Monday, September 17, 2012

Paw Bhaji/Bread and vegetable curry

Paw Bhaji, Stomach full , tasty Dish,Easily available at any corner of Mumbai and on high Demand not only in INDIA but also in other countries like UK ,China ,Switzerland and the travel is On. One of the famous Dish that tops the chart on the menu of street food in India. I would recommend to try this at least once at Juhu Beach. Its a food that especially originated to assist people in saving the cooking time and also providing filling meal. Its too easy to prepare. Please do not drop your jaws Down if you do not have paw bhaji masala. Am going to share a very simple recipe For this Maharashtrian cuisine.

This recipie will serve 4
cooking time -20 min

  • Paw ladi or Bread Buns- 8
  • Cheese of your choice.(optional)
  • Butter-1/2 stick
  • Potatoes- 4 medium size
  • Cauliflower- 1 cup
  • Carrots - 3 large 
  • peas- 1/2 cup
  • Cottage cheese/Paneer- 2/4 cup (optional)
  • Green Chilli- 3 finely Chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tea spoon
  • Tomatoes- 1/2 cup chopped/ pureed
  • Onion- 1 sliced, 2 finely chopped
  • lemon
  • Coriander leaves- shredded
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tea spoon
  • Coriander powder -2 tea spoon
  • Zeera powder/cumin powder-1 tea spoon
  • Pepper powder- 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black Salt


  • Boil peeled Potatoes, Cauliflower and carrots. Do not throw away the water, keep it for future use as a vegetable stock.
  • In a pan heat the butter/oil .
  • Add green chillies and chopped onions. saute for 30 sec
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for next 30 sec
  • At this point add all the masalas and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes/puree and fry till tomato and oil separates
  • At this point of time add all the boiled vegetables ,peas and paneer . mash them thoroughly.
  • Add salt and 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • Let the bhaji simmer until we get a thin paste like consistency.
  • Turn off the heat.
For the Paw:
  • one conventional way is to apply butter on both sides, slit the paw from the middle and toast it on the tawa on both sides.
  • European Touch: Apply Parmesan Cheese on the paws and toast them on a toaster until light brown colour appears. Or
  • Apply the cheese paste on the paws Or
  • Can bake the paws with mozerrela cheese/Gouda Cheese until cheese melts Or
For Serving :
  • In a plate serve the bhaji, sprikle onion,coriander, jest of lemon and a little balck salt over it
  • Serve the bread and garnish with sliced onion.

Paw Bhaji is ready to be served.Serve it Hot !!!!!!! Enjoy and Happy cooking :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit