Tangy Brinjal Pav Bhaji

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

The pride of Mumbai is this extremely spicy and zesty street food: Pav Bhaji. This crowd favourite street snack is found in almost every corner of Mumbai and equally loved in other parts of the country too!  

This authentic pav bhaji is so tempting, that it will make us drool right away! The fresh, tasty brinjals and the remaining veggies cooked along with a dash of tangy tomato paste imparts an aromatic flavour to the dish. 

This Brinjal Pav Bhaji is an innovative twist to the regular bhaji masala. You can serve this hot, spicy Pav Bhaji Masala with toasted buns/paavs.

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  • 1 - large chopped onion
  • 1 - chopped capsicum
  • 1.5 cups - cubed brinjals (eggplant)
  • 2-3 - medium chopped potatoes
  • 1 cup - chopped carrots (for a sweetish-spicy taste)
  • 1 cup - chopped beetroot (optional; good for colour)
  • 2-3 drops - red-orange food-colour (if beetroot is avoided)
  • 1/2 cup - green peas
  • 2 cups - tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - paav-bhaji or kitchen-king masala
  • 1 tbsp - chaat masala
  • Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
  • Onion rings, sliced lime, butter slices and chopped coriander leaves to garnish

How to Make Tangy Brinjal Pav Bhaji

  • Fry onions in heated oil till light brown, followed by capsicum.
  • After a minute of cooking and stirring, add powder spices and cook for a minute before adding the tomato paste.
  • Fry well for 1-2 minutes and then add the remaining veggies.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle on high flame. Simmer for 6-8 minutes.
  • Open carefully and mash well.
  • Add salt, sugar and pepper to taste and the food colour. Stir well.
  • Garnish with butter dollops, coriander, sliced lemon and/or chillies, etc.
  • Serve with hot butter-roasted buns/paavs.