Pav bhaji is a fast food from the state of Maharashtra, it simply means pav i.e. bread with “bhaji” i.e vegetables. This mouth watering dish has many variations in the ingredients that can be used. However, the original that is a spicy mashed mixture of vegetables cooked in spices (pav bhaji masala) along with hot soft bread loaded with butter.
Pav bhaji, a popular street food of India, is incomplete without Pav Bhaji masala. It is a blend of spices – red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, black cardamom, dry mango powder, fennel seeds and turmeric powder. Not just in pav bhaji, this aromatic masala can also be used to spice up curries, stir-fries, rice preparations etc.