Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Day 33 - Homemade Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish that originated in Indian Marathi cuisine. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick vegetable and potato based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, hot chilli peppers and bread, which is usually buttered on all sides. This was my first time having the dish. My fiancée's family's friend made it and brought it over on the last day of my visit to the USA. The vegetable curry was loaded on to a buttered and heated slice of bread which I rolled up and ate with gusto. The curry had a texture akin to chilli con carne and the flavour was incredibly rich. It could honestly sit amongst the finest vegetable currys I've eaten. Sweet and salty, sour and spicy, it hit all of the key elements for good Asian cuisine. The depth of flavour was also impressive; like it had been cooking for days, with all of the flavours melding together perfectly. The only criticism of the sandwich was the bread. It's supposed to be served on white rolls. If it had been, it would have received a 10 for sure.

Description: Pav Bhaji garnished with coriander, chopped onion and hot chilli peppers
Location: Future in-law's house, Sugar Land, Texas
Accompaniments: Water (lots and lots)
Companion: Many
Rating: 9/10

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