Pav Bhaji Recipe

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by
Pav Bhaji Recipe
Serves 4 people
25 minutes

Pav Bhaji is a spicy blend of vegetables served with pav. Pav Bhaji is popular in most fast food chains across India. It is easy to cook and can be had as a filling snack or a meal.

For Bhaji:

  1. Heat oil and butter in a medium pan and add the cumin powder and grated ginger-garlic. Stir-fry for a minute.
  2. Add the onions and green capsicum and cook it covered stirring every couple minutes so they do not burn.
  3. After the onions turn translucent, add the tomatoes or tomato puree, pavbhaji masala, red chili powder and cook on medium heat for seven to eight minutes, stirring intermittedly till oil separates from it.
  4. Add cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and half cup of water and mix properly.
  5. Simmer for ten minutes, till all the vegetables are completely mixed.
  6. Add salt and peas. Cook for couple more minutes, stirring continuously.
  7. Garnish the bhaji with cilantro, butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with chopped onions and lemon wedge.

For Pav:

  1. Heat butter in a pan. Slice pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter, lightly pressing the pav till it is crisp and light brown.


  • For Bhaji:
  • 2 Cups Onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper), chopped
  • 1 Cup Potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes, chopped OR 1 8oz.can Tomato puree
  • 1 Cup Cauliflower boiled and mashed
  • 3/4 Cup Carrots, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas, boiled
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic, grated
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (optional)
  • Salt to Taste
  • For Pav:
  • 6 Pav
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
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