Masala pav

Posted on September 29, 2009. Filed under: Chaat | Tags: , |

Masala pav is a spicy blend of tomato onion gravy cooked and stuffed inside butter laden pavs.
Every pav bhaji vendor serves his own version of Masala Pav so that each one tastes different but equally delicious.
Very often the pav bhaji gravy is tossed with pieces of pav and served with a slice of lemon.
It is a spicy way to serve bread. Quick and easy!

Preparation Time : 5 mins.
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Makes 4 pavs.

4 laddi pavs (small squares of white bread)
2 tablespoons butter
For the masala
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 capsicum, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon black salt (sanchal)
1/2 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
2 tablespoons butter
salt to taste
For the garnish
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
lemon wedges
For the masala
1. Heat the butter in a pan and sauté the onion and capsicum till the onion is translucent.
2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté for a further 5 minutes.
3. Add the black salt, pav bhaji masala, and salt and mix well.
4. Keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Slice each pav into half horizontally. Heat the butter on a tava (griddle) and grill the pav on both sides till crisp.
2. Add the cooked masala and coat the pav in it.
3. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander and lemon wedges.

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