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Pav Bhaji

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Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food and chaat dish consisting of a potato based curry (bhaji) and soft rolls (pav).
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) and onions. This is more than a snack, it is a whole meal by itself.

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.

Pav Bhaji
4.63 from 8 votes

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food and chaat dish consisting of a potato based curry (bhaji) and soft rolls (pav).
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: chaat, street food

Ingredients

  • 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 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp 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

Instructions

  • 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.

88 comments

Avatar of Ram Sharma
Ram Sharma August 17, 2018 - 7:12 pm

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

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samsudeen January 11, 2015 - 6:38 am

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

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Praveen Kumar January 13, 2015 - 10:02 am

Please check the recipe for Pav Bhaji Masala Powder here https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/1928/pav-bhaji-masala-powder.html

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sweety July 31, 2013 - 9:01 am

goooooooood

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The Blah Queen July 27, 2013 - 7:07 am

I love PaV Bhaji with a twist !!

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sanjida June 27, 2013 - 1:13 am

it tastes good

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Avatar of aparna
aparna May 14, 2013 - 3:38 pm

really awesum

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mehek May 8, 2013 - 7:57 am

to to to good

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Bigbite.in March 21, 2013 - 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… 🙂

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SAGAR March 11, 2013 - 4:10 am

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

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pravin March 6, 2012 - 8:22 am

very super
nakule yechi uuruthu

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jagrat maheshwari February 16, 2012 - 4:51 am

i learn much more gud recipes from this site

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NEHA January 25, 2012 - 7:31 am

LOVED IT

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NEHA January 25, 2012 - 7:30 am

NICE

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NEHA January 25, 2012 - 7:27 am

I LOVED IT

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Raj December 17, 2011 - 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

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vara rachha November 4, 2011 - 5:43 am

seven

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chetna August 29, 2011 - 4:42 am

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

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Avatar of Pooja
Pooja January 12, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Excellent tasty recipe

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vinayak bakshi January 11, 2011 - 2:51 am

very good taste prefect

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sweeta December 27, 2010 - 10:26 am

it is nice and i also try it

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Avatar of Sangeeta
Sangeeta December 29, 2010 - 12:53 pm

too gud 🙂

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Mehboob December 3, 2010 - 8:36 am

I like this pav bhaji May god bless u

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milan November 24, 2010 - 1:37 pm

good

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Avatar of milan
milan November 24, 2010 - 1:36 pm

good

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Avatar of Awdhesh Sharma
Awdhesh Sharma October 14, 2010 - 12:35 am

Damn Good! Yummy too!

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Preeti September 26, 2010 - 2:56 am

awsome recipe, will try this

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chandini October 30, 2010 - 8:23 am

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

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Sunayana September 25, 2010 - 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.

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arry September 3, 2010 - 8:17 am

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

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mangesh August 31, 2010 - 1:13 pm

i like test fist

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deboshree maitra August 29, 2010 - 9:25 am

nice one… love it…

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Avatar of Nandita
Nandita August 17, 2010 - 2:46 am

Very nice,easy to prepare

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Avatar of chetana
chetana July 26, 2010 - 6:17 am

very nice

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Puneeta July 16, 2010 - 4:13 am

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

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Avatar of Sid malik
Sid malik July 13, 2010 - 1:51 am

I like it.

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Avatar of harshita gupta
harshita gupta June 30, 2010 - 10:17 am

its really really nice n i loved it

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Avatar of sitara
sitara June 23, 2010 - 5:18 am

nice

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Avatar of RANJAN
RANJAN June 16, 2010 - 2:34 pm

AWSOME

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Avatar of Selvi
Selvi June 11, 2010 - 3:19 am

i LIKE pAV BHAJI THE BEST.

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awadhash June 10, 2010 - 9:46 am

It is very easy to cook.

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Avatar of Miral
Miral May 31, 2010 - 10:25 am

Very good.Like it

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Avatar of NIDHI
NIDHI May 31, 2010 - 3:54 am

ws guuuuuuuud

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Avatar of samina
samina May 26, 2010 - 7:34 am

homely made , delicious and time saver…

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jaswinder May 23, 2010 - 5:16 am

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

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Avatar of Niranjan Badakere
Niranjan Badakere May 17, 2010 - 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.

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Deepali May 14, 2010 - 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.

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Avatar of Rohini Pareek
Rohini Pareek May 6, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Niece

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sahithi April 25, 2010 - 7:57 am

i like this site verrrrrrrrrry much

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Avatar of deepa
deepa April 25, 2010 - 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………

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Avatar of Shivaji S Shirke
Shivaji S Shirke March 29, 2010 - 12:54 am

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

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Avatar of Monisha
Monisha March 22, 2010 - 7:07 am

Good and Easy to Prepare..

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Avatar of rajesh
rajesh March 15, 2010 - 9:19 am

easy n w’ful

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Avatar of xzy
xzy March 13, 2010 - 7:09 am

Nice

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Avatar of Meenu
Meenu February 13, 2010 - 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

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Avatar of Aman
Aman January 30, 2010 - 9:11 am

really tasty

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himani joshi mohanty January 22, 2010 - 12:17 am

superb

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himani joshi mohanty January 22, 2010 - 12:16 am

it was excellent.

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JYOTSNA January 5, 2010 - 12:51 am

The moment its reading finding that pav bhaji will be awesome

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Avatar of anita
anita December 9, 2009 - 2:55 am

good

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Avatar of Anjali sharma
Anjali sharma November 27, 2009 - 1:22 am

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

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shrabani November 25, 2009 - 1:41 pm

pav bhaji is good

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Avatar of bunny
bunny November 23, 2009 - 1:58 am

super pav bhaji

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Avatar of Ankita
Ankita November 12, 2009 - 4:08 am

It just G8..

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Avatar of Ayush Jadhav
Ayush Jadhav November 3, 2009 - 8:15 am

It’s delicious .

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Avatar of Ayush Jadhav
Ayush Jadhav November 3, 2009 - 8:13 am

very nice

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Ayush Jadhav November 3, 2009 - 8:11 am

very testy

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Avatar of Alpana
Alpana October 24, 2009 - 2:12 am

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

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new admin September 8, 2009 - 2:51 pm

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

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Kavitha February 10, 2010 - 12:33 am

It was wonderful,It was amouth watering recipe.

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R B August 14, 2009 - 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….

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sarrah August 11, 2009 - 6:47 am

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

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Ganesh August 8, 2009 - 7:29 am

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

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Avatar of sruti
sruti July 10, 2009 - 10:52 am

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

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Avatar of sohini
sohini July 7, 2009 - 6:21 am

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

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Avatar of nelau
nelau June 11, 2009 - 11:41 am

gud

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jenni June 4, 2009 - 6:15 am

its nice but can i ask what masala is mean

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Avatar of Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar June 5, 2009 - 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.

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cool May 27, 2010 - 5:37 am

i like it so much

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kiran May 25, 2009 - 3:20 pm

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

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Avatar of Manisha Kanango
Manisha Kanango April 19, 2009 - 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 much.so thanks so much.

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Avatar of quarks
quarks December 8, 2008 - 10:38 am

quite a gud one…. real nice…

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karishma April 4, 2009 - 2:21 am

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

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ritika dass August 21, 2009 - 7:16 am

so nice n it was really helpful

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Avatar of jagjeet
jagjeet November 2, 2008 - 11:04 am

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

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Avatar of karishma
karishma August 27, 2008 - 2:24 am

its awesome

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Avatar of Trisha
Trisha August 6, 2008 - 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.

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Avatar of kalyani
kalyani July 30, 2008 - 9:03 am

nice

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