Kheema Pav is Mumbai’s famous street food which has Mumbai’s favorite pav and delicious kheema filled in it!
I love street food is not a news to the regular reader of this blog. I think every city’s street food has a character of its own. Whether it is Delhi’s matar kulcha and aloo tikki or Kolkata’s puchka or Bangalore’s ragda patties or Mumbai’s pav bhaji or for the meat lovers, the kheema pav.
I have had my tryst with Mumbai street food a couple of times and I have to say I have loved what I tasted. Then someone was talking to me about Brun Pav and the way they described it, I felt it was so interesting. A kind friend who was traveling from Bombay brought it for me. The first thing I did was tasted it and I fell in love with it. Hence began the search on what to eat it with it and the first thing that came to my mind was Kheema. I shared it with N who seemed equally excited about the Kheema Pav. Now I regularly make kheema at home to be had stuffed in rolls or like N likes with rice but that is more punjabi style of making kheema. When I was searching for the authentic Mumbai street style kind of kheema, I found a recipe at AppleMint that I liked. She has used garam masala in her recipe, while I used my home made pav bhaji masala.
I think the kheema complimented the texture of the brun a lot. I also read that traditionally kheema pav is had with the standard mumbai butter pav and not brun. I also had the ladi pav at home and tried it with that. It was great but somehow I personally preferred the combination with brun rather than with the ladi. Both N and O said that they liked it better with ladi pav than with the brun, so if you don’t have brun go ahead and have it with ladi. I say, I am gonna search for brun or may be try making my own next time.