Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from India. It consists of a thick vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll. Its origins are in the state of Maharashtra.
History[change | change source]
The dish originated in the 1850s as lunchtime fast food for textile mill workers in Mumbai. Pav bhaji was later served at restaurants throughout the city. Pav bhaji is now available at different types of food providers, from simple pushcarts to formal restaurants. It may be found outside of India.
Variations[change | change source]
- Cheese pav bhaji, with cheese on top of the bhaji
- Fried pav bhaji, with the pav tossed in the bhaji
- Paneer pav bhaji, with paneer cheese in the bhaji
- Mushroom pav bhaji, with mushrooms in the bhaji
- Khada pav bhaji, with vegetable chunks in the bhaji
- Jain pav bhaji, without onions and garlic and with plantains instead of potatoes
- Kolhapuri pav bhaji, using a spice mix common in Kolhapur
- White pav bhaji, with no garam masala and no chilli powder
References[change | change source]
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- Rajesh, Monisha. "10 of the best street foods in Mumbai". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2 September 2015.