Pav Bhaji

Mumbai is known for its street food. Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Paani Puri, Misal Pav, Tava Pulav etc keeps the city running.

This delightful dish originated back in mid 19th century. It is a light alternative option often preferred to a full heavy meal.

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a popular street food dish from Maharashtra, India. Pav bhaji is a vegetable curry where diff vegetables are mashed to formed a smooth consistency giving it a unique texture and flavor
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 Tava
  • 1 Smasher/Spatula


  • 3 medium size Potato
  • 1 Cup Mixed Veg
  • 1 Pc Large Onion Finely Chopped
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 1 Inch Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Paav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • 2 tbsp Refined Oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Fresh Coriander For Garnishing
  • 10-12 Pcs Pav


  • Heat oil or butter in a large pan or kadai over medium heat
    Add minced garlic and ginger and saute for a minute till fragrant
    Add chopped onions and cook till they turn translucent
    Add tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and mushy
    Add in all the spices including the pav bhaji masala and salt and cook till oil separates
    Add the boiled and mashed potatoes and vegetables to the pan and mix till everything combines
    Add in the grated capsicum and reduce the bhaji to low and let the bhaji simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
    You can a little water to adjust the consistency
    Add the butter and let it cook for 5 more mins for the paav, slit the pav horizontally without separating the halves
    Heat a pan or a tawa on medium heat and add butter
    Place the pav on the pan and toast the cut side down till golden and crispy
    flip the pav and toast the other side as well
  • Serve the pav bhaji hot , garnished with chopped fresh coriander
    Serve with toasted paav, a dallop of butter,chopped onions and lemon slices
  • Enjoy the pav bhaji as a delicious and satisfying snack!!!
Keyword Indian Snack, Mumbai Fast Food, pav bhaji, Street Food

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