Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, India, consisting of a vegetable curry served with a soft pull apart bread. The dish originated in the 1850s as a fast lunchtime dish for textile mill workers in Mumbai. Pav Bhaji was later served at Udupi restaurants throughout the city. Pav Bhaji is now offered at outlets from simple hand carts to formal restaurants in India and abroad. Pav Bhaji has many variations in ingredients and garnishes, but is essentially a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy cooked on a flat griddle (tava) served hot with a buttered soft white bread roll.
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Winters brings along better reasons to relish some awesome recipes. One such recipe that tastes amazing specially during winters in Pav Bhaji. My son is not a vegetables eater, so in a way, pav bhaji is the only dish through which i serve him the goodness of lots of vegetables. Though the dish is made through out the year but in winters we get a huge variety of vegetables that can be added which not just enhance the flavor of the bhaji, but also increases the quantity of nutrients consumed by the body.
Bhaji is served with fresh, soft, pull apart buns that can be served whole or roasted on tawa applying
little butter. Over all pav bhaji when served with chopped onions, butter and a dash of lemon is something to die for…. yummm!