Mumbai Pav Bhaji/ Mashed vegetables in butter!
Pav Bhaji is one of most enjoyed street food of Mumbai, India. Pav translates to bread and bhaji is a vegetable dish. The origin of this dish is traced to textile mill workers in Mumbai in the 1850s.The mill workers used to have lunch breaks too short for a full meal, and a light lunch was preferred to a heavy one, as the employees had to return to strenuous physical labor after lunch. A vendor created this dish using items or parts of other dishes available on the menu. (WIKI) The bhaji made today is a medley of mashed vegetables of the consistency of sloppy joes. On the streets of Mumbai, the vendors cook it on a big flat pan smashing the vegetables as they flavor with the spices. The unhealthy but tasty element is the oodles of butter added. Also the bulk of the dish is mashed potatoes.I have tried to make it healthy by going easy on the butter and using mashed cauliflower as the base of the dish. I also made Gluten Free Pav to go with it. Recipe is here . Ingredients: 1