Pav Bhaji


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 is more than a snack, it is a whole meal by itself.

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Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food and chaat dish consisting of a potato based curry (bhaji) and soft rolls (pav).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: chaat, street food

Ingredients for Pav Bhaji

  • 5 to 6 Pav Buns
  • 1 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 cup Potatoes boiled, peeled, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas boiled
  • 1/2 cup Cabbage shredded (optional)
  • 1/2 tblsp Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
  • 1 tblsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tblsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 cup Coriander Leaves chopped
  • 2 to 3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Water adjust as required
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil as required

How to make Pav Bhaji

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