Pav Bhaji Recipe

March 28, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerHoli Recipes  9 comments

Pav Bhaji is a popular Mumbai street food. This is one recipe me & my sister used to make when we were in our teens and delight our parents. I had noted this recipe from a TV show – cant remember which one as it has been so many years now. But this is the perfect recipe and we still make it the same way. It tastes awesome!!

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


  • Pav Buns – 2 (I used burger buns)
  • Potato – 2
  • Carrot – 1
  • Peas – 1/4 cup
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Capsicum – 1/2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Tomato paste/Ketchup – 1tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Chilli powder -1 tsp
  • Pav Bhaji Masala powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander leaves – a few


  • Pressure cook carrot, potatoes & peas for 2-3 whistles. Once cooked mash them coarsely and keep aside. Heat a pan with oil and add finely chopped onions(reserve some for garnishing) and saute . Once the onions are transparent add ginger-garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes off.

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  • To the above add chopped tomatoes and saute until they are mushy. Add required salt, chilli powder & pav bhaji masala powder and cook in low-medium flame until oil oozes out.

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  • Add tomato paste or ketchup and mix. Add the mashed veggie – potato, carrot & peas along with some water and let it boil in simmer for a few mins.

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  • Add chopped capsicum and let it boil in simmer for 5-7 mins. Pav Bhaji is not complete until butter is added to it. Finally add butter and switch off the flame.

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Garnish with finely chopped onions & coriander leaves.

  • Slice the pav buns. Heat a tawa and add a little butter. Once the butter melts toast the pav buns until they are slightly crispy & brown.

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Tasty Pav Bhaji is ready.

Serve hot as an evening snack or dinner.



  1. U can use other vegetables like beans, cauliflower too.
  2. Do not skip butter as it is the main ingredient that makes the Pav Bhaji very tasty.
  3. U can squeeze some lemon juice finally before serving.
  4. If u do not get pav buns, go ahead with any bun or even normal bread. It tastes good.

9 comments to Pav Bhaji Recipe

  • Prethika  says:

    Drooling recipe…well served with pav buns

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    I’am drooling here……. Tempting pav bhaji!!

  • Akhila P  says:

    I can eat Pav Bhaji anytime of the day.. One of my top 10 dishes.

  • Priya  says:

    Pav bhaji is my all time favourite,drooling here.

  • chikku  says:

    Looks really appetizing and delicious dear 🙂

  • bhawya  says:

    Wow i just love it.. pass me those pav 🙂

  • Vimitha  says:

    WHo doesnt like pav bhaji… looks so yum… First time here. Happy to follow you. do check out my blog when u find time.

  • fatema taha  says:

    Pav bhaji recipe turned out very delicious.

  • Smith  says:

    Really easy to make pav bhaaji recipe , surely trying this.

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