Masala Pav | Mumbai Roadside Recipe


                             A search for Pav Bhaji without potatoes lands me to its brother {or sister??} Masala Pav.. This pretty much explains my story for this amazing recipe.. After seeing my friend {and a next lane neighbor!} Jayashri’s Pav bhaji which she had made with whole wheat pav, i quickly asked her where she got them from… In my whole life, i had never seen brown pav.. When she mentioned it was from our nearby supermarket, i could not resist and laid my hands on them that evening itself  ..

                           Now that i had these pretty and healthy pavs, i was all set to make Pav bhaji {also with due permission from my dear hubby who was kind enough to allow even though he knew Pav bhaji meant Potatoes and more potatoes!}.. But see my luck… After we reached back, i checked my potato counter and imagine my disappointment when only a small potato was staring back… I was so so sad… After all the excitement for a pav bhaji dinner, i did not have potatoes at all… 🙁

Seeing my dejected face, my hubby started his google searching for pav bhaji recipes without potatoes… Even though i never expected google to solve my problem, it surely did.. In a while, i could hear my hubby calling out in excitement saying “See, here is a perfect recipe!”…. And when i saw it, my happiness knew no bounds… It was actually another amazing street food recipe altogether… Easy and mouth watering too… Could not wait to try!!

So i made them for the weekend special dinner and thoroughly enjoyed making and gobbling them.. My hubby was double happy as he {along with google!} had solved my problem and also as he got to eat his favorite chat without potatoes.. This recipe is a must try for chat lovers and also for those who want to avoid potatoes in their diet.. Hope you enjoyed my story! Happy and Healthy Cooking!!

RECIPE:

Adapted fromtarladalal.com

Ingredients: {Makes 6 Masala Pavs}
6 Whole wheat Pav,slit vertically {You could use regular Pav too!}
6 tsp Butter

For the masala:
1/2 Tbsp Oil/ Butter
1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
2 large Onions, finely chopped {approx 1 Cup}
3 cloves of Garlic,minced
1/2 inch Ginger piece,minced
1/2 a medium capsicum,finely chopped {approx 1/2 Cup}
3 large Tomatoes,finely chopped {approx 2 Cups}
Salt to taste
1/2 Tbsp Red chilli Powder
1 Tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Serve with:
3 Tbsp finely chopped Onions
3 Tbsp finely chopped Tomatoes
2 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves
4 wedges of Lemon

Recipe:
1. Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds..

2. When cumin changes colour, add finely chopped onions and fry till translucent..

3. Add minced ginger – garlic and fry till the raw smell goes away..

4. Add finely chopped capsicum and fry till they change colour but does not lose the crunch..

5. Add tomatoes and allow it to cook till it turns mushy..

6. Add salt,red chilli powder and pav bhaji masala and cook till the mixture forms a thick gravy..

7. Mash the gravy slightly..

8. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice.. Keep aside..

9. For Masala Pav, you could follow two methods:
1. Fry the pav in 1 tsp butter and apply the masala on the inner side.. Place both the masala surfaces together and serve..

2. Take little of the masala and fry… Keep the open surface of the fried pav over the masala and coat it evenly over all sides…

10. Serve with raw onions,tomato,coriander leaves and lemon wedges..

Enjoy mumbai roadside food at home!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!



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