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Mumbai’s famous street food – Pav Bhaji. A hurried meal for the man in the street. It is easy to cook and also filling. It is a Maharashtrian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. Pav = Soft Bun and Bhaji = a spicy preparation with a mixture of vegetables, either whole or mashed, a .. more >
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
20 min
Ready In:
30 min



Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 medium Potatoes, boiled and mashed -
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, chopped -
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped -
  • 1 medium Green capsicum, chopped -
  • 1/4 small Cauliflower, grated -
  • 1/4 cup Green peas, shelled -
  • 1 inch Ginger, chopped - piece
  • 3 tbsp Oil -
  • Green Chillies, chopped -3-4
  • -1 tbsp Pav bhaji masala 1/2
  • 1 tbsp Salt - 1/2
  • -3 tbsp Butter
  • -8 Pav
  • 1/4 leaves Fresh coriander chopped - cup
  • 2 Lemon, cut into wedges -
Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 314

  • Total Fat: 19.3 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1879.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  •     Sugars: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

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Boil green peas in salted water till soft, drain, mash lightly and set aside. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and add three fourth quantity of onions. Sauté till light brown. Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Stir-fry for half a minute. Add half the quantity of tomatoes and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes, stirring continuously or till oil separates from the masala. Add capsicum, mashed peas, cauliflower, potatoes and one and half cups of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes, pressing with back of the spoon a few times, till all the vegetables are completely mashed. Add Pavbhaji Masala, salt and remaining tomatoes. Cook on medium heat for two minutes, stirring continuously. Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan or a tawa. Slice pav horizontally into two and pan fry in butter for half a minute, pressing two or three times or till pav is crisp and light brown. Garnish the bhaji with chopped coriander leaves, remaining butter and serve hot with pav accompanied with remaining chopped onion and lemon wedges.

Cooks' note:
You can also add veggies like beans, carrots ect.
If you dont get pav buns, go ahead with normal milk buns or butter buns.
Chopped tomatoes can be added too. Dont skip chopped raw onions and coriander leaves while serving.
The bhaji goes well with toasted bread too.
Dont skip butter as its the main ingredients which makes this chat tastier.


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