August is already here! Can you believe it? The year is fast approaching its end already. The weather is hot and beautiful here in the States but back home, it is raining cats and dogs and the monsoon has finally in full swing there! Monsoon reminds me of all the spicy and chat-pata food that we used to have in Delhi. Street food! Yassss! And what screams street food more than Pav Bhaji?! Very few things, in my opinion! So today, that’s the recipe that I am going to share with you. A healthier version of Pav Bhaji.
Trust me, there are very few things better than having a bowl of hot bhaji with some buttered soft pavs! Very few things, indeed!
Let me tell you how I used to see Pav Bhaji. A mish-mash of vegetables, including pumpkins and bottle gourd (which I totally dislike!) laden with loads and loads of butter. I was ignorant. I knew very little about the kitchen and cooking itself. I realize now, that it does not have to be that – pumpkin-y and unhealthy!
Pav Bhaji to me is a very versatile dish. You can add whichever vegetables you want and also how much butter/oil you want to use. I have realized that you can ‘enjoy’ Pav Bhaji without feeling guilty. I mean just look at that!
Last week, I had a few vegetables lying around in the fridge. And I always have pav bhaji masala in my pantry as I use it to add an extra kick to pulao, masala rice or stir fries. So I grabbed some burger buns from the local grocery store and decided to surprise Nishant with some delicious Pav Bhaji for dinner. I find that it’s easier to find buns rather than pavs here. Plus the buns here are softer.
It is so easy, you would want to make this a regular. Just a few chopped onions and some slivers of lemon are all you need to complete the meal!
So without further ado, let’s get started with it!
Remember, you can add or mix and match the vegetables that you want to use. You can add any of your choice.
If you are feeling indulgent, top it with a blob of butter!! The point is to enjoy your food!
I hope you enjoyed my quick and delicious recipe. Do give this a try and share your experiences with me!
Till next time..