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Pav Bhaji

Snigdha's picture
Pav Bhaaji is definetly one of Mumbai's many favorite Street Food. The popularity of this dish has spread to other metropoliton's in India. Pav Bhaaji can also made at home with ease. Pav mean bread and Bhaaji is the spicy-tangy curry/gravy. And they both do make a delicious combination
  Chopped mixed vegetables 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 4
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dhaniya powder/Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chaat masala 2 Pinch
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Pav bhaaji masala 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Chilly To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste
  Cilantro/Coriander 1 Tablespoon
  Pav/Bread buns 10
  Butter 2 Tablespoon

For making Bhaaji
Chop all mixed vegetables and either pressure cook them or boil in microwave for 10 minutes and mash them into a coarse mixture.

Heat a deep skillet. Add 2 tbs oil and 1 tbs butter. Add cumin seeds and slit green chillies. Add the mashed vegetables.

Add pav bhaaji masala, garam masala, dhaniya powder, salt and chilly powder. Mix thoroughly. Add 2 cups of water. Mash vegetables while stirring. Cover with lid and continue cooking for another 5 minutes/until the bhaaji turns into brownish color.

Remove lid. Add 1 more tbs of butter and continue cooking until gravy thickens/reaches desired consistency(approx 5-10 minutes).

Garnish with cilantro.

For Pav
Cut the pav's/buns into halves.

Heat a tawa/pan. Smear butter on the pan.

Roast the pav's on one side until they turn golden brown.

Serve with Hot Bhaaji.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 298 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.3%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.2 mg8.1%

Sodium 704.2 mg29.3%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.1%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 4 g8.7%

Vitamin A 23.8% Vitamin C 26.9%

Calcium 3.9% Iron 4.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


vandana's picture
The pav bhaji looks yummy snigdha. Have been missing the dish ever since I moved from mumbai to vizag(am still to find a good place here that serves authentic pav bhaji). Ur pic has got me craving for it right in the morning itself. Have to make it soon my tastebuds are going crazy:)....
Snigdha's picture
Thank you Vandana. Now that you have moved to Vizag, am sure you miss all the Vada pav's, Bhel puri, Pavi Bhaaji and all kinds of delicious Mumbai Street Food.
foodwithme's picture
Great looking food Snigdha. You have such interesting recipes posted here thought you might like to do some baking. I am hosting a baking event(details are on the home page blog). Looking forward to the support and participation of wonderful cooks like you.
aparna.priya's picture
Simply delicious and yummy.....
Pav Bhaji Recipe