Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji !!! A great kids pleasure and liked by almost everyone. This is a very popular fast food recipe. A well loved dish all over India.

This is a spicy preparation with a mixture of vegetables, a generous dose of fresh tomatoes, a dollop of butter, served with pav which is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter.Top the bhaji with  raw onions, coriander leaves, squeeze a tad of lemon atop it and enjoy !!

Pav Bhaji an all-time, any-time favourite of Mumbaikars. Now one of the most popular dish in metropolitan areas in India, especially central and western India.

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji


8 pav 
3-4 potato 
1/2 cup green peas 
1/2 cup french beans chopped
1/2 cup capsicum chopped
1/2 cup cabbage chopped
1/2 cup cauliflower chopped
1/4 cup carrot chopped
2-3 onions finely chopped
2-3 green chili chopped
3-4 tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 
1 tbsp pav bhaji masala 
1/2 tsp cumin seeds 
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
1 tsp coriander powder 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
2 tsp lemon juice
Water as required
1 1/2 tbsp oil 
Butter as required
Salt to taste



1. Boil potatoes, capsicum, cabbage, carrot, green peas, cauliflower, french beans.
2. Mash boil vegetables. Mash them lightly not make a fine pest.

3. Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when they sizzle add curry
    leaves and onion.

4. Fry onion till they become translucent. Add green chili,ginger garlic paste and
    stir it for some time. Add tomatoes cook till it become soft.

5. Now add red chili powder, turmeric power, coriander powder, pav  bhaji masala.
    Stir for 2-3 mins.

6. Add boiled and mashed vegetables, water, salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves and
   cook on medium heat for 5 mins.

7. Bhaji is ready to serve.


1. Slit pav buns horizontally from the middle.

2. Apply butter on cut surface & fry in hot pan.

3. Remove when it is golden.

To serve:

1. Turn bhaji in to a serving boil & sprinkle some finely chopped onions,
    coriander leaves, a small piece of butter (optional) over bhaji.

2. Serve hot with pav.

Pav Bhaji


1. Pour lemon juice at the time of serving.

2. Tomato puri can be used in place of chopped tomato.

3. You can use pav bhaji masala & other spices according to your taste.

4. Bhaji can be fried in butter.

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