Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pav Bhaji (easy method)

Pav Bhaji is my all time favourite and most popular street food of Mumbai. Pav is soft buns and Bhaji is mashed veggies cooked with masala. I follow this easy method to prepare bhaji and with no compromise in taste. 

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Amchur powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2 -3  tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar 
  • As per taste salt

Veggies for Bhaji:
  • 1 Carrot (Chopped into big pieces)
  • 1 Capsicum (Chopped into big pieces)
  • 1 cup Cauliflower florets (Keep them in warm salt water)
  • 2 Potatoes (Skin peeled and Chopped into big pieces)
  • 10 Fresh beans (Chopped finely)
  • 3 Onions (Chopped finely)
  • 3 Tomatoes (Chopped finely)
  • 2 Green chillies (slit length wise)
  • 1 Cup Coriander leaves (Chopped finely)
  • 1/2 cup Green peas 
For Pav:
  • Soft Pavs as much as ever you want


1) Heat a tbsp of butter, add onion and sauté for few mins. 

2) Add Ginger-Garlic paste and sauté for 2 more mins.

3)Add tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft. Add all the veggies, salt  and 1/2 cup water.

 4) Pressure cook for 3 whistles. 

5) After it cools, remove the lid and start mashing with pav bhaji masher.

6) Switch on the flame and maintain low flame. Add Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Pav bhaji masala, Garam masala and Amchur powder.

7) Let it cook in low flame.  The gravy will become thick, at this time add butter, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.

8) In a tawa, slightly toast the pavs with butter.

Serve hot pav bhaji with finely chopped onion and a piece of lemon.


When I first made this pav bhaji easy method, it came out so well but unfortunately I was unable to click step by step pics. So I decided to make this recipe again and clicked this step by step pics, but my cauliflower and green peas were out of stock at that time so they will be missing in the pic:(.

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