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Pav bhaji Bruschetta

 

Pav bhaji Bruschetta | How to make Pav bhaji Bruschetta is a fusion recipe that combines Mumbai style pav bhaji and bruschetta in one to make a lipsmacking good snack.

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer that is made with grilled bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil and has toppings of veges, tomatoes and cheese.

Whereas, Pav bhaji is a famous street food of Maharashtra that is spicy, full of vegetables and is served with buttered dinner rolls/pav.

We once had this amazing bruschetta at a restaurant here in Mumbai, and we loved the concept of mixing two cuisines. It tasted yummilicious and I decided to try this at home.

Earlier I experimented with pav bhaji and converted it into Pav bhaji Fondue.

Moreover you may make this bruschetta recipe using leftover pav bhaji put to good use.

Pav bhaji Bruschetta

Let’s move on to make step by step recipe to make bruschetta.

Clean, wash and chop all the vegetables mentioned above. In a pressure cooker add water and salt and bring it to boil.

Add all chopped vegetables except green peas to it (I add green peas in to the cooker along with all veges as my family prefers that way).

Pressure cook vegetables on high upto 2 whistles. Now lower the flame and cook for about 10 minutes.

Switch off the flame and keep it to cool. Once the pressure is released, mash the vegetables. Keep this aside.

Blanch green peas with some salt and keep aside.

Now make masala/gravy for bhaji/vegetables.

Take some butter and  oil in a pan. Put ginger garlic and chilli paste. Saute well.

Next add chopped onions sauté till it becomes translucent. Add salt at this stage as this will cook onions faster and give it a nice light brown colour.

It’s time to add kashmiri red chilly powder, coriander powder,  pav bhaji masala, and turmeric powder. Give it a gentle mix.

Mix grated tomatoes into onions and cook well till oil separates from the masala. Keep this aside.

Take previously made mashed vegetables and mix into this onion tomato masala.

 Saute on high flame for few minutes. Now you can add blanched green peas at this stage, i haven’t as i added it into pressure cooker along with all the vegetables. Mix well.

Add lemon juice and switch off the flame. Your Pav bhaji is ready.

For making Bruschetta

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes on 180 degrees.

Cut the garlic bread into bruschetta size pieces.

Apply butter on every piece of bread. First bake this for 10 minutes. Remove and top each piece with pav bhaji. Cover it with mix of  processed & mozzarella cheese.

 

Grill the all pieces of bruschetta for about 5-6 minutes.

Garnish the bruschetta with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and some lemon.

Serve this hot.

Notes :

You can use any bread loaf for making Bruschetta. It can be a  simple baguette, a french loaf or even pav/ dinner rolls.

For making pav bhaji Bruschetta you need to keep the consistency of pav bhaji a bit thicker than usual one.

You can use leftover pav bhaji to make this bruschetta.

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Pav bhaji Bruschetta

Pav bhaji Bruschetta is a fusion recipe that combines Mumbai style pav bhaji and italian bruschetta in one to make a lipsmacking good snack that can be made under 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Starter
Cuisine: Indian, Italian
Keyword: Fusion Snack, How to make Pav bhaji bruschetta, Party snack, Pav bhaji Bruschetta, Under 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

For Pav bhaji

  • Onion 1
  • Potato 1
  • Cauliflower 1/4 cup
  • Cabbage 1/4 cup
  • Grean peas 1/4 cup
  • Capsicum 1/4 cup
  • Bottle gourd 1/4 cup
  • Green peas/matar shelled 1/4 cup
  • French Beans 1/4 cup
  • Carrots 1/4 cup
  • Tomato 1
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder 1 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic minced 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil 2 tsp
  • Salt according to the taste
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green chilly Chopped into small pieces 1 piece
  • Butter 2 tbsp

For bruschetta

  • Garlic bread 1 loaf
  • Mozzarella cheese + Processed Cheese grated 1/4 cup
  • Butter as required to apply on garlic bread pieces

