Do you like mushrooms? Then you will like this super delicious snack mushroom masala pav too. Pav is nothing but a locally made bread in India. Its shape is little different from other loaves of bread and it comes at a lower price. Such locally made pav is very popular in Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, and Goa. It becomes more popular due to Pav Bhaji, famous street food of Mumbai. You have definitely tried this too. Did you? Okay now, let’s talk about mushroom masala pav.
Actually, here mushroom masala is used as a stuffing material for preparing this food. Edible button mushrooms are delicious and have very high nutritional value. So it is definitely good you have mushrooms in your diet very often, particularly if you are a vegetarian. Many people eat mushrooms in restaurants but hesitate to cook mushrooms at home as they are little worried about food hygiene. But if you buy from a good store where you can get fresh mushrooms, then you do not need to worry.
Okay before moving ahead if you want to check some more delicious snacks and starters then please check these foods also – Punjabi chole masala curry, chole masala bread, special mushroom pasta soup, scrambled paneer pasta, mixed vegetable pasta
To make this mushroom masala pav, you need to cut pav horizontally and spread cheese, tomato sauce, and mushroom masala. If you want to have this directly then you can do this otherwise you can keep it on warm pan or tawa for 3-4 minutes so that cheese will get melted and you can get a strong flavor of the cheese. But if you use just cooked mushroom masala as stuffing item and process cheese instead of hard pizza cheese then you can have this without warming it further. Ingredients require for making mushroom masala are mushrooms, tomato, onion, ginger, red chili, black pepper, salt, oil, and water.
Mushroom masala pav recipe
- Pav (bread) - 4 pieces
- Cheese - as needed
- Tomato sauce - as needed
- Mushroom - 1 cup, chopped
- Tomato / tamatar - 2 tbsp, puree
- Onion / pyaz - 1 large, finely chopped
- Ginger - 1.5 tsp, paste
- Red chili / lal mirch - ½ tsp, powder
- Black pepper/kali mirch - 1 tsp, powder
- Salt - as needed
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Water - ¼ cup
- Take medium size pan or kadai and fry small pieces of mushrooms with oil and keep all fried mushroom in a separate bowl
- Now add ginger paste and saute it in that pan for 1-2 minutes and add finely chopped onion, spread pinch of salt and cook it till color turns to light brown
- Spread tomato puree over fried onion and cook till it releases oil
- Now add red chili powder and black pepper powder and again salt too, mix well
- Add all fried mushrooms too and mix with all spices and reduce fire then cover your pan or kadai & cook it for 3-4 minutes
- Now add little water and cook till water almost dried up
- Cut pav horizontally and spread tomato sauce and cheese over pav (lower part)
- Now spread mushroom masala over pav (lower part) and put upper part of the pav over mushroom masala
You can purchase tomato puree from market or make it at home
I bought a full packet of mushrooms (maximum 2 cups in quantity) at Rs 92 in Kolkata, India. What is the price of mushrooms in your locality? Is it expensive or cheaper than mine?