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

Pav Bhaji

Sneha Paul
Pav Bhaji, a famous Indian street food, is spicy, tangy and comforting. Make this tasty dish under 35 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 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


  • 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.
Keyword easy pav bhaji recipe, indian street food