Pav Bhaji

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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) and onions. This is more than a snack, it is a whole meal by itself.

pav bhaji recipe - Pav Bhaji

The bhaji is often made in bulk and kept. Whenever required, a portion of it is heated up and served with toasted pavs or bread slices. For a Jain version, avoid onions and garlic.

Originally from the Maharastrian cuisine, it is popular all over India. Right from the five star restaurants to the push carts, this dish is available everywhere in multiple variations. The most popular being the Paneer Pav Bhaji.

For those who want to make the Pav Bhaji Masala powder at home, try this recipe.

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5 from 2 votes

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.


  1. Very nice quick good and yammy recipe
    I love the pav bhaji most. Thanks

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

    • Praveen Kumar

      Please check the recipe for Pav Bhaji Masala Powder here

  3. goooooooood

  4. The Blah Queen

    I love PaV Bhaji with a twist !!

  5. it tastes good

  6. really awesum

  7. to to to good


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

  10. very super
    nakule yechi uuruthu

  11. jagrat maheshwari

    i learn much more gud recipes from this site

  12. LOVED IT

  13. I LOVED IT

  14. 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

  15. vara rachha


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

  17. Excellent tasty recipe

  18. vinayak bakshi

    very good taste prefect

  19. it is nice and i also try it

  20. I like this pav bhaji May god bless u

  21. Awdhesh Sharma

    Damn Good! Yummy too!

  22. awsome recipe, will try this

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

    Thanks a lot.

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

  25. i like test fist

  26. deboshree maitra

    nice one… love it…

  27. Very nice,easy to prepare

  28. very nice

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

  30. Sid malik

    I like it.

  31. harshita gupta

    its really really nice n i loved it

  32. nice

  33. AWSOME


  35. It is very easy to cook.

  36. Very good.Like it

  37. ws guuuuuuuud

  38. homely made , delicious and time saver…

  39. jaswinder

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

  40. Niranjan Badakere

    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.

  41. 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.

  42. Rohini Pareek


  43. i like this site verrrrrrrrrry much

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

  45. Shivaji S Shirke

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

  46. Good and Easy to Prepare..

  47. easy n w’ful

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

  49. really tasty

  50. himani joshi mohanty


  51. himani joshi mohanty

    it was excellent.

  52. The moment its reading finding that pav bhaji will be awesome

  53. Anjali sharma

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

  54. pav bhaji is good

  55. super pav bhaji

  56. It just G8..

  57. Ayush Jadhav

    It’s delicious .

  58. Ayush Jadhav

    very nice

  59. Ayush Jadhav

    very testy

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

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

  62. 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….

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

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

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

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

  67. its nice but can i ask what masala is mean

    • Praveen Kumar

      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.

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

  69. Manisha Kanango

    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.

  70. quite a gud one…. real nice…

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

  72. its awesome

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

  74. nice

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