There is no sincere love than the love offered by a delectable plate of Pav Bhaji. It's when you stroke the flavoursome gravy filled with spices, veggies and melted butter with a lightly toasted bun, the spell is broken...and the magic travels straight into your heart making this culinary experience rather enthralling.
Well, I think you can see that we take our food very seriously and when it's about Pav Bhaji, one of India's most regarded street food; the romance hits new levels as we go along trying the same dish from different places over and over again. But what remains constant is our allegiance and love for it.
It's safe to say that we have a place reserved for street food in our bellies especially for Pav Bhaji but it's still not quite safe to start stuffing our faces with it from our favourite joints in the city. Counter proposal; what if we bestow upon you 6 simple recipes (with an added twist) to make Pav Bhaji at home hassle-free? Good to see you getting on board with our idea. Now get your aprons ready because we are going to drop some serious gastronomical treat.
(Yes, we are still talking about Pav Bhaji...)
1. Pav Bhaji Fondue
The flavour of melted swiss cheese hot enough to warm your heart is a different kind of fond(ue)ness but when it's raining monsoon a delectable pot of good ol' Bhaji (made into a fondue) smooth enough to dip the bit-sized Pav in will make this weather and Pav Bhaji extra special. And if you still think cheese is irreplaceable here; Well, add some in the Bhaji fondue. The best of both worlds.
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2. Pav Bhaji Pizza
Two of the most preferred dishes, when combined in the most scrumptious way possible, can turn out to be the most delicious experiment of all time. Pav Bhaji Pizza is one such easy-to-make test-drive that results in yummy food noises every time you serve them right. Don't be a miser when it comes to cheese, use plentiful and make sure there's enough for everyone.
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3. Hariyali Pav Bhaji
It's quite difficult to find people who'd hate Pav Bhaji but it's quite easy to spot the ones who love it but can't devour this temptation like the rest...because health issues. Fret not, make this recipe of Hariyali Pav Bhaji your gateway to healthier street food. I know it might not give you the thrills as the classic one does but this is the next best alternative when your body can't handle it.
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4. Pav Bhaji Bruschetta
From Sanjeev Kapoor's kitchen to yours; A hearty portion of piquant Bhaji made with veggie goodness served on a baguette (a french loaf), baked and topped with cheese might be the perfect fusion recipe of all time. Why? Well, our Indian parents sure know how to stick to their roots and this innovation might be your only chance to introduce them to an Indie-french dish. And as far as you and your sibling are concerned, there's no way you could ever deny a dish that's dancing in cheese.
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5. Pav Bhaji Bombs
Remember when your sloppy hands caused a spilling accident whilst gulping down Pav Bhaji at your favourite joint? How embarrassing. Right? Well, that's not going to happen with Pav Bhaji Bombs made at home and it'll taste just the same...maybe even better. Just don't forget to watch the (w)hole video to find out what's what. Also, enjoy on our behalf.
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6. Pav Bhaji Pasta
This twisty quick-to-make recipe is brought to you by Ripudaman Handa, the winner of Masterchef India Season-3 through an even quicker video. I can't wait to make this one because not only it's simple but innovative and absolutely scrummy.
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Now that you are equipped enough to open your own little Pav Bhaji joint don't forget to invite us for lunch. We'll come with more such off-beat ideas and an empty belly, of course. See you soon!