Sardar’s Pav Bhaji @ Tardeo
“Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. The pav-bhaji is a spicy preparation with a mixture of vegetables, either whole or mashed, a generous dose of fresh tomatoes, a dollop of butter, optional toppings of cheese and dry-fruits and fresh fruits, consumed with warm bread gently or crispy fried in butter – an all-time, anytime favourite with Mumbaikars…Pav means bread. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and lightly toasted pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.”
We went for the cheese Pav bhaji, basically the traditional dish but covered with a decent amount of cheese as you can tell by the pics. As a extra bonus and perhaps a bit more tastier, a Masala Pav, it’s the same dish but premade, as in they slab the butter on the bun and add the Bhaji inside and toast it a but more, it was tasty! – I thought I would be able to eat a few buns of those, but the butter used here is clarified, has 100% of its properties and it’s for sure heavy – but worth the taste. You have to see how they prepare the Pav’s, there is a butter block on the center of a huge pan, breads are aligned on the side and they keep cleaning off with the breads the melted butter as it keeps coming out. It may sound heavy duty food, it is heavy duty food, but you must try this whenever you get the chance, it’s an iconic Indian dish.