Recipe: Pav Bhaji

Make the original ‘Bombay Pav Bhaji’ by following this recipe.

Make the original ‘Bombay Pav Bhaji’ by following this recipe.


Pavs breads--------------------------------8 nos

Salted yellow Butter-------------------- to shallow fry.

For Bhaji:

Capsicum finely chopped ------------ 1 nos

Onions finely chopped -----------------2 nos

Tomatoes finely chopped -------------2 nos

Mixed vegetables chopped (beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes) ------ 1cup

Shelled peas-----------------------------1/2 cup

Salted yellow butter-------------------- 2 tbspn

Pav Bhaji Masala-----------------------2 tbspn

Chilli powder----------------------------1 tsp

Turmeric powder-----------------------1/4 tspn

Sugar--------------------------------------1/2 tspn

Salt----------------------------------------- to taste

Water (in which vegetables were boiled)—1 cup

Ginger grated, garlic crushed-----------1/2 tspn eac

Lemon juice ------------------------------2 tspn

For Garnish:

Coriander leaves chopped

Onion chopped

Small pieces of lemon


1. Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.

2. Mash them coarsely after draining.

3. Heat butter in a pan.

4. Add ginger-garlice, capsicum, onion, tomatoes.

5. Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.

6. Add pavbhaji masala , chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.

7. Bring to boil.

8. Simmer till gravy is thick, stirring and mashing pieces with masala, in between.

9. Add lemon juice, stir.

10. Garnish with chopped coriander and a dollop of butter.

For Pavs:

1. Slit pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached. (To open like a book).

2. Apply butter (as desired) and roast open on a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crisp on both sides.

3. Serve hot with bhaji, a piece of lemon and chopped onion.