Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pav Bhaji-Pav Bhaji Recipe-Pav Bhaji Masala

Pav Bhaji is a a very popular Indian fast food dish especially in Mumbai. Pav means bread and bhaji means mashed vegetable dish. It is a spicy preparation with mixed vegetables in tomato gravy, topped with a dollop of butter. It is served with pav toasted with butter. It is easy to make Pav Bhaji at home. Today let us learn how to prepare Pav Bhaji at home following this very easy recipe.

Pav Bhaji-How to make pav bhaji at home

Pav Bhaji-How to make Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryFast Food
 Recipe CuisineIndian-Mumbai

   Ingredients needed

   Pav - as required (as shown in the picture)
   Butter to toast pav

   Onion -2
   Tomato -3

   Potato -3
   Carrot and beans together -1 cup heaped (chopped)
   Peas - 1/4 cup
   Capsicum- 1 medium size

   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Garlic -5-6 cloves
   Green chilli -2

   Spice Powder

   Chilli powder-1 tsp
   Pav Bhaji Masala -2 tsp (available in all stores)
   Turmeric powder -a pinch

   Salt as required

   Butter -2 tbsp
   Oil -1 tbsp


Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin, mash it slightly and keep it aside.

Chop all the vegetables into small pieces.

Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli to a paste.

Steam cook beans, carrot and peas.


Heat oil + Butter in a pan, add finely chopped onions and saute till golden brown.

Now add ginger+ garlic+ green chilli paste and saute for a few minutes.

Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Add carrot, beans, capsicum, peas and potatoes.

Now add chilli powder, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala and saute for a few minutes.

Add needed salt, water and cook on low flame covered for 10-15 minutes. Mash the bhaji well. Bhaji should neither be thick nor thin, so add water accordingly.

Add a blob of butter and sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves on the top.

Bhaji is now ready to be served.

Pav Bhaji Recipe-Pav Bhaji Masala

How to serve Pav Bhaji

Toast Pav with butter and serve with hot bhaji topped with chopped raw onions and few drops of lemon juice.

You can also sandwich pav with bhaji and serve.(see both ways of serving in the picture above)

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  1. love this dish and urs look very tempting...

  2. Yum, we love pav bhaji! I usually add cauliflower. Do you have a favorite pav bhaji masala brand, or do you make the spice blend yourself?

  3. Love this. Always my favorite in chaats.

  4. one of my favorite...
    looks perfect and delicious dear :)

  5. Everyone's favorite. Thanks for sharing.. Nice Pics..

  6. wow thats a lovely recipe with a very temptg fav always

  7. The pav bhaji looks so irresistable. Yummy!!

  8. its a fav of mine and im so glad i have no so many variations 2 work on :)

  9. all time fav!! i usually stir it up on lazy days...would like to try ur version!

  10. An all time family favourite, urs look very tempting and tasty,nice presentation. Happy to know that ur blog is back in full swing.

  11. I'll never resist this, my favourite street food. Looks absolutely yumm.

  12. That's my fav. It looks so irresistible...

  13. love this dish..looks delicious!!

  14. Lovely Pav and Bhaji.. Looks very delicious and inviting :-)

  15. Blog looks very nice..i am happy to follow your wonderful blog..

  16. mah all time fav...looks yummmmmm

  17. fav. weekend eat! well prepared and presented!!

  18. Yummyyyyyy ..I love chat and this is no exception ....worth drooling

  19. Looks highly tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  20. Looks wonderful and sure would have tasted good.

  21. The pics are just so killing that how would someone resist such a delicacy?? I'm loving it, loving it and simply loving it!! :)

  22. Drool worth recipe. Nice presentation.

  23. looks perfect! I am in a drool pool here :)

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  25. Yummy pav bhaji ...I just love the flavour of the bhaji ..looks delicious!

  26. Yummmmmmmm! All time fav recipe and yours is outstanding!

  27. The most popular chaat and my fav too :-)

  28. Delicious pav bhaji...drooling!

  29. Lovely recipe...First time here. Love ur space and happy to follow u.

  30. Hi padhu, how are you?recently I made vegetable biryani, vegetable fried rice ,lemon rice and rava kesari sweet .all recipes came to in-laws are coming to my house.I want to make special for I want to try pav bhaji.Everest pav bhaji masala is good or not?please suggest the which brand of pav bhaji masala is best ?

    1. Everest pav bhaji masala is good. I used only that for this recipe. I do not know about other brands.

    2. Sarika Suman -Thanks for liking my recipes and glad to know that the recipes turned out good.

  31. Yummy declious.but boil d vegetables all in pressure cooker it ll save d time

  32. Instead of capsicum you can use cabbage.boil the all the vegetables in a presure cooker at same time so time will be saved..tomatoes instead of boil we can make puree it gives nice taste and red colour.


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