Pav Bhaji Recipe

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Recipe Description

Pav is Indian soft bread and bhaji means mashed vegetables. Popular street food (especially in Mumbai) is quick to make at home for breakfast, lunch, dinner or evening meal. Pav bhaji is one of the most loved street food/fast foods of India. This favorite dish is one of the best food idea to keep family/friends happy and can be served in potluck, party or any get together too. Serve it hot, topped with butter along with finely chopped onion and lemon wedge. Try this recipe of pav bhaji and I'm pretty sure you will be showered with compliments. Indian street style easy and quick pav bhaji recipe is ideal for anyday anytime. Here is step by step recipe of pav bhaji in street style.

Ingredients for Recipe

  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 120 grams cauliflower florets
  • 60 grams of peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 chili finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 medium chopped tomatoes
  • Dinner rolls
  • 1½ tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 35 grams of cilantro leaves
  • 1½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ lemon
  • 1½ tbsp olive/vegetable oil
  • 1 small finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • Pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1½ ginger-garlic paste

Recipe Method

Step 1

Heat pan on medium heat, add 1 ½ tbsp oil and 1 tsp butter. To this add 1 finely chopped onion. Sauté for few minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chili. Stir for 2 minutes, add chopped tomatoes and salt to taste. Cover it and cook until tomatoes turn soft.

Step 2

Once tomatoes are soft, add finely chopped bell pepper/capsicum, 1 tsp red chili powder and 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala. Cover it again and let bell pepper turn soft. Now add boiled vegetables (cauliflower, carrot and green peas). Stir and mash all vegetable until mushy. Add 2 medium boiled and mashed potatoes. Mash everything well with masher add some vegetable stock/water in which you boiled vegetables. Mix well and add tomato ketchup. Give it good mix.

Step 3

Make a well in the centre (the way street vendor does). Now add 1 tsp butter in the centre, pinch of hing, some dried fenugreek leaves, ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder and 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala. Mix well and add rest of the vegetable stock. Stir well and cook it covered for 2 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves and add some lemon juice. Top bhaji with butter and serve warm with pav, chopped onion, lemon wedge.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serving: 4

Pav Bhaji Recipe

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