Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Pav Bhaji Recipe - A Famous Mumbai Street Food

Pav-bhaji is a mixture of vegetables, either whole or mashed vegetables of bhaji garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and lemon with lightly toasted pav using butter.

pav bhaji with gravy, onions, butter and lemon


1. 2 Medium Size Potatoes
2. 1 cup of carrot pieces
3. 1 Capsicum/ green bell pepper
4. 2 Brinjal/ eggplant chopped
5. Half cup of green Peas
6. Chopped Onion slices
7. 2 Tomatoes
8. 3 Table Spoons of Pav bhaji masala 
9. 1 Table Spoon Chilly Powder
10. Salt to taste
11. Half table spoon of ginger garlic paste
12. Butter
13. Lemon
14. 2 Table spoon of  olive oil 

Step 1:

capsicum slices
1 Chopped Capsicum/ green bell pepper

potatoes pieces
2 Chopped potato pieces

chopped carrot pieces
1 cup of carrot pieces

green peas
Half cup of green peas

brinjal pieces
2 Brinjal/ eggplant pieces

Step 2:
pav bhaji mixed vegtables
  • Mix all these vegetables together in a pressure cooker by adding one cup of water and boil it.
  • Then, add cooked vegetables into a bowl and mash them.
Step 3:
onion slices
                                                                              One chopped onion slices

Step 4:
  • Heat pan and add 2 table spoon of olive oil.
  • Add chopped onion slices and fry till they turn to soft.
  • When onions are fried then add 1 table spoon of ginger garlic paste to it.
Step 5:
fine paste of two tomatoes
Fine raw paste of  2 tomatoes
Step 6:
pavbhaji masala
  • When onions and ginger garlic paste were soft, then add fresh tomato paste and cook it.
  • While tomato paste is cooked then add mashed vegetables to it.
  • Keep on stirring occasionally and let the bhaji simmer for 12 to 15 minutes on a low flame. If the bhaji becomes dry and then add some more water. The consistency is neither very thick nor thin.
  • When the pav bhaji simmers to the desired consistency, check the taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and add 2 table spoon of chilly powder and salt to taste.
  • Then, add 3 table spoons of  Pav bhaji masala to it. ( we can get it from any supermarket).
Step 7:
pav bhaji gravy with chopped corriander
  • When done, garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with chopped onions and chopped lime. The lime juice has to be squeezed on the bhaji and topped with chopped onions.
  • While serving, add  butter to the bhaji and serve with buttered pavs.
  •  In fact, with more butter, the pav bhaji tastes very good. 
Step 8:
  • On a flat pan heat add little bit butter or ghee.
  • When the butter melts, keep the pav on the melted butter so that it absorbs the butter and fry for a minute.
  • If you want to make the pav crisp, fry for a few more minutes. Serve the pav hot with the bhaji.
pav bhaji with lemon and onions


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