Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji – पाव भाजी; is an Indian street food and mostly famous in Mumbai Chopati. This is a dish which contains thick vegetable curry and pav (a one kind of Indian bread). I always prefer to make it at breakfast time, as it is easy to make and gave your day a boom start with lots of veggies.

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Pav Bhaji

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Starter, Fast Food, Street FoodCuisine: Indian


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This Pav Bhaji is an Indian street food and mostly famous in Mumbai Chopati. Can have as a evening snack.


  • Buns (पाव)  –  8

  • Onion (प्याज)  –  3 medium

  • Cauliflower (फूलगोभी)  –  8-10 florets

  • Potatoes (आलू)  –  2 medium

  • Capsicum (शिमला मिर्च)  –  2 small

  • Green Peas (मटर)  –  ¼ cup

  • Tomatoes (टमाटर)  –  3 medium

  • Green Chili (हरी मिर्च)  –  1

  • Ginger (अदरक)  –  1 inch

  • Garlic (लहसुन)  –  4-5 cloves

  • Coriander (हरा धनिया) Leaves  –  2 tbsp.

  • Lemon Juice (नींबू का रस)  –  ½ tsp.

  • Red Chili (लाल मिर्च) Powder  –  ½ tsp.

  • Turmeric(हल्दी) Powder  –  ¼ tsp.

  • Pav Bhaji Masala Powder  –  1 ½ tbsp.

  • Butter (मक्खन)  –  1-2 small cubes

  • Water (पानी) as much required.

  • Salt (नमक) as per taste.


  • Boil cauliflower (फूलगोभी), potatoes (आलू) and green peas (मटर) separately.
  • Now peel and mesh potatoes (आलू). Make ginger-garlic (अदरक-लहसुन) paste. Chop green chili (हरी मिर्च), coriander (हरा धनिया) leaves, onion (प्याज), boiled cauliflower (फूलगोभी), capsicum (शिमला मिर्च) and tomatoes (टमाटर). Keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add chopped onion (प्याज), left some for garnish and sauté till translucent.
  • Now add ginger-garlic (अदरक-लहसुन) paste and chopped green chili (हरी मिर्च); sauté till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic (अदरक-लहसुन) paste goes away.
  • After that add tomatoes (टमाटर), Turmeric (हल्दी) powder and salt as per taste. Cook till tomatoes (टमाटर) get soften and mushy.
  • Add mashed potatoes (आलू), chopped cauliflower (फूलगोभी), chopped capsicum (शिमला मिर्च) and boiled green peas (मटर). Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add Red chili (लाल मिर्च) powder and Pav bhaji masala powder. Mix well and cook further for 2 minutes.
  • Now pour water as much require for cooking vegetables.
  • When vegetables soften enough, add chopped Coriander (हरा धनिया) leaves and mesh all the mixture; it will make smooth bhaji. After that cook till the bhaji becomes thick enough.
  • Now add Lemon juice (नींबू का रस); mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Heat butter in a tawa, toast half cut bun for min or two.
  • Garnish with slice of lemon (नींबू), chopped onion (प्याज) and slit green chilli (हरी मिर्च). If require add 1 small cube of butter over bhaji and serve hot.

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