Quick Pav Curry

31 May

Quick Pav Curry.

This is a quick curry for pav instead of making bhaji which takes a long time. Here couple of vegetables are chopped up finely and cooked till soft. A freshly ground masala powder is added for taste. The curry is sandwiched between two slices of pav bread and served immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Quick Pav Curry.


Green Bell Pepper 1 Small
Tomato 1 Large
Onion 1 Small
Fresh Peas 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Caraway Seeds 1/4 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 1
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Clove 1
Cinnamon 1/4 inch Stick
Salt to taste
Cilantro few Sprigs
Pav / Bread 2
Oil 1 tsp
Butter 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, discard seeds and finely chop the bell pepper.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Wash, remove stems and finely chop the cilantro leaves.

Grind red chile, coriander seeds, clove and cinnamon into fine powder using spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and caraway seeds.
Then stir in chopped onion and cook till onion turns translucent.
Then add chopped bell pepper and cook till bell pepper turns just soft.
Now add ginger garlic paste, ground masala powder and fry for few seconds.
Finally add tomato, peas and fry till tomato breaks a little.
Add red chilli powder, and salt.
Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and remove from heat.

Slice the pav into two.
Apply butter to both slices and place them on hot flat pan.
Toast the sliced pav on both sides till they turn light golden brown in color.
Serve the toasted pav with quick bhaji.
Notes: Make sure to cook the vegetables right.

Suggestions: If the curry is too moist, cook for some more time to remove any excesss moisture.
Variations: For more spice, add few pinches of garam masala or red chile powder and cook for another minute.
Other Names: Quick Pav Curry.

11 Responses to “Quick Pav Curry”

  1. Malathi A June 1, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    Its simple and easy to make..Let me try this weekend…

  2. Hema June 1, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    Tempting and lovely curry. I always use the readymade pav mix. Need to try yours.

  3. Hari Chandana June 1, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    a new one for me and sounds simple and quick.. the platter is superb.. I am really drooling and now I am again hungry 😉

  4. Dr. Rajan June 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Good and simple.
    I will try this on sunday.
    If you accept I will send some message about Madurai & Chettinad preparations.

  5. Ravindra Kamath June 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    It sounds good but what is caraway seeds I will prepare this at home.

    I request you to put some alternate names which is not known by so that we can prepare the food shown by you as it is


  6. Raji June 2, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    @Malathi A do give it a try.
    @Hema thank you. do try.
    @Hari Chandana it sure is quick. thank you so much.
    @Dr. Rajan give it a try. check your mail
    @Ravindra Kamath thank you. i was planning for a glossary. meanwhile

  7. Krishnan June 2, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    Sounds easy and simple. Will try it next sunday and revert !!

  8. Raji June 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    @Krishnan did u give it a try yet?

  9. shwetaMayur June 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    hmmmmmmmmm its very easy 2 prepare.and very tasty……………….

  10. shaikh naseer ahmed June 11, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    i tried this it is yammmmmmmm and simple very easy to prepare exclent …. all viewers give a try

  11. Angel December 16, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    I’ll try this weekend. good to take it to work. Keep up UR good work.


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