Monday 18 March 2013

Pav Bhaji Mumbai Style

Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai. This dish was originally created by a vendor for the mill workers who had very little time to have their lunch. Pav in Marathi means a small loaf of bread and Bhaji means a vegetable dish. I am very lucky to have a Maharashtrian friend who made this bhaji for a get together. I fell in so much love with it, the first thing I did was to get the recipe from her and tried it and the bhaji came out fabulous.

It is a healthy one pot meal, which nobody should miss. Here’s the Mumbai style bhaji with step by step photos…

So why do you have to wait, just enjoy…


3 medium sized cut to cubes
2 cups
3 cut to cubes
½ cup
½ cup
Capsicum/bell pepper
1 finely chopped
2 finely chopped
Green chillies
1 finely chopped
6 nos  pureed in mixer or very finely chopped
Ginger & Garlic paste
1 tsp
1 pinch
Red chilli powder
2 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala powder(Badshah)
3 tbsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Cumin powder
¼ tsp
2 tbsp
1 tbsp finely chopped
As needed

In a pressure cooker add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, peas and beans. Add enough water and cook for two whistles. After the steam releases mash them with a masher and keep it aside.

In heavy bottomed sauce pan add the butter, when it starts to melt add the asafoetida followed by onions and sauté them until translucent. Now add the ginger & garlic paste and green chillies and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Add the capsicum and sauté real good. Close the lid and cook for about 5 min until really done as shown in the photo.

Now add the pureed tomatoes to it and let it boil for about 5 min. Now add the red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and cumin powder and mix it really well and cook for 3 min for the raw smell to go off. Now add the mashed vegetables in the cooker to the sauce pan and mix really well.

Now squeeze the lemon juice to the vegetables and stir it. Now check for salt and adjust the lemon juice according to your taste. Finally add little butter, chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.

For the pavs

Heat tawa in the stove, add little butter, ¼ tsp of pav bhaji masala powder and mix well. Toast the pavs in the tawa and serve it hot with bhaji.

Yummy and mouth watering pav bhaji is ready to be enjoyed.

If you are really conscious about the butter, you can use a mixture of oil and butter or just oil. But this dish when made with butter tastes great.

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  1. My favourite chaat looks so very tempting very well made

  2. this looks amazing - I've seen other recipes for Pav Bhaji but none look as good as yours!

  3. Just love it.Pav bhaji is my all time favorite among chats.

  4. Wow very delicious pav bhaji... Just love it.... First time here n love ur space.. When I find time do drop at mine...
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  5. My most favourite food, inviting..

  6. Yummy pav bhaji... feel like having one now..

  7. Thank you all very much for taking time to visit my blog, go through my recipe and as well for posting comments.

  8. Super bhaji,never say no to this yumm chat!!

  9. Super tempting and yummy pav bhaji.

  10. one of my fav snack dear.. inviting and delicious..

  11. Wow Priya.. looks really tempting.. I am sure it might be better than what I had prepared at the get together... :)

  12. Thank you very much Pooja, I cannot beat you dear.

  13. Wow. I love pav bhaji.. so tempting
    thanks for linking with my event

  14. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe.

  15. I tried this out for the very first time and it came good.
    thanks a ton..


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