Chatpata Masala Pav

Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

About Chatpata Masala Pav

A popular Mumbai street food with a spicy masala mixture stuffed in a pav bun/dinner roll!!
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings - 3

Ingredients
 

  • Potato or masala ingredients for masala
  • 3 Potatoes boiled and peeled medium
  • 1 Onion finely chopped medium
  • 1 large Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped jalapenos
  • 3 cloves Garlic grated
  • 1/4 cup Bell Pepper or capsicum chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida or hing hing
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter
  • Masala or pav ingredients for pav
  • 6 Pav Buns or rolls or dinner rolls
  • Salted Butter or masala, or pav extra for toasting the masala pav
  • Pav Bhaji Masala powder
  • Besan or sev fine sev
  • 1 lime Lemon
  • Peanuts or masala masala or salted
  • Onions finely chopped
  • leaves Garnishing or coriander coriander for
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Instructions
 

  • Preparing the potato masala Mash the boiled and peeled potatoes well and keep aside. Heat the oil and butter in a deep saucepan. Once the oil is hot, add the onions, green chillies and grated garlic.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Sauté on medium high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes till the onions are soft and raw smell of the garlic is gone. Once the onions are translucent and soft, add the chopped tomatoes and a little bit of salt and fry until they are cooked slightly.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now, add the dry masala powders; pav bhaji masala powder, chili powder and hing; give it a good stir. Fry again on medium low heat till the mixture is well fried and you can see oil/butter separating on the sides.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Stir in the mashed potatoes, chopped bell pepper and salt to taste; mix well. Add about ½ t o ¾ cup of water and mix again. Cook on medium high heat till the mixture is well incorporated and most of the moisture is gone.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Do not make it too dry; you need a moist (not watery) potato masala mixure. Remove from flame, add coriander leaves and stir well.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Assembling the masala pav Heat a griddle or tawa. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. Add about 1 teaspoon of pav bhaji masala powder and a few coriander leaves.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the butter has melted, slit the pav/dinner rolls and place it on the melted butter; fry both the halves for a few seconds till the pav buns are coated with the masala and butter!! Repeat with all the pav buns to be served.
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the pav buns are roasted, start layering the masala pav. Place the bottom half of the roasted pav on a serving plate. Place about 2 to 3 tablespoons of potato masala on the bottom half (depending upon how much each person prefers).
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now, top with the peanuts, finely chopped onions and sev, close with the other half the pav and serve immediately!! Enjoy with a cup of chai or coffee or even a glass of juice!!!
    Chatpata Masala Pav - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

  • Serve the masala pav hot.
  • Add spices like chili, Pav Bhaji masala powder and jalapenos according to your taste.
  • If you do not have Pav Bhaji masala powder, substitute with garam masala powder or any curry powder instead.
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