Mumbai Street Style Cheese Pav Bhaji Recipe is a simple and tasty Pav Bhaji Recipe cooked the regular way and topped with a lot of cheese. The highlight is the topping of cheese and salted butter over the masala and cheese.
When I decided to make a street food platter from the streets of Mumbai and ended up making only varieties of Pav Bhaji. The other dishes were completely different and maybe that's what made me end up making different Pav Bhajis that seem to be popular on the streets of Mumbai.
My basic Pav Bhaji recipe is very straightforward using store-bought Pav Bhaji masala with mashed vegetables. I have read and seen so many other ways of making the bhaji, including different vegetables plus or minus. I know the bhaji having beets seem to be the popular street food version. However, I knew it will be tough with my kids not liking beets.
What makes the Mumbai Street Style Cheese Pav Bhaji so delicious?
Well, let me share what actually makes this one so delicious! The salted butter and loads of cheese on top makes it out of the world! Out of the different versions sold on the menu, I shortlisted some of those recipes and this cheese pav bhaji is one of those that had Amul Salted Butter with loads of grated cheese on top.
On the day I planned to make this Mumbai Street Food menu, I also decided I would try some different bhaji recipes. So each of it was done slightly differently and it really made all the difference with the added change each recipe is supposed to have. I had shared a different Pav Bhaji recipe from the basic Pav Bhaji recipe I normally make.
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Cheese Pav Bhaji | Mumbai Street Style Cheesy Pav Bhaji
For the Bhaji
- 2 tsp Butter
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1/4 cup Potatoes boiled and mashed
- 1/2 cup Carrot, Beans
- 1 cup Tomatoes
- 1.5 cups Onion finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Capsicum finely chopped
- 3 to 4 nos Green Chilies chopped finely
- 1 tbsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Amchur Powder
- Salt to taste
- Water as needed
- Pav Buns
- Cheese as needed grated
- Amul Salted Butter as needed
- Onion for serving
- Coriander Leaves for garnishing
Making the Bhaji
- Bring about 1 cup of water to boil and cook the potatoes, carrots, beans, and tomatoes. Add salt and simmer till done.
- Once the vegetables are cooked, allow to cool and mash it well.
- Heat a nonstick pan with oil and butter. Add the finely chopped onions, green chilies, and capsicum.
- Saute till everything is well done. Takes about 5 mins on high. Make sure you keep stirring the vegetables.
- Add all the spice powders and simmer to cook till the oil comes out on the sides.
- Next, add the mashed vegetables and combine everything together.
- Simmer for 10 mins, add finely chopped coriander leaves.
Toasting the Pav
- Heat a tawa and apply butter.
- Slice the Pav Buns and toast it in butter.
Serving the Cheese Pav Bhaji
- On the serving plate, place the toasted pav.
- Spoon in the hot bhaji, add the Amul butter, some more coriander leaves, and grated cheese over it
- Serve with onions, lemon wedges, and pav right away.