Whenever I visit India, the one street food I must have is Pav Bhaji. Keywords: MUST HAVE. For those who have not tried Pav Bhaji before, it is gaining popularity at Indian restaurants. Toronto’s Udupi Palaceserves one up quite nicely otherwise you can make it at home.
Pav Bhaji is a snack food or can be had as a ‘mini-meal’. It consists of a curry with potatoes, peas and any soft, seasonal veggies you can get your hands on in the farmers’ markets at this time of year, all mashed into a delicious tomato-based curry served with a toasted or grilled buttered bun. The soft, buttery toasted bun is meant for dipping into this mouth-watering curry.
On Canada Day, I’ll demonstrate this popular street food at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre for Canada Day festivities. What does my favourite Indian street food have to do with Canada? Come and find out! Host Mary Luz Mejia and myself will banter about the rise in popularity of Indian foods in a Canadian context and talk about lots of other good stuff! You can try my Pav Bhaji using Arvinda’s Madras Masala for sampling along with delicious Fred’s Bread – the perfect bread for this dish.
Global Turns Local: Indian Street Food with a Canadian Slant
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Click here for full detailed demo info. Hope to see you there!
A teaspoon of: Jason Collett. Listening to: Something Canadian – Through the Night These Days.