It’s the PAV that adds POW to these dishes !!!

Few days’ back I went out to eat Vada pav with my friends to this place near my house, I ordered for a Vada pav but when he said that pav was over 🙁  But I was so hungry that I told him to give it without the pav… While having the vada I missed the pav a lot… Thats when I realised the importance of Pav and how it can make or break an entire dish… This shows how incomplete the dishes feel when they aren’t served with Pav…

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Pav is a small, often round loaf of bread served at meals. Pav can be served and eaten whole or cut transversely and dressed with filling between the two halves. Pav is commonly served with many dishes all over India, especially Mumbai.

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Every Mumbaikar loves their pav and the dishes with what it is served. Let it be the famous Mumbai’s Vada Pav or the tastiest dish in the world Misal Pav…

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Below are famous streetfood dishes of Mumbai that are served with Pav…

  1. Vada Pav 

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Mumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep-fried in a gram flour batter. Along with hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small “Pav”. To read more about Vada Pav read our previous blog Click here

  1. Misal Pav

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Misal is a spicy curry made with mixed sprouts or moth beans (matki) and pav are buns (laadi pav). Misal is garnished with mix farsan (mix chiwda) on the top and also some topped with onion and tomatoes. Click here… to read more about Misal Pav…

3. Pav Bhaji

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Pav Bhaji is a fast meal for everyone… This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. Click here… to read more about pav bhaji…

4. Dabeli

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Dabeli is one of best chaat.  All the chutneys, potato filling, pomegranate and peanuts make it sweet, tangy, spicy and crunchy, a very filling sandwich. Originated from Kutch region of Gujarat and that’s why it’s called Kutchi  Dabeli. Dabeli means pressed or in hindi dabana is pressing, so its basically do the filling, press and eat.

5. Bhajji Pav

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Kanda Bhajji or Aloo Bhajji is famous Mumbai Street Food. Kanda Bhajji are onion fritters or onion pakoras & Aloo Bhajji are slices of potatoes sandwiched between the Pav. Further it’s mixed with, dry garlic chutney, sometimes also green chutney and served with fried green chilies.

6. Masala Pav 

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Masala pav, whoever invented Pav, will be awe-struck to see it being put to such good use! Quick and easy, stuffing spicy tomato-onion gravy inside butter-laden pavs makes masala pav. Sometimes, the pav is just roasted on the tava with butter, loads of coriander and pav bhaji masala.

7. Kheema Pav

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Kheema Pav, an Iranian speciality. Minced mutton cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, chillies and spices takes on many avatars. Topped with a crisply fried sunny side up egg, it is called kheema single fry. And scrambled with eggs, it is called ghotala.

8. Omelette Pav

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Omlette with diced onions, a pinch of salt, mirchi powder and garam masala accompanied with hunks of Pav. Night birds, clubbers and pretty much anyone who’s looking for a meal to cure hangover or hunger will keep coming back to Omlette Pavs. Best had when it is steaming hot straight out of the tawa. Click here to read more about Omlette Pav…

This shows how important Pav is and how it plays an important part in a dish without which all the above dishes are incomplete.

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