16 February 2015

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder|Spice mix


Pav Bhaji is a very famous North Indian fast food loved by Indians all over the world.It is one of those fast food that is not only quick to make but also quite healthy to eat.It can be enjoyed as a snack or as a meal in itself.Pav here means bread roll and bhaji means a mildly spicy vegetable curry made up of a potato-tomato gravy with a variety of vegetables thrown in and tossed in a glob of melting butter served with crunchy chopped onion,a dash of tarty lime juice ,handful of fresh cilantro leaves and served hot.IRRESTIBLE !!

However,what takes this fast food really to next level of drooling is the special blend of spices used ,known as "Pav Bhaji Masala".Though there are different versions of Pav Bhaji Masala,this spice mix can't be substituted with any garam masala or curry powder because by appearance Pav Bhaji may look all yummy and authentic but by taste it will undoubtedly fall apart.It is indeed the unique spice mix used, that brings out the genuine flavor of a pav bhaji in real sense.

This is my version which is inspired by my neighbor in India which I love it.

So,here is how I make my Pav Bhaji masala/powder :

Pav Bhaji Masala

Yields 4oz


Cumin seeds - 2-3 teaspoons
Coriander seeds - 2 tablespoons
Pepper - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
Black salt - 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds - 1tablespoon
 Amchur powder - 1 teaspoon
Dry Red chillies - 7-10
Cardamom - 2-3 nos
Cloves - 4 nos.
Cinnamon - 2"
Javitri/Mace - 1-2 nos.(optional)

 Method: Do watch my 4 min video that will show you HOW!

Do store it in an air tight container.You can also use this spice mix for making Tawa pulao,or stir fry etc.It is a multi use spice blend just like garam masala but not as a substitute.

Eat,love,live DELICIOUSLY,