Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous Indian fast food. It originated in Maharashtra, since then it is being enjoyed all across the country. It is a thick vegetable curry and enjoyed with pav (soft puffed bread). 

I have taken potatoes, cauliflower and peas to prepare the bhaji along with onions, tomatoes and capsicum. You can also add veggies of your choice like carrots, etc.

Also try: Aloo Tamatar Sabji, Soya Chunks, Palak Paneer (no onion or garlic), or Achaari Aloo.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 mins, Cooking – 35 mins, Total – 50 mins

Servings: 4


  1. Pav – 8 pieces
  2. Potato – 2 cups (roughly chopped)
  3. Cauliflower – 1 cup (roughly chopped)
  4. Peas – 1/2 cup
  5. Capsicum – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  6. Onion – 2 medium (finely chopped)
  7. Tomato – 3 medium-large (finely chopped)
  8. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped) (optional)
  9. Ginger –  1 inch (grated)
  10. Garlic Clove – 4 (grated)
  11. Pav Bhaji Masala Powder – 3 tsp
  12. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Butter – 2 tbsp + to toast the pavs
  15. Oil – 2 tbsp
  16. Water – 1 cup or as needed
  17. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  18. Coriander Leaves – to garnish
  19. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Pav Bhaji:

  1. Add potatoes, cauliflower and peas in a pressure cooker. Add 1/2 cup water. Close the lid and cook until soft, around 10-15 mins
  2. Once cooked open the lid and mash the vegetables. Keep aside
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 2 tbsp butter
  4. Add ginger and garlic. Saute till fragrant
  5. Add onions. Saute till golden brown
  6. Add tomatoes, pav bhaji masala powder and red chilli powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  7. Add capsicum and cook for 3-4 mins
  8. Add mashed vegetables, salt and 1/2 cup water (or as needed). Mix well. Cover and cook for 5-6 mins or until you get the desired thickness
  9. Turn off the flame. Add lemon juice, garam masala powder and coriander leaves. Mix. Pav Bhaji is ready
  10. Heat a tawa or non stick pan. Butter the pavs and toast them
  11. Now take desired amount of bhaji on a serving plate, add a dollop of butter and top it with some chopped onions. Serve with toasted pav’s and lemon wedges on the side.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Wow! My Fav! Looks so tempting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Chef Niraj Kumar says:

    Excellent I tried

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s great!!! Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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