Thursday, February 11, 2010

Home made Paav with Paavbhaji masala-The most popular streetfood in India

  Bad weather has its own share of positive; it’s the best time to bake. I have been flirting with the idea of making pav bhaji for a while, and after trying out Sunitha’s recipe for bun and their whooping success it was inevitable. I shaped them into paav and made a hearty portion of bhaji which was received with a roar of excitement by my girl. Well, my daughter needs her share of experiment with the famous street food of India, won’t you agree?
Paavbhaji
I have enjoyed street food and am still very fond of them, like you can see. Pav bhaji tops the list. The pani puri, masala pav etc are all equally good and they all bring back a flood of memories. Times with friends. Money was difficult to come by those days but there was always enough for a plate of pav bhaji. Hot off the stove, enjoyed on a cool evening after the nasty heat spell of the day. Wash it down with some sugarcane juice and voila it’s the perfect fix.

For Paavbuns

 Follow our recipe here.  If you do not have White Lily flour you can also make them with the following differences.  When you keep making breads you will discover how to make your own changes.  We wanted to tell you this so that you may dare to experiment and come out with successful results every time you make bread.  Please feel free to ask us in case of questions.   

Tips:
1.All purpose flour and bread flour in 1:1 ratio.
2. More water, and less milk, making the final water content the same.
3.When you reduce the fat content you can use less yeast, say for ~7 cups of flour ,I only used 2 packets of yeast. ( yes I made a bigger batch this time !)
Paav bun

For Paavbhaji masala :

Ingredients:

Onion- 1
Garlic crushed- 5-6cloves
Tomato- 1
oil-2 tbsp
Frozen green peas- 1/2 cup
Bellpepper(finely chopped)-2 tbsp
Potato- 1
Cabbage- 1 small piece
Cauliflower florets- 1/3 cup
Beans- 4-5
Carrot- 1 small
Paavbhaji masala- 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 2 tsp/acc to your spice level
Butter- 2-3 Tbsp
Criander leaves- for garnishing
Lemon wedges-for serving
Finely chopped onions-For serving

Method:

1.Coarsely chop all the veggies except green peas and bell pepper and cook them in a pressure cooker with a little water and salt.If you are planning to cook on steam then chop them finely.
2.Heat oil in a pan and saute the finely chopped onions.
3.When it starts turning golden brown,throw in the crushed garlic and saute till the raw smell leaves.
4.Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan.
5.throw in the green peas and chopped bellpepper into this and saute well.
6.Add the masala powder and chilli powder and stir till the raw smell leaves.
7.When the veggies are cooked mash them well and pour it into the masala mixture.
8.Stir well and add little more water if required.
9.Boil this and cook for 8-10 minutes on low heat.
10.Add the butter and stir well.
11.Serve warm with sprinkles coriander leaves on top.
12.It is bettr tokeep the pan on a low-heated stove while you serve it with hot paav buns.
13.heat a pan and apply butter, keep the paav buns, that is cut into halves with cut ends facing the pan. Take out and serve warm with the paavbhaji masala.
14.usually we also serve some chopped onions and lemon wedges sprinkled with chopped coriander leaves with the masala.

Paavbhaji


Contributor : Namitha

61 comments:

  1. i make bhaji at home but never tried making pav from scratch . but i have to say your pav looks so professionally made , they look so soft and i think this is a must try recipe , will bookmark this

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  2. Namitha...this looks so yummy...my favorite street food !!!

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  3. This looks so yummy!!!! pav bhaji is one of my favourite and after looking at your lovely recipe and pics...I am really craving for pav bhaji now:) Is it possible to send me some? :)

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  4. I saw so many Buns/rolls baked and posted in blogs today, including me baking them at home, not yet posted! :D

    Buns look fabulous, Bhaji with Pav is my fave, sometimes I make them for dinner, kids eat it like Veg stuffed Burgers! :)

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  5. Street food which can morph into lunch/dinner or whatever we choose it to be. Love the way they look.

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  6. Just yesterday, I posted pav bhaji but yours look so delicious that too with homemade buns, it is very perfect..nice post dear

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  7. U made thse at home,gr8 job dear...i never tried at home.looks perfect and my fav too...

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  8. Wow looks very yummy, wish I lived next door to grab some of those wonderful looking Pavs!!!

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  9. Looks delicious and the pav has turned out soo good. One of my favorite dishes.

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  10. Indian hamburgers?! Look very delicious and comforting.

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  11. perfect homemade pav with bhaji.lovely and relishing.

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  12. Ohh.. lovely!!.. I'm feelong sooo hungry now!;)... just fantastic!!:).. excellent pics!!:)

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  13. I too start baking when the weather is bad...although my attempts tend to fail miserably sometimes :( dear your pav buns have turned out just perfect...so fluffy and soft, I am going to try out your recipe next time when I am in the mood for baking :)

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  14. Looks great.Would love to have it too.

