Pav Bhaji

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  • 30 Jun - 06 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

Pav bhaji is a popular street food from Maharashtra, India consisting of a thick vegetable curry, fried and served with a soft bread roll. The dish originated in the 1850s as a fast lunchtime dish for textile mill workers in Mumbai. Pav bhaji was later served at restaurants throughout the city, and is now offered at outlets from simple hand carts to formal restaurants in India and abroad. This hot, spicy and flavourful curry is served with crunchy onions and slivers of lime, coupled with buttered, just-off-the-tawa brad. While Maharashtrians claim to invent this much-loved dish, different parts of India have added their own flavours and variations to it, but it is essentially a thick spiced mixture of mashed vegetables served hot with a soft white bread roll, usually cooked on a flat griddle. A 100g serving of pav bhaji provides approximately 110 calories; 6g fat, 2g of protein, 12g of carbohydrate, 6mg of cholesterol, 180mg of potassium, 2.5 of fibre and 438mg of sodium.