Mumbai style pav bhaji masala

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Pav Bhaji is one of the most iconic street foods in Mumbai. Here is how you could easily make it at home.

Pav/buns as required
2 potatoes (boiled and mashed)
¼ cup bell pepper
1 small cup of tomatoes
¼ cup fresh green peas
3-4 tbsp butter
1 ½ tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
¾ tbsp turmeric powder
1 ½ tbsp pav bhaji masala powder
½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
Kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves
½ onion
Coriander leaves as required

Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan
Add finely chopped bell pepper, tomatoes, fresh green peas and mashed potatoes
Add some salt too
Sauté well
Into it pour ¼ cup water
Cook for 3 minutes with the lid on
Mash the vegetables together when the water reduces well Now add 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder, ¼ tsp Kasuri methi, ½ tsp turmeric powder and 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala powder
Sauté for 2 minutes
Slide this masala to the side and make space in the middle of the pan
Heat 1 tsp butter
Into it add ¼ tsp chilli powder, turmeric powder, Kasuri methi, ½ tsp pav bhaji masala powder, onion and chopped coriander leaves
Mix and stir well
Now mix this with the masala gravy
Add ginger-garlic paste
Pour ¼ cup water
Allow the gravy to boil well for at least 4 minutes
Add more coriander leaves
Mix well and turn off the flame
Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp butter in another pan
Add a pinch of chilli powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala powder, Kasuri methi and coriander leaves
Sauté for a few seconds
Cut the bun or pav in half
Press both sides of the buns on this flavoured butter
Serve the pavs with bhaji masala and some chopped onions too Enjoy the dish while it is hot.

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