For garnishing

  • Coriander Chopped handful
  • Onion chopped finely 1
  • Lemon wedges few

Instructions

To make pav bhaji

  • Clean, wash and chop all the vegetables mentioned above. In a pressure cooker add water and salt and bring it to boil.
  • Add all chopped vegetables except green peas to it (I add green peas in to the cooker along with all veges as my family prefers that way).
  • Pressure cook vegetables on high upto 2 whistles. Now lower the flame and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and keep it to cool. Once the pressure is released, mash the vegetables. Keep this aside.
  • Blanch green peas with some salt and keep aside.
  • Now make masala/gravy for bhaji/vegetables.
  • Take some butter and  oil in a pan. Put ginger garlic and chilli. Saute well.
  • Next add chopped onions sauté till it becomes translucent. Add salt at this stage as this will cook onions faster and give it a nice light brown colour.
  • It’s time to add kashmiri red chilly powder, coriander powder,  pav bhaji masala, and turmeric powder. Give it a gentle mix.
  • Mix grated tomatoes into onions and cook well till oil separates from the masala. Keep this aside.
  • Take previously made mashed vegetables and mix into this onion tomato masala.
  • Saute on high flame for few minutes. Now you can add blanched green peas at this stage, i haven’t as i added it into pressure cooker along with all the vegetables. Mix well.
  • Add lemon juice and switch off the flame. Your Pav bhaji is ready.

For making Bruschetta

  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes on 180 degrees.
  • Cut the garlic bread into bruschetta size pieces.
  • Apply butter on every piece of bread.
  • First bake this for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and top each piece with pav bhaji. Cover it with mix of  processed & mozzarella cheese.
  • Grill the all pieces of bruschetta for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Garnish the bruschetta with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and some lemon.
  • Serve this hot.

Notes

You can use leftover pav bhaji to make this bruschetta.

 

 

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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    You could name this recipe “Mumbai meets Italy” …lol.

    Such a unique way to combine 2 totally different cuisines. An easy recipe and can be added to any party menu. Awesome post in nutshell.

  2. Pavani

    5 stars
    That is such a unique and innovative idea of using pav bhaji as bruschetta topping. Looks so inviting and delicious.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Pavani. It was indeed yummilicious.

  3. Rhonda Albom

    5 stars
    I love the pav bhaji flavours. This makes a great snack

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that Rhonda.Thank you for writing in.

  4. Melanie Varey

    What’s great idea. I love the fresh crunch of bruschetta and also love the wide array of tasty veg in the topping- I’m sure this is just delicious!

    1. Lata Lala

      It indeed is Melanie. Thank you for writing in.

  5. Paolo Paolo

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Tried this yesterday and they were amazing!

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear that Paolo. Thank you for trying it.

  6. Lillie

    5 stars
    What an amazing marriage of Indian and Italian cuisine! I love the turmeric flavor and the complexity of the components.

  7. Erin

    5 stars
    Great way to get lots of vegetables while feeling like you are indulging! And cooking in the instant pot makes it so easy!

  8. amrita

    5 stars
    One more successful experiment on Pav bhaji… This pav bhaji bruschetta is perfect for any home-based parties.. Love your fusion recipes.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear that Amrita. Yes true I am bit obsessed with pav bhaji experiments
      Thank you for stopping by.

  9. archana

    5 stars
    Wow! that isa delicious snack! Best of both the worlds! Will love to snack on this or even make a meal out of it.

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed Archana it’s kind best of both worlds. Thank you for writing in.

  10. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    What a wonderful way to use the bhaji of pav bhaji. With the addition of cheese and extra topping, it definitely looks very tempting. A wonderful recipe to serve as a starter or use up leftover bhaji.

    1. Lata Lala

      We thoroughly enjoyed this fusion recipe Mayuri. Thank you for stopping by.

  11. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Thats finger-licking fusion recipe and an amazing party pleaser!Cruncy bread and a spicy topping,a perfect snack!

  12. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    What a unique recipe! Pav bhaji is my all-time favorite. I will eat anything with pav bhaji curry! This bruschetta and bhaji combo sounds interesting…

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed it’s a best recipe so far with bruschetta Uma. Do try this.
      Thank you.

  13. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    That is such a fun fusion recipe. I always have leftover bhaji whenever I make pav bhaji and this is a great way to serve it as a after school snack for my boys.

    1. Lata Lala

      True that Sandhaya. It works well with leftover pav bhaji also.
      Thank you for writing in.

  14. I think this dish is best served at the get together as a starter, not messy finger food people like to have. Loving the fusion flavours here.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Jagruti. Indeed it’s a crowd pleaser recipe.

  15. Padma Veeranki

    5 stars
    In general bruschetta and pav bhaji are my favourites and this fusion has taken it to the next level…Love all the flavours going on there…such an interesting combo!

  16. sapana

    5 stars
    Wow, such a wonderful fusion of both worlds. Pav bhaji bruschetta is such a wonderful idea to have a yummy snack or light meal.

  17. Lathiya

    5 stars
    This is a nice twist on normal Bruschetta. I loved how you used Pav Bhaji to make Bruschetta.

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