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  15. paav looks great! Great into to street food for your daughter!

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  16. I am doing good....ur pav bhaji looks awesome :)

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  17. Awesome both pav and bhaji... reall tempting and u made me hungry and mouthwaters yah...

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  18. Paav looks very soft and perfectly baked...Home made paav makes a huge difference,adds tons of flavors....Very Nice entry...

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  19. Nothing will beat these home made paav and bhaji na.....mouthwatering here..

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  20. Pav Bhaji is my son's favorite. I never made pav at home. Looks gorgeous. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  21. Would be great for a quick evening meal...looks very mouth-watering:)

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  22. Another delicious dish! This looks so yummy...I have to try makig this soon!

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  23. looks very yummy I wish I could take one from the pics.
    Hugs!

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  24. looks very yummy I wish I could take one from the pics.
    Hugs!

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  25. I would love to try one! They sound and look so good!

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  26. The paavbuns & the filling look so good,...so appetizing!!

    Lovely street food!

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  27. Looks amazing and so delicious.My mouth is watering.

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  28. wow..pav bhaji...drooling here..why don't we stars living next door...we'll just pass eachother everyday something...

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  29. Pav looks perfect.. iam just drooling over the pics..This is one of my fav foods.

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  30. Love all of the veggies and spices in this recipe!

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  31. Home-madepav & bhaji combo is the best :) those pics are making me hungry!

    Siri

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  32. i luv pavbaji
    i like to eat it on streets
    just now went through ur blog
    you are doing amazing job
    http://gunturtraditions.blogspot.com/

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  33. Awesome! I love the complex flavors of Indian food. I know that I would really enjoy this sandwich. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Oh u make me crave for pavbajji now! Looks perfect!

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  35. *Opens mouth and a big chomp* Aah! *chomp* yummy! At this rate, I'll keep on chomping!

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  36. wow I love this its perfect your a talented girl lol

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  37. my family's favourite.looks very nice.drooling.

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  38. I love Pav Bhaji... to be frank have not even made the bhaji from scratch... always use the Sanjeev Kapoor mix for pav bhaji masala and go for store bought pav... this just looks perfect... need to try this out...Thanks for sharing!

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  39. They look perfect esp the home made pav buns,should try it at home...looks delicious and tempting,nice clicks...

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  40. you got them nice dear..nicely doen pav's...Love to have pav bhaji anytime..

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  41. Perfect homemade paavs will try soon. lovely clicks and bhaji looks tempting.

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  42. Pav bhaji is making me hungry.....very inviting clicks...

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  43. this loooks awesomeeeeeeeee...I love paav bhaji, this is one of my favorite street foods, :)..love the clicks (as always).

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  44. Making pav at home is on my to do list, your pavs have come out perfect! Bhaji looks mouth watering!

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  45. pav has come out perfect n yummy...n the masala looks so tempting!

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  46. Kothipichu sheriyaki allo..Ithu njan enthayalum try cheyyum..Ente favourite anu..Eppol try cheyum enu eppol parayunilla..I m not sure.
    I have an award for you two ...

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  47. wow, this looks aaaammmmaaazing! :)

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  48. My hub's fav food....Fotos kanumbozhe angottoru side valivundu appo munpil kitiyalulla avasda ho...

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  49. Oh wow!!! yummy yumm and nice pics as always..
    Please collect your awards from Vazhayila dea..!!!!

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  50. Dear, you have award waiting at my blog. Please do drop in to collect it.

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  51. wow this pav bhaji buns luk soooooo yummy, i love thm...nice recipe namitha...

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  52. yummilacious pav bhaji....Looks very tempting in this weather.

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  53. Thanks for the tips on puli dear . I will definitely try the kerala stores and buy it...

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  54. oh wow! I make bhaji at home but never tried making paav. Thanks for the tips.. I am not much of a baker (or any baker :D) but I am really tempted to give this paav recipe a try.

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  55. oh, these are so scrumptious with the homemade buns!

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  56. Lovely street food!
    happy weekend

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  57. we love paav Bhaji... but never tried making the bun at home... this looks really good... and as you said in kerala we love this bun with our evening tea... looks like this is a definite give it a try one...

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  58. my fav..ethu kazhikn vendi pandu exhibition kanan poyya team aanu njan..

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  59. WOW... Who doesnt like pav bhaji?!!!! Yummy delicious street food that makes me crave over n over... Loved ur clicks.. I just bought a pack of pav bhaji masala.. Will make it soon :)

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  60. Ohh, I want one! They look so good. Especially the buns!

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