Pav Bhaji Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: May 22, 2016 | Chaat | 87 Comments

Pav Bhaji is a very popular Indian chaat/street food dish. Commonly available in many road side restaurants and cafes, it is made with vegetables cooked in variety of spices and served with a toasted pav (bun).
Pav Bhaji
Pav Buns – 5 to 6
Onion – 1 cup, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 1 cup, finely chopped
Potatoes – 1 cup, boiled, peeled, mashed
Green Peas – 1/4 cup, boiled
Cabbage – 1/2 cup, shredded
Pav Bhaji Masala Powder – 1/2 tblsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tblsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tblsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves – 1 cup, chopped
Lemon Juice – 2 to 3 tsp
Capsicum – 1/4 cup, chopped (optional)
Ginger – 1 tsp, grated
Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies – 1, finely chopped
Water – 1/4 cup or as required
Salt as per taste
Oil as required

1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
2. Saute the onions until pink.
3. Add garlic paste and fry for 45 to 60 seconds.
4. Add tomatoes, coriander powder, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, cumin powder and salt.
5. Cook for a minute.
6. Add the other vegetables and cook.
7. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Remove the lid and mash the vegetables well.
9. Add water and capsicum.
10. After a minute, mash again till capsicum is well blended.
10. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves.
11. Slit the pav buns and spread butter on the insides.
12. Place them on a hot tawa and cook till the insides are golden brown.
13. Garnish with onions and coriander leaves.
14. Serve hot.

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87 thoughts on “Pav Bhaji

  1. Praveen Kumar said on January 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Please check the recipe for Pav Bhaji Masala Powder here

  2. samsudeen said on January 11, 2015 at 6:38 am

    please tell me how to make pav bhaji masala powder. what is the ingredients adding and how much ratio. thanks

  3. sweety said on July 31, 2013 at 9:01 am


  4. The Blah Queen said on July 27, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I love PaV Bhaji with a twist !!

  5. sanjida said on June 27, 2013 at 1:13 am

    it tastes good

  6. aparna said on May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    really awesum

  7. mehek said on May 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

    to to to good

  8. said on March 21, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and lightly toasted pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.
    It tastes yummyyyy, just in love with it… 🙂

  9. SAGAR said on March 11, 2013 at 4:10 am

    i think instead of cabbage it shoud be cauliflower……..

  10. pravin said on March 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    very super
    nakule yechi uuruthu

  11. jagrat maheshwari said on February 16, 2012 at 4:51 am

    i learn much more gud recipes from this site

  12. NEHA said on January 25, 2012 at 7:31 am


  13. NEHA said on January 25, 2012 at 7:30 am


  14. NEHA said on January 25, 2012 at 7:27 am


  15. Raj said on December 17, 2011 at 1:20 am

    While the pav bhaji is being cooked in the stove, you can take about half portion, beat it in the mixie and readd it to the mixture in the stove. It will add gravy touch with some crunchy vegetable

  16. vara rachha said on November 4, 2011 at 5:43 am


  17. chetna said on August 29, 2011 at 4:42 am

    i tried it as soon as possible,it is really very helpfull for me.

  18. Pooja said on January 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Excellent tasty recipe

  19. vinayak bakshi said on January 11, 2011 at 2:51 am

    very good taste prefect

  20. Sangeeta said on December 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    too gud 🙂

  21. sweeta said on December 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    it is nice and i also try it

  22. Mehboob said on December 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I like this pav bhaji May god bless u

  23. milan said on November 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm


  24. milan said on November 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm


  25. chandini said on October 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

    this is very good and clear.finally i know how to make it.
    thanks a loy

  26. Awdhesh Sharma said on October 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Damn Good! Yummy too!

  27. Preeti said on September 26, 2010 at 2:56 am

    awsome recipe, will try this

  28. Sunayana said on September 25, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Very nice and clear and simply explained without any confusion. I will try it , I think it will be good experience.

    Thanks a lot.

  29. arry said on September 3, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I was asking so many for the pav bhaji recipe and finally got a genuine one. Thanks a ton

  30. mangesh said on August 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    i like test fist

  31. deboshree maitra said on August 29, 2010 at 9:25 am

    nice one… love it…

  32. Nandita said on August 17, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Very nice,easy to prepare

  33. chetana said on July 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

    very nice

  34. Puneeta said on July 16, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I think it’s a gentlest way to prepare Pavb-haji.

  35. Sid malik said on July 13, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I like it.

  36. harshita gupta said on June 30, 2010 at 10:17 am

    its really really nice n i loved it

  37. sitara said on June 23, 2010 at 5:18 am


  38. RANJAN said on June 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm


  39. Selvi said on June 11, 2010 at 3:19 am


  40. awadhash said on June 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

    It is very easy to cook.

