Actor Kunal Kemmu is known to be fitness-conscious but once in a while he, too, finds a way around his strict dietary routine to indulge his taste buds. Recently, his wife and actress Soha Ali Khan shot a video of Kunal having the popular Maharashtrian snack, pav bhaji, for breakfast. Soha shared the video on Instagram and captioned the post, “The breakfast of champions???” The clip showed Kunal taking the first bite of the snack and fanning his mouth with his hand because the dish might have been too hot for the first bite.
The post was viewed over 2.5 lakh times within 3 hours of being posted.
The delicious pav bhaji is usually eaten as a snack during evening hours. Though it's supposed to be rich in calories, it's one of the smartest ways to cook vegetables together without compromising on the taste.
Pav bhaji is loved by people of all age groups and is cooked with different variations. It can be enjoyed as brunch, lunch, or even as dinner. A quintessential Indian snack, the best way to eat pav bhaji is to serve it with toasted buns, some chopped onions, and lemon with sliced tomatoes. The variant can be the standard one or spicy for the “champions” like Kunal. Click here for the recipe for a spicy pav bhaji.
The bhaji is a hearty mish-mash of vegetables and rustic spices finished off with a garnish of coriander leaves, a dollop of butter, and a lemon wedge. It is an amalgamation of a number of vegetables, including the ones you don't like to eat individually. If you are particular about your veggies, you can add vegetables of your choice or skip the ones you don't want to be included in bhaji. For a detailed guide on what vegetables to use to prepare a mouth-watering bhaji, click on this link.
If you are one of those who like to experiment with food, you can try this cheesy version of the pav bhaji. Paneer or cottage cheese is the star of this dish. Here's the recipe.
If you have never made pav bhaji at home, it's just the right time to rustle it up as the monsoon has arrived. Either you will marvel at your cookery or the people eating it will fan their mouths, just like Kunal.