப்ரியா!!

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  12. Pav bhaji looks perfect and yummy!!!!
    Wanna grab it now...

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  13. hi Priya,
    Too good priya! paav bhaaji from the scratch :) I too had done it once using vah chef's recipe ...it turns out perfect!! lovely clicks dear :)

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  14. Looks perfect and delicious...

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  15. The Pav look perfect, gr8. Love Pav bhaji any time

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  16. wow pav made at home...looks so soft.. i cant imagine baking them at home

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  17. OMG that pav looks perfect in shape and texture..hats off to u dear...yummmm

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  18. PRIYA rompa super

    paavbhaji naan seyvathu pool thaan aanaal pav kuuda seyviirkaLaa//

    rompa super

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  19. paarkkavee rompa yummy yaa irukku,

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  20. Pav from scratch..OMG! it so cute. Bhajji masala too looks so delicious. Should try it soon...very tempting recipe.

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  21. Wow Priya...you are tempting me with those yummy pictures :)

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  22. Priya, you baked Pav bread too! Looks perfect and tempting!

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  23. I have always used the hamburger buns as a susbstitute for Pav...this is awesome Priya.Must try this out.Thanks for sharing!

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  24. wow...this is sooo cool, priya!!..u bake pav bread!...u must be an expert!!..looks soo tempting and yummy!

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  25. The recipe for Pav I have been trying to find for a long time. Before I started blooging I had asked many bloggers and nobody had the recipe. This is awesome, now I have a recipe that I have always wanted. Will try it out today for sure.

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  26. Love Mumbai street food! It is gorgeous!

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  27. Too good Priya. Has come out so perfect.

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  28. am planning to bake bread for quite a long time but not getting enough time for it. your pavbhaji looks delish...hope could have grabbed some right now.

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  29. Looks wonderful - this has been on my agenda for a long long time - to make fresh pavs' but never really got there - i chicken out and buy buns from the store every time i make pav bhaji at home - you are inspiring me now - will try it soon - yours look perfect - love the soft texture!

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  30. wow priya..you're awesome!!..i always get french bread whenever i make pav bhaji..b'cos the dinner rolls are sweeter..may be i should bake the pav..thnx

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  31. Wow..never tried to make paav bread at home..will try it and let you know

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  32. wow home made pav .. amazing .. I heart Pav Bhaji

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  33. wow home made pav .. amazing .. I heart Pav Bhaji

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  34. Wonderful Recipe ! pav from the scratch...splendid work ! this looks tremendous and prefect priya.wat a delicious and tempting pav bhaji....I'm bookmarking this ....surely going to try it.

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  35. This is one of my favorite dishes. I like pav bhaaji a lot. Your version looks good.

    I am missing it in Kerala. :(

    I can eat it again for my friends marriage in Maharashtra.

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  36. never tried to make pav at home. this looks perfect!

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  37. woooooooo...home made pav...how nice .never heard of home made pav recipe :) I will try this sometime. Bhaji looks g8.

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  38. Ur awesome Priya...homemade Pav wow!! That dish looks delicious.

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  39. looks delicious.... the pav looks perfect...

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  40. Looooooooooooooks so perfect dear....Wish to have this treat.

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  41. hey u bake pav buns too.looks very perfect and yummy.

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  42. I love pav bhaji and made it many times with store bought pav. But making the pav as well is above and beyond! They look perfect...

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  43. Pav bhaki reminds me so many souvenirs of the college days ( we used to cut classes to eat this pav bhaji in one of my friend's house and never return back the afternoon); since then, I didn't have the oppurtunity to relish this dish; I've been wondering how to do these home-made buns too; my sister is the one who likes it the most, i'm going to make this for her :) looks so yummy and appetizing; will surely try this out!!

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  44. OMG! amazing Priya..I cant imagine myself making pav from scratch..too gud

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  45. Pav bhaji is a fav and when it comes to homemade pav, nothing can get better than this..thanks for participating

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  46. My heart just skipped a beat seeing the rolls..Simply terrific, Priya!

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  47. This looks so delicious...I am running to my kitchen right now !

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  48. Thx so much, this so help, i can cooking n learning, thx so much priya

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