Pav Bhaji
Breakfast Recipes,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

Pav Bhaji | A quick pav bhaji recipe | Mumbai pav bhaji

Pav Bhaji, a famous Indian street food, is spicy, tangy and comforting. Make this tasty dish under 35 minutes.

Pav Bhaji

A popular snack from Maharashtra. Actually its more than a mere snack. Pav bhaji is a complete meal in itself. It is a combination of different vegetables which are cooked together into a thick gravy. Served with a soft bread called pav. It is undoubtedly the best street food in Mumbai. With a spicy curry and butter toasted pav, this is an absolute favourite of people in all age groups.

This recipe of mine is very simple to make. It does not require much time to prepare. And can be made in advance. Whenever you want to serve, just reheat it. As it can be easily cooked in large quantities, it is a good option for small gatherings or parties.

It’s one of my favourite dishes. Perfect for Sunday breakfast or brunch. This lip-smacking street food is rich, buttery and smooth. With all the goodness of vegetables and flavorful spices, here is an easy-to-follow recipe for pav bhaji with step-by-step pictures.

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Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 35 min

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrot, chopped
  • 2 capsicum, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Butter for serving
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, for garnish
  • 6-8 pav

Cooking Directions:

Rinse, peel and chop all the vegetables. Boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Save the water for later use.

In a pan, add butter, as soon as it melts add in the chopped onions.

After it becomes translucent, add ginger-garlic paste. Mix and cook till the raw smell goes away.

Then add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.

Mix everything together and cook for a few minutes.

Pav Bhaji

Add the boiled vegetables except for potato.

Mix everything and cook for another few minutes. Add pav bhaji masala.

Then add boiled potatoes.

Using a potato masher, mash all the vegetables. As soon as the bhaji or gravy starts to dry, add the water in which the vegetables were boiled. Then let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove from heat as soon as the bhaji thickens up. Drizzle lemon juice and add a dollop of butter on top of the bhaji.

Pav Bhaji

Serve with pavs, which are nicely toasted in butter. If you like this recipe, please share it with your friends. 😊

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji, a famous Indian street food, is spicy, tangy and comforting. Make this tasty dish under 35 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy pav bhaji recipe, indian street food
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes chopped
  • 2 carrot chopped
  • 2 capsicum chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Butter for serving
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • 6-8 pav

Instructions

  • Rinse, peel and chop all the vegetables. Boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Save the water for later use.
  • In a pan, add butter, as soon as it melts add in the chopped onions.
  • After it becomes translucent, add ginger-garlic paste. Mix and cook till the raw smell goes away.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.
  • Mix everything together and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the boiled vegetables except for potato.
  • Mix everything and cook for another few minutes. Add pav bhaji masala.
  • Then add boiled potatoes.
  • Using a potato masher, mash all the vegetables. As soon as the bhaji or gravy starts to dry, add the water in which the vegetables were boiled. Then let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat as soon as the bhaji thickens up. Drizzle lemon juice and add a dollop of butter on top of the bhaji.
  • Serve with pavs, which are nicely toasted in butter.

If you do try this recipe, please share your experience with me by posting a picture of the dish using #temptingtreat and @temptingtreat on Instagram or you can also give your feedback in the comments section below.
Happy Cooking!

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