Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Pav bhaji is a popular culinary concoction of western India. This dish is especially visible in the great city of Mumbai- Maharashtra. Paav bhaji is a wholesome dish which can work as a substitute for a full meal. Pav means a “bun” in Marathi and bhaji means a mix of vegetables. A special masala called pav bhaji masala is used to give it a typical flavor. Pav bhaji is a very popular eat all over the Indian country. It is a hot favorite, as a street food in Mumbai. Scores of pav bhaji vendors are strewn all over this city. The aromatic flavor of the famous pav bhaji masala from their pans sizzle the appetites of many people through out the day. Pav bhaji is popularly cooked in Indian households all over the world.


  • Chopped garlic – 2 tbsps

  • Finely chopped green chilli – 1 tsp

  • Chopped onions – 1 cup

  • Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup

  • Grated ginger (fresh) – 2 tsps

  • Finely chopped cauliflower – 2 cups

  • Green peas – 1 cup

  • Chopped cabbage – 1 cup

  • Grated carrots – 1 cup

  • Boiled potatoes – 4

  • Pav bhaji masala – 4 tsps

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

  • For garnish

  • Butter ½ tsp

  • Finely chopped onions – 1/4 cup

  • Fresh green chopped coriander – ¼ cup

  • Vegetable oil – ½ cup


  • Heat the oil in a flat and broad wok over medium heat. Sauté green chilli and garlic for thirty seconds, then add onion and ginger. Stir until onions turn brown. Stir in tomatoes, and bring to the state of a paste. Mash the boiled potato with cabbage, cauliflower, carrots and peas. Add pav bhaji masala for seasoning. Cover the wok and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally in between. Add salt and lemon juice.
  • Toast the pavs (buns) on a flat tava. Spread butter. Garnish the bhaji with chopped onion, chopped coriander and green chilli. Serve hot

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