Pav Bhaji (Mumbai Pav Bhaji Recipe)

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Jan. 08, 2014

Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it's a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go -- since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw onions and tomatoes, squeeze a tad of lemon atop the bhaji, and forget yourself!


Chili garlic paste 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
Onion 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , finely chopped
Capsicum 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped
Tomatoes 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , finely chopped
Pav bhaji masala 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Boiled potato 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , lightly mashed
Boiled peas 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , lightly mashed
Coriander 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Water 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For pav
Laddi pav 8 , slit lengthwise
Butter 8 Teaspoon
For garnish
Coriander 4 Tablespoon , chopped



1. In a wok, heat the butter and oil, add the cumin seeds and allow to crackle, add chili garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Add the onions and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the capsicum and sauté for another 1 minute.

3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, mash well using a potato masher. Season with salt, pav bhaji masala, chilli powder and cook for another 2 minutes.

7. Add green peas and potatoes, mix well and cook along with water for 1 to 2 minutes, while mashing it with the help of a masher.

8. Add the coriander, mix well and cook for about a minute.

9. In a griddle, heat butter, and place the pavs, cook until crisp from both sides.


10. Serve pav bhaji garnished with coriander, topped with butter along with onion, tomato and lemon.


For the chili-garlic paste: Soak 5-6 red chilies in enough warm water for at least an hour. Drain, add the garlic and blend in a mixer till smooth, adding little water.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 624Calories from Fat 272

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1206 mg50.25%

Total Carbohydrates 81 g27%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet