Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji|Pav Bhaji Recipe|

Pav Bhaji Recipe-This is a popular and favorite snack in Maharashtra. It is a combination of thick vegetable curry served with bread roll. Curry is prepared using variety of vegetables (any seasonal vegetables can be used) cooked in butter. Also pav is roasted in butter and served with lemon, onion and some green chutney.

Pav bhaji has many variations in ingredients and garnishes, but is essentially a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy cooked on a flat griddle (tava) served hot with a buttered soft white bread roll. This recipe is so popular in Mumbai that you can find it easily even at streets. I make this recipe very often as it is quick, easy and light for breakfast or evening snack.

So you can give it a try and enjoy.



Potato- 1 big pc

Cauliflower- 1/2 bunch

Cabbage-1/2 bunch

Peas-1 bowl

Carrot-2 to 3 pc

Onion- 2 big pc

Ginger-1 inch stem

Garlic-3 to 4 pc

Butter-100 gms

Salt-to taste

Red chilly powder-1 tea spoon

Turmeric powder-1 tea spoon

Coriander powder-1 tea spoon

Garam masala-1 tea spoon

Pav bhaji masala-1 tea spoon

Lemon-1 pc

Green chilly-2 to 3 pc

Pav(Buns)-3 to 4



  1. Peel and wash all the vegetables. Roughly chop potato, cauliflower, cabbage and carrot. Chop finely onion, ginger, garlic and tomato.Pav Bhaji
  2. Heat a spoon of butter in a pressure cooker, add ginger, garlic and cook til it gets brown. Add onion and cook for a while.Pav Bhaji
  3. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till it gets soft.Pav Bhaji
  4. Now add all the veggies and season with salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 whistles.Pav Bhaji
  5. Remove all the steam and add pav bhaji masala. Mash the vegetables using a ladle or hand blender. Don’t over mash the bhaji, keep it roughly mashed.Pav Bhaji
  6. Transfer the bhaji to serving dish and squeeze half lemon over it. Garnish using onion rings, green chilly and lemon.Pav Bhaji
  7. Cut the pav from center and roast it on flat pan. Apply butter on the both sides of pav.
  8. Serve the hot Pav Bhaji with chutney, achhar or just as it is.Pav Bhaji