Pav Bhaji



A delicious, hearty dish that will leave you wanting more!

Yes, we are talking about Pav Bhaji, a hearty and healthy meal that will satisfy your hunger. A mouthwatering mix of vegetables and spices that will tantalize your taste buds. Pav Bhaji is a spicy vegetable dish, traditionally served with soft, fluffy buns (Pav).

It is popular street food in India and can be made with a variety of different vegetables. This recipe uses potatoes, peas, carrots, and tomatoes, but feel free to experiment with your favourite veggies. Serve with a dollop of yogurt or a side of Raita for a complete meal.

The key to making a good Pav bhaji is to use fresh, quality ingredients. I have used a mix of vegetables, but you can use whatever you like or have on hand. So, let's get started!

History of Pav Bhaji

The history of Pav bhaji is believed to date back to the 1850s in Mumbai. The dish is said to have been created by a street vendor who wanted to make a quick and easy meal for the city's working class. Pav bhaji consists of a spiced vegetable curry served with soft bread rolls. The dish quickly became popular and is now a staple of Mumbai's street food scene.


  • Potatoes - 2 medium, boiled and mashed
  • Cauliflower - 1/4 small, boiled and mashed
  • Green peas - 1/4 cup, boiled
  • Carrots - 1/4 small, boiled and mashed
  • Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green chilli - 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pav bhaji masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste
  • Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing
  • Pav – 6


Method of Preparation

  • Heat butter in a pan. Add onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste. Fry till onions turn translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all the mashed vegetables, Pav Bhaji masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Serve hot with Pav.


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