  41. Miral said on May 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Very good.Like it

  42. NIDHI said on May 31, 2010 at 3:54 am

    ws guuuuuuuud

  43. cool said on May 27, 2010 at 5:37 am

    i like it so much

  44. samina said on May 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

    homely made , delicious and time saver…

  45. jaswinder said on May 23, 2010 at 5:16 am

    its quite difficult.make it easy please,if can.thanks

  46. Niranjan Badakere said on May 17, 2010 at 12:03 am

    The proportions of the ingredients looks perfect & should turn out “Very Nice”( To be said as in Docomo advt). Will try the recipe this weekend & add more comments if any . — Niranjan Badakere.

  47. Deepali said on May 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am north indian. Married and came here in kerela. Everybody here are unaware of north indian dishes. I read your recipe and made paav bhaji. Everyone liked it. It was delicous.

  48. Rohini Pareek said on May 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm


  49. sahithi said on April 25, 2010 at 7:57 am

    i like this site verrrrrrrrrry much

  50. deepa said on April 25, 2010 at 6:16 am

    actually my method is different. yesterday i tried ur method n its good. in my home everybody likes it very much.thanks………

  51. Shivaji S Shirke said on March 29, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Excellent work it provied me complete info…shiould have photo of recepie

  52. Monisha said on March 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Good and Easy to Prepare..

  53. rajesh said on March 15, 2010 at 9:19 am

    easy n w’ful

  54. xzy said on March 13, 2010 at 7:09 am


  55. Meenu said on February 13, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Excellent taste and i must say it is the easiest way of making pav bhaji. My husband like it a lot. Thanks

  56. Kavitha said on February 10, 2010 at 12:33 am

    It was wonderful,It was amouth watering recipe.

  57. Aman said on January 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

    really tasty

  58. himani joshi mohanty said on January 22, 2010 at 12:17 am


  59. himani joshi mohanty said on January 22, 2010 at 12:16 am

    it was excellent.

  60. JYOTSNA said on January 5, 2010 at 12:51 am

    The moment its reading finding that pav bhaji will be awesome

  61. anita said on December 9, 2009 at 2:55 am


  62. Anjali sharma said on November 27, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Really nice.

  63. shrabani said on November 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    pav bhaji is good

  64. bunny said on November 23, 2009 at 1:58 am

    super pav bhaji

  65. Ankita said on November 12, 2009 at 4:08 am

    It just G8..

  66. Ayush Jadhav said on November 3, 2009 at 8:15 am

    It’s delicious .

  67. Ayush Jadhav said on November 3, 2009 at 8:13 am

    very nice

  68. Ayush Jadhav said on November 3, 2009 at 8:11 am

    very testy

  69. Alpana said on October 24, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Hi frndz
    i tried the same & it was awesome…gudone…

  70. new admin said on September 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    hey what do u mean by cup and tablespoon measurements. Can u just show a picture of it

  71. ritika dass said on August 21, 2009 at 7:16 am

    so nice n it was really helpful

  72. R B said on August 14, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Pav Bhaji is Pav Bhaji, is ka to ko jawab nahin. commenting anything is like suraj ko candle dikhana. By the way, the recipe dished out was perfect.

    only the butter adds to the tire, but hey if you are worried of your tires then Pav bhaji is not for you. what is pav if not done well in butter? also the dice of butter on the bhaji? yummmmmmmm….

  73. sarrah said on August 11, 2009 at 6:47 am

    it was excellent pav bhaji.especialy myschool friends like it because of this in my school competion i got second position

  74. Ganesh said on August 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    it’s pavbhaji so very very good.and very nice in taste…..

  75. sruti said on July 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

    it was so bad in taste yikes . go down and see . so sorry i just said simply it was yummmmmmm………

  76. sohini said on July 7, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Hey dam awesome.. turned out great 🙂
    do send in more and more recipes like these

  77. nelau said on June 11, 2009 at 11:41 am


  78. Praveen Kumar said on June 5, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Masala is a term used in South Asian cuisines (including Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisines) to describe a mixture of spices. A masala can either be a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients–often garlic, ginger and onions. It is known for its smell, and is used extensively in Indian cooking to add spice and flavor.

  79. jenni said on June 4, 2009 at 6:15 am

    its nice but can i ask what masala is mean

  80. kiran said on May 25, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    very nice but in the line add vegetables _______where are the peas carrots gone?
    kidding, real nice recipe

  81. Manisha Kanango said on April 19, 2009 at 12:51 am

    i tried it yesterday its good but due to badshah masala its teste is little less but its good specially husband like it v thanks so much.

  82. karishma said on April 4, 2009 at 2:21 am

    well i m trying for first time……………
    n it was grt…………yummmmmmmmmm!!!!!

  83. quarks said on December 8, 2008 at 10:38 am

    quite a gud one…. real nice…

  84. jagjeet said on November 2, 2008 at 11:04 am

    very good & excellent. .pls send more & more info like these ..regrds

  85. karishma said on August 27, 2008 at 2:24 am

    its awesome

  86. Trisha said on August 6, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Everything is perfect except somehow the line – Add the coarsely mashed vegetables in the Method is missing….guess its a oops moment.

  87. kalyani said on July 30, 2008 at 9:03 am


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