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Pav Bhaji

on April 4, 2016


Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from Mumbai. Consisting of a vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll. 

Ingredients # 

  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • ½ spoon Tomato Paste ( optional)
  • Cauliflower ¼ small
  • Onion 2 l
  • Ginger 1 inch (chopped)
  • Garlic 5-6 cloves (chopped)
  • Green chilies (chopped 2-4)
  • Green capsicum 1 small
  • 2-3 small cubes beet grated for beautiful red color
  • Fresh coriander (chopped ¼ cup)
  • Green peas (boiled ¼ cup)
  • Lemon 1-2
  • Oil 3 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pav bhaji masala 11/2 spoons
  • Butter 3 tablespoons
  • Pav ( Buns)       


  1. Boil, cool peel and grate potatoes. Wash and finely chop tomatoes, Wash and grate cauliflower. Peel wash and finely chop onion.
  2. Wash, halve, remove seeds and finely chop capsicum.
  3. Clean, wash and finely chop fresh coriander leaves.
  4. Wash and boil the green peas in salted water till soft, drain and mash lightly and keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add three fourth quantity of chopped onion. Sauté 1-2 minutes. (Light brown). Add chopped green chilies, ginger and garlic. Sauté about 30 seconds.
  6. Add half the quantity of chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and cook on medium heat for three to five minutes (until little oil separate).
  7. Add chopped capsicum and grated cauliflower. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add lightly mashed peas and grated boiled potatoes, grated beet and bring it to a boil.
  9. Add bit of water for your desire consistency.
  10. Simmer for eight to ten minutes, mashed all vegetables with masher.
  11. Add pav bhaji masala, salt and rest of the chopped tomatoes. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  12. Heat half of the butter in a thick-bottomed pan or a tawa.
  13. Slice bun horizontally into two and fry in butter for half a minute, press two or three times or till bun is crisp and light brown.
  14. Garnish the bhaji with chopped coriander, butter or grated cheese or grated Paneer.
  15. Serve hot bhaji with bun accompanied with remaining chopped onion and lemon wedges.

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